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SEC’s Lee Eyes Release of Workforce Diversity Data Sent to EEOC

June 22, 2021, 6:24 PM

The SEC should consider requiring companies to publicly disclose gender and diversity data they already file confidentially with the federal government, agency Commissioner Allison Lee said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission should be working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to learn how the SEC might leverage the information companies send to the EEOC, the Democrat said Tuesday.

The data, found in corporate “EEO-1” reports, show a company’s workforce race, ethnicity, and binary gender makeup.

Investors have increasingly asked companies for the EEO-1 data or similar diversity, equity, and inclusion information. The SEC should find out whether the EEO-1 data ...

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