Dialogue with the EEOC’s Keith Sonderling and discussion on executive compensation

November 2023

On October 17, 2023, members of the Compensation and Talent Governance Network (CTGN) met with Commissioner Keith Sonderling, head of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), to discuss the EEOC’s current priorities and expectations for boards regarding human capital management. The conversation covered trends in discrimination claims, especially the rise in mental health claims; ongoing challenges around remote work; the transformative impact of new technologies; pay transparency; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. Our afternoon peer discussion on executive compensation, featuring insights from Virginia Rhodes of Meridian Compensation Partners, highlighted trends in say on pay and effective responses to negative outcomes, as well as lessons from the first year of pay-versus-performance disclosures and thoughts on the expanding responsibilities compensation committees are handling.