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What is the Current Status of EEO-1 Reporting?

HR Question:

What is the current status of EEO-1 reporting?

HR Answer:

After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection due to the pandemic, the EEOC announced the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is now on schedule to open in April 2021. Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the April 2021 opening.

The precise opening date of the collection, as well as the new submission deadline date, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC’s home page as well as on the new dedicated website for the EEOC’s data collections.  As in previous years, a notification letter will also be sent to eligible filers.

Does my business need to file the EEO-1 report?

If you have fewer than 100 employees and no federal contracts, you are not subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements. Only two categories of employers need to submit EEO-1 data:

  1. Organizations with 100 or more employees (excluding public primary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, tribes, and tax-exempt private membership organizations);
  2. Federal contractors with 50 or more employees, that also are prime or first-tier subcontractors with a contract worth $50,000 or more; or are a depository for US government funds in any amount; or are an issuing and paying agent for US Savings Bonds and Savings Notes.

What information do I need to report?

The EEOC has divided the information it requires into two categories, referred to as components.

Component 1 data: This is the information that has always been required. It includes data about all employees by job category, race, ethnicity, and sex. If you have never filed the EEO-1 report before and believe you need to, start here.

Component 2 data: This is the newly required information. It includes data about all employees, including W-2 wages, total hours worked, race, ethnicity, and sex.

For both types of data, the preferred method of reporting is through the EEO-1 Survey Application, which generates a table for employers to provide the required information. Employers do not need to worry about creating and formatting a complicated report.

Additional Information

The EEOC has provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions to help guide you through the process.

Thank you to the HR Pros from our HR Support Center for contributing to this edition of our HR Question of the Week.

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