The National Women’s Law Center (the Center) has worked for over 40 years to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity—with a focus on women’s employment, education, income security, health, and reproductive rights—and has long worked to remove barriers to equal treatment of women in the workplace, particularly those that suppress women’s wages. Collecting compensation data through the EEO-1 will improve enforcement of pay discrimination laws and increase voluntary employer compliance with those laws, helping to close the gender pay gap.  The National Women’s Law Center strongly supports the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposal to require large employers to submit summary compensation data as part of the annual EEO-1 reporting process.