Opening Day Announced for EEO-1 Data Collection

While the typical annual data collection for employers was delayed last year due to COVID-19, the EEOC recently announced that the new Component 1 data collection for both 2019 and 2020 will open on April 26, 2021.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the requirement to submit two years’ worth of EEO-1 data, the EEOC has extended the time period to file the information. The deadline to submit this workforce data is July 19, 2021.

EEO-1 Workforce Data Collection

The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute. The survey requires employment data to be organized by race and ethnicity, gender, and job category. Report data for government contractors who file EEO-1 information is also shared with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor and is used to monitor affirmative action obligations.

More information can be found on the EEOC website for EEO-1 Component 1 data collection for private-sector employees. The EEOC’s Filer Support team can be reached via this website as well.


Additional EEOC Data Collections


Note that specific opening dates and deadlines for other collections have not been released yet. The current estimated schedule remains the same for these categories:

July 2021:     EEO-5 Data Collection (Elementary/Secondary School Districts)
August 2021:     EEO-3 Data Collection (Local Referred Unions)
October 2021:     EEO-4 Data Collection (State/Local Governments)


Collection of Compensation Data

While the proposed amendment to the Equal Pay Act would require employers who are federal contractors to collect compensation and other employment-related data on an annual basis, this is still under consideration by the EEOC.

For the time being, EEO-1 survey data collection is not expected to include Component 2 compensation data and hours worked as previously proposed. Stay tuned for potential updates as the EEOC continues to research and consider the collection of pay data from all employers through the EEO-1 survey.


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