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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Is Now Aug. 23

July 2, 2021
EEOC expects employers to submit 2019 and 2020 data by then.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has pushed back the deadline for employers to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data to Aug. 23. Earlier this year, the commission had set the deadline to be July 19.

Because of the high number of company support requests for reporting mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs and support requests to obtain user registration and login information, EEOC has a backlog of outstanding support requests, often taking up to four weeks to respond, explain attorneys Nancy Van der Veer Holt and Jill M. Harrison of the Ford & Harrison law firm.

“The extension will be welcome by employers who have contacted the EEOC and are awaiting a response from the agency,” they say. “With this in mind, employers who have any outstanding support issues should consider submitting those requests as soon as possible.”

Last year, the commission decided to postpone collection of 2019 data to this year because of the massive disruptions to the economy and business operations that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EEO-1, Component 1 form collects workforce data from employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees. These employers are expected to submit demographic information about the race, gender and the ethnicity of members of their workforce, broken down by job category.

The EEO-1 job categories are:

• Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers

• First/Mid-Level Officials and Managers

• Professionals

• Technicians

• Sales Workers

• Administrative Support Workers

• Craft Workers

• Operatives

• Laborers and Helpers

• Service Workers.

Within these job categories, employers must provide the number of employees based on sex and race/ethnicity from among these options:

• Hispanic or Latino

• White

• Black or African American

• Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

• Asian

• Native American or Alaska Native

• Two or more races,

EEO filers can visit https://EEOCdata.org for more information regarding updates on the data collection. According to the commission, resources are available online to assist filers with their submissions. The EEOC Filer Support Team also is supposed to be available to respond to inquiries from employers and to provide additional filling assistance.

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