EEOC announces new deadline for employers to submit employee data
After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of COVID-19, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on Monday, April 26, 2021. The data collected includes information like race, gender, and ethnicity.
The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data will be Monday, July 19, 2021. The EEOC is also extending the data collection period for 2021 from 10 weeks to 12 weeks to provide employers additional time to file.
The EEO-1 Component 1 collects workforce data from employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees). The EEOC began formally notifying EEO-1 filers via email March 29, 2021. Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the April 26 opening of the data collection period.
EEO filers can visit https://EEOCdata.org for more information regarding updates on the data collection. When the collection opens, resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available online at https://EEOCdata.org. The EEOC Filer Support Team is available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Employers should closely monitor the rules and regulations specific to their jurisdiction(s) and should seek advice from counsel relative to their rights and responsibilities.