Finally get that promotion? Get exclusive content, tips and tools to help you excel.
Implicit bias occurs when individuals make judgments about people based on gender, race or other prohibited factors without even realizing they’re doing it.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 12 cities across the U.S. this spring.
#SHRM18 will expand your perspective – on your organization, on your career, and on the way you approach HR. Join us in Chicago June 17-20, 2018
Diversity and inclusion executive calls proposal to collect pay data burdensome and says there are legitimate reasons for differences in pay
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) applauds the desire to prevent discriminatory variations in pay, but data that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to collect from employers will not identify unlawful pay discrimination, an HR executive testified today.
Appearing before an EEOC hearing on its proposal to collect compensation data, Janese Murray said the EEOC should not expand the EEO-1 form to collect data on pay and hours worked.
“Collecting pay data in the highly aggregated manner proposed will not help identify unlawful pay discrimination,” said Murray, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Exelon Corporation.
Speaking on behalf of the more than 275,000-member SHRM, Murray described an already laborious process of collecting and reporting data on employees in specific job categories by race, sex and ethnicity under the current EEO-1.
She said the burden of adding pay data will be far greater than what the EEOC has estimated. “Adding salary data and hours worked will only add time and cost to this effort — well beyond an additional few hours, particularly since many employers don’t have EEO-1 and payroll data in the same system.”
Murray, of Baltimore, said pay is a key aspect of an employer’s talent management strategy with location, industry, competition and demand all influencing compensation.
“Over time, pay is increasingly influenced by an employee’s chosen career path — previous jobs, experience, education, performance and geographic locations along with level of responsibility,” she said. “From the HR perspective, these factors provide a legitimate basis for differences in pay among employees doing similar work.”
She highlighted the need for greater workplace flexibility to attract diversity in all job and pay levels. “The current national discussion on pay equity is important and one that many of us relate to on a personal level,” she said.
Full testimony is available at https://www.shrm.org/Advocacy/PublicPolicyStatusReports/Courts-Regulations/Documents/SHRM%20Murray%20EEO%201.pdf
MEDIA: For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Kate Kennedy at Kate.Kennedy@shrm.org and 703-535-6260 or Vanessa.Gray at Vanessa.Gray@shrm.org and 703-535-6072.
About the Society for Human Resource Management
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies