2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Period Now Open

By Kimberly J. Korando and Jenny E. Bobbitt

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on April 26, 2021 the opening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection, which was previously delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data collection period is open for 12 weeks, expiring on July 19, 2021, representing a two-week extension to the typical ten-week collection period due to the ongoing pandemic and the requirement to submit two years of data this cycle. Employers will be required to file and certify their 2019 EEO-1 reports before filing and certifying their 2020 EEO-1 reports.

As described in our earlier e-trend, the EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated compliance survey that certain employers must file with the EEOC, providing employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. In general, private (non-governmental) employers who have more than 100 employees and federal contractors who have at least 50 employees and a federal contract of $50,000 or more must file an EEO-1 Report annually. 

Covered employers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the July 19, 2021 filing deadline by visiting the EEOC 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Data Collection website. The website contains FAQs and other information on a variety of topics, including company organizational changes (mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, bankruptcy), multi-establishment employers, and how to count employees including remote workers.

For additional information concerning the EEO-1 Component Data Collection, please contact the Smith Anderson lawyer with whom you normally work.


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