The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has initiated “a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the pay data collection aspects” of the EEO-1 form, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which under President Obama had instituted compensation reporting requirements on firms with at least 100 employees.
The deadline for submitting the data had earlier been pushed back, but the OMB action puts everything on hold. The firms still must complete other long-standing sections on race and gender by March 31, 2018, according to EEOC’s instructions.
The OMB can rescind its approval of a rule if it later finds that its burden estimate was “materially in error.” The agency did not confirm that it used that option.
EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic voted against the reporting rule under Obama and still lacks a Republican majority to reverse course.