Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Annually Submit Compensation Data

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Published Date: 08/11/2014


By Kaleigh Ferraro


On August 6, 2014, the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced proposed rule changes that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual Pay Equity Report. These proposed rules are expected to be published in the Federal Register on August 8th. Public comments will be open from August 8 through November 6, 2014. Below is a summary of the Pay Equity Report.


Who must submit: Companies who file the EEO-1 report, have more than 100 employees and federal contracts/subcontracts of $50,000 or more.


When: The proposed rule suggests a filing period of January 1 – March 31 on an annual basis.


What is the Pay Equity Report: Similar to the current EEO-1 report, contractors will include employee numbers (count) by EEO-1 job categories. In addition, contractors will have to supply summarized compensation information. The report should provide:


  • Total number of workers by EEO-1 job category by race, ethnicity and sex;
  • Total W-2 wages for all workers in the job category by race, ethnicity and sex; and
  • Total hours worked by all employees in the job category by race, ethnicity and sex.


The OFCCP expects to use compensation data to assist in selecting contractors for audits, as well as publishing the aggregate pay data by industry for use by contractors in reviewing their pay data. To read and comment on this proposed rule, visit


More information will be available shortly. If you have any questions about this proposed change or affirmative action in general, please contact me at 919‑713‑5241 or CAI provides comprehensive affirmative action planning services such as plan preparation, consulting, training, and OFCCP audit assistance.