16 March 2021

EEO-1 Extends Reporting Timeline

An EEO-1 Report must be submitted by all private sector employers with at least 100 employees, federal contractors with 50 or more employees, and a comparable report by certain types of public employers.  Now known as EEO-1 Component 1, this data submission has been required for over 50 years.

Earlier this year, the EEOC had stated that private sector employers would be required to submit their workforce data starting in April 2021. Since employers (and the EEOC) were overwhelmed by the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency, there was no EEO-1 filing for 2019 data.  Because covered employers were given a pass last year, this year employers must submit workforce data for both 2019 and 2020.

The EEOC recently made a further announcement regarding the timing for filing EEO-1 reports.  The EEOC stated:

“The EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open at the end of April 2021 and close in July 2021. The exact closing date will be posted when the data collection launches. Employers will be notified of additional details and how to access the online filing system in April.”

Based on this most recent announcement, employers should expect to receive additional information from the Agency in April.

We will keep you updated with further developments and more specific instructions.