Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 on business operations, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Aug. 18 that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection filing deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. The deadline was previously extended from July 19 to Aug. 23. The EEOC indicated that the new deadline of Oct. 25 is final and all eligible filers must submit data by this date. The EEOC encourages eligible employers to file the required EEO-1 Component 1 report(s) as soon as possible.

According to the EEO-1 Component 1 website, the EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. Resources to assist filers with their submissions are available on a dedicated website for the EEOC’s data collections.

Filers should visit the EEO-1 Component 1 website for the latest filing updates and additional information.  They can also visit the Filer Support Center to request assistance and find helpful resources on how to file the 2019/2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports. 

More information on EEO-1 Component 1 data and other EEO data collections can be found on the EEOC website.

This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion.