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FOIA Requests to Trump Administration on Equal Pay Data Collection

Attached are NWLC and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding its decision to halt the EEO-1 pay data collection.  These five requests seek information about the procedures used by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) when it decided in August to halt the EEO-1 equal pay data collection. OMB officials failed to respond to several written requests by the National Women’s Law Center to meet, on behalf of equal pay stakeholders, in advance of the decision to halt the rule. Because of this, we filed these FOIA requests to shine a light on the shadowy process that is being used to place obstacles in the path of equal pay and to hold the Administration to the legal standards that constrain its ability to overturn this important effort.