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White House and EEOC Makes Changes to
Promote Equal Pay
On January 29, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) issued a press release detailing information on the proposed revision to the Employer Information
Report (EEO-1). Details on the changes were listed in the
Federal Register on Monday, February 1.
EEO Report Types
Prior to reading about the proposed changes, it is important
to note that there are actually four different types of EEO
reports--EEO-1, EEO-2, EEO-4, and EEO-5. EEO-1 reports
are filed by private employers who are subject to Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1962 with 100 or more employees.
Yet, state and local governments, schools, institutes of
higher education, tribes, and tax-exempt organizations are
excluded. Additionally, all federal contractors who meet specific requirements are also required to file. For specific
EEO-1 filing details, anyone can view the EEOC's website
specifically on EEO-1's.
Schools districts file EEO-5 reports every other year. According to the EEOC, the EEO-5 report, "formally known as
the Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report, is a
joint requirement of the EEOC and the Office for Civil Rights
of the Department of Education. It is conducted biennially, in
the even numbered years, and covers all public elementary
and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees
in the United States."
For those interested in the types of EEO reports, surveys,
and filing time periods, you can visit the EEOC's website.
Thus, while this change to EEO-1 reports does not directly impact school districts, organizations providing
services to districts could be affected. Further, if these
changes are being made to EEO-1 reporting requirements, it could be speculated that the other EEO type
reporting requirements (for other types of organiza-
tions) could be altered in the future. Additionally, it is never a
bad idea for HR and Talent professionals to stay up to date with
important legislative changes nationally.
Proposed EEO-1 Changes
Currently, EEO-1 filings include employee profiles, such as data
on race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The revision would require all EEO-1 filing organizations to provide Component 1 data
which is the information currently collected, as well as Component 2 data, which would include employee W-2 information and
hours worked. Proposed changes for EEO-1 documents (to include both Components) would take effect starting in 2017. The
purpose of this collection is so the EEOC can better identify pay
discrimination as well as "assist employers in promoting equal
pay in their workplaces." The EEOC press release notes that
these changes come in conjunction with the seventh anniversary
of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang was quoted in the press release that
"Collecting pay data is a significant step forward in addressing
discriminatory pay practices. This information will assist employers in evaluating their pay practices to prevent pay discrimination
and strengthen enforcement of our federal anti-discrimination
At this time, individuals have an opportunity to provide official written comments on this notice, which must be submitted on or before April 1, 2016 to www.regulations.gov. Please remember than
any time you file an official written comment, you are filing a document into an official docket and that personal information included
in your comment text and/or uploaded attachment(s) may be publicly viewable on the internet.
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reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education.
What do you believe
Ultimately, that is the fundamental question.
With all of the programs and initiatives that we
implement in schools, the greatest factor in the
academic achievement of students is the teacher. There is no amount of interview coaching or
résumé development that can substitute for a
teacher that is qualified to teach and passionate
about the success of students. If your passion
for the learning and success of your students
does not come through, your interview process
will be short.
Before you launch into a career move or
into your first teaching assignment search,
spend some time reflecting on what you believe about the success of all students. At
your core, do you believe that all students can
learn? Do you believe that it is your responsibility as an educator to support the development of each child to his or her fullest potential? Do you have the patience and persistence
necessary to stick with it, even when faced with
obstacles and challenges? How has this belief
and practice been evident in your teaching?
How does this come through in your résumé?
Your cover letter?
Unmistakable in all of your sharing as a prospective teacher should be an unwavering commitment to the success of each student. It is easy
to speak about all students, but the concept of
each communicates something very different.
"Each" points to differentiation and individualization. "Each" suggests that you recognize students learn at different rates and have different.
"Each" opens the door for culturally relevant
pedagogy. w"Each" suggests that learning is the
constant but time and opportunity are the variables. "Each" implies that you will strive to connect with your students individually.
As you go into your interview, have specific students in mind. Think about those with whom
you have made a positive impact and they grew.
Think also about those with whom you wish you
had more time and opportunity. What have you
learned as an educator that you will take into
your new position that will make you effective?
What strategies did you use that have become
part of your repertoire? With whom did you collaborate and team? How did you involve or attempt to involve parents? Have this information
in your head as you prepare. Be able to speak
to the learning you have gleaned in the trenches.
Weave it in. What this does is sets you apart as
one who has a foundation and experience verses
one who can theorize.
Ah! But, a caution...as you are speaking about
them, leave out their names. Remember FERPA! As interviewers, we gasp when we hear the
names of students bantered around because of
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of Editorial Projects in Education.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - November 15, 2017
Education Week - November 15, 2017
E-Schools Adapting to Transgender Students’ Needs
In Florida, Laissez-Faire Approach to Monitoring Private School Vouchers
New Survey Details Effect of Inclusion on Teaching Time
Are States Changing Course On Teacher Evaluation?
News in Brief
Teaching Parents the Right ‘Questions to Ask’ in Schools
Rising Food Allergies A Challenge for Schools
GreatSchools Expands Its Ratings on Schools
Study: Do Parents Need a Reason To Go School Shopping?
SNAPSHOT: Single-Gender Education
New Mexico Offers Teachers A Seat at Policymaking Table
Repercussions for K-12 From Democratic Election Gains
GOP Tax Plans Could Affect K-12 Aid, Teachers’ Pocketbooks
A One-Year Scorecard for Trump On K-12 Campaign-Trail Promises
A Primer on the Teacher Tax Break
Emily Phillips Galloway, Paola Uccelli & Christina Dobbs: The Power of Precise Language
Adam Urbanski, Tom Alves & Ellen Bernstein: Without Teacher Input, Ed. Reform Is Doomed to Fail
William Sterrett: Time Is a Principal’s Most Limited Resource
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Elaine Weiss & Christopher T. Cross: Education’s Golden Rule
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Are States Changing Course On Teacher Evaluation?
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Cover2
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 3
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Report Roundup
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 5
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Teaching Parents the Right ‘Questions to Ask’ in Schools
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Rising Food Allergies A Challenge for Schools
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - GreatSchools Expands Its Ratings on Schools
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Study: Do Parents Need a Reason To Go School Shopping?
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - SNAPSHOT: Single-Gender Education
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 11
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 12
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 13
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 14
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 15
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 16
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - New Mexico Offers Teachers A Seat at Policymaking Table
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 18
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - GOP Tax Plans Could Affect K-12 Aid, Teachers’ Pocketbooks
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - A One-Year Scorecard for Trump On K-12 Campaign-Trail Promises
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - A Primer on the Teacher Tax Break
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Adam Urbanski, Tom Alves & Ellen Bernstein: Without Teacher Input, Ed. Reform Is Doomed to Fail
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - William Sterrett: Time Is a Principal’s Most Limited Resource
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Readers React
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - 25
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Cover3
Education Week - November 15, 2017 - Elaine Weiss & Christopher T. Cross: Education’s Golden Rule