Apparently, election results don’t matter in some of the nation’s courts! A federal judge in Washington, DC this week ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continue collecting pay data for 2017 & 2018 as required by the Obama administration – despite the fact that the Trump administration reversed that agency mandate!! You’ll recall that in 2016, the EEOC under President Obama updated the EEO-1 form to include pay data delineated by race, ethnicity and gender. With President Trump’s election in November 2016, the new administration reversed the data collection policies back to the former requirement and was promptly challenged in court. Ultimately, EEOC agreed to collect the expanded Obama data for 2017 and 2018 until its September 30 filing deadline, but with the latest order by Judge Tanya Chutkan, EEOC is required to continue collecting late EEO-1 filings until it matches the average number of filers who submitted data in recent years. Currently, EEOC is only at 80%.