EEOC opens portal for filing EEO-1 Component 1 data
Delayed in 2020 so that HR professionals would not have to go into their workplaces during the start of the pandemic, the EEOC has now opened its portal for filing EEO-1 Component 1 data. The deadline for filing Component 1 data is July 19, 2021. The EEOC announced the opening of its portal, as follows:
Update: 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is NOW OPEN
After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the EEOC has announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is NOW OPEN. Eligible employers have until Monday, July 19, 2021 to submit two years of data.
Filers should visit the newly launched EEO-1 Component 1 website at https://EEOCdata.org/eeo1 for the latest filing updates and additional information. By visiting the Filer Support Center located at https://EEOCdata.org/eeo1/support, filers can request assistance as well as find helpful resources, including fact sheets and FAQs.
Employers are reminded that Component 1 data is the demographic data that employers have been used to filing with breakdowns by various protected classes. In contrast Component 2 data was the paydata previously and controversially under consideration.
Generally, it is larger employers and government contractors who are required to file, as the EEOC explains here:
The following companies are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report annually:
- Private employers who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act with 100 or more employees.
- Private employers subject to Title VII affiliated through common ownership and/or centralized management with other entities in an enterprise with a total employment of 100 or more.
- Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended who are not exempt as provided for by 41 CFR 60-1.5, with both 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.
- Employers that serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount or as a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Savings Notes and have 50 or more employees.Only those establishments located in the District of Columbia and the 50 states are required to submit an EEO-1 Component 1 Report. No reports should be filed for establishments in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or other American Protectorates.
State and local governments, public primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, American Indian or Alaska Native tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations are also exempt from the EEO-1 Component 1 Report. However, non-profits and not for profit organizations are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report.