EEOC to Begin Collecting 2019/20 EEO-1 Component 1 data on April 26, 2021
On March 29, 2021, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that, after delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency will start collecting both 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data on Monday, April 26, 2021. Filers should begin preparing now to submit 2019 and 2020 data in anticipation of this opening. The deadline to submit both 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data will be Monday, July 19th, 2021, giving employers an additional two weeks — 12 weeks total instead of the usual 10 weeks — to file.
When the collection opens, resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available on a new dedicated website for the EEOC’s data collections. All employers with 100 or more employees (and federal government contractors with 50 or more employees) are required to report their EEO-1 Component 1 data, which includes information on the racial/ethnic and gender composition of an employer’s workforce by specific job categories.
For MEA members, the Hotline and a Member Legal Services attorney are available to respond to questions regarding data collection.
Amy G. McAndrew, Esquire
Director of Legal and Compliance Services
MidAtlantic Employers’ Association
*This Alert is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.