EEOC Announcement July 16, 2020
The EEOC announced that the Commission has voted unanimously to fund a statistical study with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) to conduct an independent assessment of the quality and utility of the EEO-1 Component 2 data that was collected for FY 2017 and FY 2018 last year as a result of a court order. The Information Quality Act requires the EEOC to assess and assure the quality and utility of data collected by the agency. In order to meet the requirements of the Information Quality Act, the assessment by CNSTAT will examine the fitness for use of the data, including the utility of pay bands in measuring pay disparities and potential statistical and analytically appropriate uses of the data. The CNSTAT assessment will also inform the EEOC’s approach to future data collections.