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The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) recently presented comments to the National Academies of Sciences’ (NAS) Panel to Evaluate the Quality of Compensation Data Collected from U.S. Employers by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through the EEO-1 Form (the Panel).

Click the button below to download the presentation statement that NILG Advisory Council member Valentin Estevez, Ph.D. and NILG Chair Anthony Kaylin provided the Panel addressing, among other things, the limited utility of the data collected in predicting pay equity issues, and recommendations for less burdensome data collection should future reporting prove warranted.

In discussion with the Panel, the NILG questioned the burden imposed on employers to meld data elements, and asked how the EEOC and OFCCP plan to use the data. The NILG raised issues concerning the confidentiality and security of the data, workers declining to self-ID, and the reporting of non-binary and transgender employees.

The NILG thanks the Panel for this opportunity to recount compliance professionals’ experience with and concerns about the recent filing, and hopes for further discussion with the Panel as it weighs options for ensuring our shared goal of pay equity.


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