Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
OFCCP Proposes Rule to Collect Summary Compensation Data from Contractors in New Equal Pay Report
UPDATE: Comment period extended by 60 days. New deadline is January 5, 2015.
On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requiring covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees to submit an annual Equal Pay Report on employee compensation. The proposal was published in the Federal Register on August 8.
The NRPM was developed to enable OFCCP to direct its enforcement resources toward those federal contractors and subcontractors whose summary compensation data suggest potential pay violations. OFCCP also proposes to release aggregate summary data on the race and gender pay gap by industry and EEO-1 category to encourage contractors to review their pay data using the same metrics as OFCCP and to take voluntary necessary measures to achieve full compliance. By using existing reporting frameworks that contractors already maintain in electronic payroll records, including W-2 earnings, and the longstanding categories and definitions that apply to the EEO-1 Report, the proposed Equal Pay Report would avoid costly new recordkeeping requirements and minimize, to the extent feasible, the compliance burden on federal contractors and subcontractors.
The deadline for submitting comments is January 5, 2015, 150 days from the date of the NPRM publication in the Federal Register.
- Read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Review the Supporting Documentation
- Comment on the NPRM
- Check out the Fact Sheet
- Read the original announcement and the extension news release
- Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions