In May of 2020, we reported that the EEOC announced that it would delay collection of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data from employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EEOC announced today that collection of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data is now open and the data must be submitted by July 19, 2021. 

The filing period has been extended from 10 weeks to 12 weeks in consideration of the continued impact of the pandemic.  The EEOC’s press release, which can be found here, describes the procedures for submitting the required information.

EEO-1 Reports are required to be filed by (1) employers who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and have 100 or more employees (either individually or inclusive with corporate parents and affiliates) and (2) federal government prime or first-tier subcontractors who have 50 or more employees and contract for $50,000 or more. As part of the EEO-1 Component 1 report, covered employers must provide the race, ethnicity, and sex data of its employees by job category.

Employers with questions about eligibility for reporting or specific reporting requirements should reach out to counsel for assistance. Ballard Spahr’s Labor and Employment Group advises employers on compliance with EEO-1 reporting. The Group also routinely advises employers on all aspects of employee relations, including monitoring changes in the law and assisting clients in navigating and preparing for compliance with new regulations.