March 24, 2017

Trade Associations Ask OMB to Review EEO-1 Pay Data Report

From: The National Law Review

Article By James J. Plunkett | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Over the last couple of weeks, much of the media in Washington, D.C., has turned its attention to the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), former South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney. This is because Mulvaney is in charge of advancing the administration’s first federal budget proposal, as well as coordinating Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What goes unnoticed, however, is that Mulvaney and his office will play a crucial role in the employer community’s efforts to ease the regulatory burdens that have piled up over the last several years. Here’s just one way how.


Well, if OMB giveth, then it can taketh away. So naturally, earlier this week, a group of 27 trade associations asked Mulvaney to review OMB’s prior approval of the changes to the EEO-1 form and either issue a stay of the current March 2018 reporting date or rescind the changes altogether. The group argues that little-known provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act allow Mulvaney to take these steps.

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