EEOC Announced July 19, 2021 Deadline for Employers to Submit 2019 and 2020 Workforce Data
On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that data collection for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 filing will open one week from today—Monday, April 26, 2021. Employers will have until Monday, July 19, 2021 to submit their data for those years. Each year, employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees) must file EEO-1 Component 1 data, an annual survey of employment data organized by race, gender, and ethnicity of the employer’s workforce by job category.
As was often the case in 2020, the EEOC delayed the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency. That delay requires employers to make two submissions in 2021: one with 2019 EEO-1 data and one with 2020 EEO-1 data. Given the multiyear requirement, the EEOC is extending the data collection period this year from 10 weeks to 12 weeks to provide employers additional time to file, acknowledging the differential impacts of COVID-19 on workplaces across the country, and recognizing that the requirement to submit two years of EEO-1 data is a substantial undertaking.
The EEOC recommends that employers begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the April 26 opening of the data collection period. For more information regarding the data collection and resources to assist filers with their submissions, click here.