Eligible Employers Must Once Again Submit EEO-1 Data After Delay Due to COVID-19

January 19, 2021

By: Shari A. Alexander and Kimberly Klein

After postponing the submission of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data in 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers who are required to file the data for 2019 and 2020 will soon be able to do so. The deadline has not yet been announced, but the period in which the data must be filed will open in April 2021.

All private employers with 100 or more employees and all federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract or subcontract of $50,000 or more are required to file an EEO-1 report.  The EEO-1 report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories.  A link to the EEOC’s Frequently Asked Questions about the EEO-1 filing can be found here.

Employers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of this opening.  The precise opening date of the collection, as well as the submission deadline, will be announced on the EEOC’s home page at www.eeoc.gov and on the new website for the agency’s EEO data collections at https://EEOCdata.org. In addition, as in previ­ous years, a notification letter will be sent to required filers.