As announced, as the 2022 NILG National Conference was coming to a close, EEOC released the long-awaited National Academy of Sciences report on the EEOC’s Pay Data Collection Completed in 2020. The study, titled Evaluation of Compensation Data Collected Through the EEO-1 Form, is a dense read at over 275 pages.

The high level conclusion from EEOC’s perspective is the study

confirms pay data collection is a key tool to fight discrimination.

The report found however, that the process of collection, as well as the actual data to be collected had flaws. The report also recommends EEOC embark in a trial to field test the process if decides to roll out a nationwide data collection tool.

Former EEOC Commissioner Vicki Lipnic, who previously addressed pay equity at previous NILG National Conferences and was on stage as part of the conference’s wrap up, offered her insight that the process to develop, test and implement a new pay data collection tool is a lengthy process that can take years to complete.

There will undoubtedly be a variety of thoughts, opinions and take-aways from the report shared by many in the coming days and weeks. We will be reviewing the detailed report and will be back with our insights.

The National Academies’ webinar about the report will be held on August 2 from 1 pm – 3 pm (ET), and people can register here.