EEO-1 reporting has a new filing deadline this year of 5/17, different from previous years. To make sure you hit the deadline, see the information and instructions below.
New Filing Requirements
Besides the shorter timeframe, the EEOC also announced the discontinuation of the use of Type 6 reports for multi-establishment employers. In the past, Type 6 reports allowed certain employers to report only the total number of employees at an establishment. The new requirements insist that all qualifying businesses report employee demographic data to support the agency’s mission: “To prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace.” Contact the experts at HRinDemand if you need help filing.
About the EE0-1 Filing
The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private-sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories.
The filing by eligible employers of the EEO-1 Component 1 Report is required under section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-8(c), and 29 CFR 1602.7-.14 and 41 CFR 60-1.7(a).
The 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Schedule
Filing is now open the and the deadline for submitting and certifying 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report(s) is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. To meet this deadline, the EEOC strongly encourages eligible filers to begin the filing process as soon as possible.
For the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, the EEOC is continuing its efforts to modernize the agency’s EEO data collections and improve the quality of data collected by the agency. The EEOC is also improving the filing process for filers by making it more user-friendly and streamlining functions within the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System, including additional self-service options and a new Filer Support Team Message Center.
The new Message Center allows filers to submit their requests for assistance to the Filer Support Team within the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System, as well as update requests with new information, terminate requests, and track the status of requests. It also provides filers with more self-service referencing capabilities to quickly connect to relevant materials addressing their issues. With the implementation of this new tool, all filer inquiries regarding the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection must be submitted through the Filer Support Team Message Center.
Filers should visit the dedicated EEO-1 Component 1 website at www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 to access the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System and to find the latest filing updates and helpful resource materials (e.g., Instruction Booklet, User’s Guide, FAQs, Fact Sheets). Filers needing additional assistance may learn how to access the Filer Support Team Message Center on the EEO-1 Component 1 website at www.eeocdata.org/eeo1/support/contactus.
Melissa Marsh, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a human resources consultant and founder of HRinDemand, a human resources company in Reno, NV, offering expert guidance and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses with employment regulations, compliance, employee relations, and company growth.