Notwithstanding the deadline for employers to collect and report certain pay data for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was this past Tuesday, October 1, the agency has again extended the window for employers to do so. Essentially the agency, which is under court order to collect the additional pay data as first ordered under the Obama administration, determined that it has not collected enough from the EEO-1 Forms it’s received to satisfy the court’s mandate and hence will continue to collect it until that threshold is attained. You will recall that the Obama era expansion of data was reversed by the Trump administration in August 2017, only to have the US District Court for the District of Columbia vacate that OMB directive last year and reinstate the data collection order.  At this juncture, covered employers (those with more than 100 employees) are advised to submit their pay data to EEOC broken down by race, ethnicity and gender, but the agency has already determined that it will not seek authorization to collect the data in subsequent years.