The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed a new rule that would require employers with more than 100 employees to provide employee pay data to the federal government, including employee ethnicity, race and gender information, by job category. The purpose of the proposed rule is to help enforce equal pay laws.
If implemented as proposed, covered employers will have to report the required data beginning in 2017 on a revised Employer Information (EEO-1) Report (see this sample of a revised EEO-1).
The EEOC is accepting comments on the proposed rule until April 1, 2016.  You can submit comments on this rule by clicking here.