New EEOC Dashboard Compelled by Trump-Era Litigation 

Washington D.C. – In a big win for transparency and equality, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the release of a new data dashboard featuring information about how approximately 70,000 private companies pay their employees. The data release is the first time pay data from 2017 and 2018 has been aggregated and comes as the result of litigation brought by Democracy Forward on behalf of clients when the Trump Administration unlawfully halted the data’s collection. 

“A thriving democracy relies on facts and evidence, and this is a historic and important victory for the advocates who fought for transparency,” said Robin Thurston, Legal Director of Democracy Forward. “This data helps highlight disparities in how people of different genders and races are treated by their employers and it is a useful tool in helping the EEOC fulfill its mandate to move toward equality in the workplace. Democracy Forward is incredibly grateful for the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for their work and advocacy in this case and we are very happy to see this data now easily accessible.” 

Democracy Forward and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) sued the Office of Management and Budget in 2017 on behalf of the NWLC and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, ultimately winning the case and compelling the collection of this data. The data includes 2017 and 2018 pay data reported by about 70,000 private employers and certain federal contractors with at least employees, representing more than 100 million workers in total. 

To view the EEOC pay data collection, please visit “What You Should Know: The National Academies’ Evaluation of Compensation Data Collected Through the EEO-1 Form” on the EEOC website. 

For more information about Democracy Forward and the work to compel this data’s release, please visit

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