Yesterday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the 2017 stay which had delayed the implementation of EEOC’s pay data collection and indicated “the previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect.” The EEO-1 portal is currently scheduled to open March 18, 2019. It is unknown whether this decision will impact the impending reporting period, or whether the government will seek to appeal this decision.  

Notably, the judge stated this “will not have potentially disruptive consequences” for filers because the “revised pay data collection had been in place for almost a year by the time it was stayed” and the stay was only temporary. In other words, filers knew this was coming, so they should not need any extra time to comply. This could add quite an unfortunate twist to this reporting period, so stay tuned! 

Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458 (TSC) – MEMORANDUM OPINION: Regarding Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss 11, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment 22, and Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment 27. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/4/2019.