A federal district court judge has restored the pay data collection requirement established by the Obama administration and then axed by the Trump Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the District of Columbia District Court ruled that the “previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect,” explaining that the OMB had failed to provide a “reasoned explanation” for the cancellation of pay data gathering.

The EEO-1 report was originally due this month, but because of the federal government shutdown earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) extended the report’s deadline until May 31.

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub­contract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

The filing of the EEO-1 report is required by federal law per Section 709(c), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and §1602.7–§1602.14, Title 29, Chapter XIV of the Federal Code of Regulations.