AAUW Reacts to EEOC Announcement on Pay Data Collection

September 11, 2019

Mary C. Hickey



WASHINGTON, DC — Kim Churches, CEO of the American Association of University Women, issued this statement in response to today’s announcement by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of its intent to stop collecting pay data from employers after meeting the court-ordered requirement that it do so this year.

“It is enormously disappointing, but sadly unsurprising, to learn the EEOC plans to stop collecting data that could help shed light on pay discrimination. Coming on the heels of yesterday’s U.S. Census data report showing the gender pay gap remains unchanged, this calls into question the Trump Administration’s commitment to pay equity for women — as well as to the economic security for American families. We need to do more, not less, to close the gender pay gap, and this data collection was a significant step in the right direction. AAUW will be watching the EEOC to see that the data currently required gets properly collected and sufficiently analyzed. And we will do everything we can to try to reverse this action to ensure the EEOC stays true to its mission of creating a fair and equitable workplace for all.”


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