After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection (EEO-1 Report) is on schedule to open in 2021.
The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and regulations and applies to companies that meet the following criteria: (i) subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII), with 100 or more employees; or (ii) subject to Title VII with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or (iii) federal government prime contractors or first tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended, with 50 or more employees and a prime
contractor first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more. The survey requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. A sample copy of the EEO-1 form and instructions are available here. The EEO-1 reports are confidential, except for federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors. The data is used to support civil rights enforcement and analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minorities within companies, industries or regions.
The 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Report is scheduled to open April 2021. Employers that will be required to file an EEO-1 Report are advised to begin preparing data collection. The specific opening dates and deadlines for the collections will be announced on the EEOC’s home page. As in other years, the EEOC will send out notification letters to eligible filers.