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New EEOC Memo Clouds Debate Over Employee Pay Data Collection

Feb. 14, 2019, 9:22 PM

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget pulled back an Obama era move to expand the collection of employee pay data by saying it would be too burdensome for employers. A newly uncovered memo from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which now has jurisdiction over the issue, shows that may not be the case.

Questions about the EEOC’s decision to release specifications for how businesses would have been required to report some pay data after proposing the new requirements didn’t justify OMB’s decision to halt the proposal, EEOC legal counsel Peggy Mastroianni said in an April 2017 memo obtained...

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