EEO-1 "Component 1" data collection has begun!

For two years: 2019 and 2020.

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that its portal for the collection of "Component 1" EEO-1 information is now open.

"Component 1" is the run-of-the-mill EEO information (number of employees by race, sex, and ethnicity, for each of the EEO job groups). It does not include the compensation data collection that was so controversial a few years ago.

Because data collection was discontinued in May 2020 due to COVID, employers subject to EEO-1 requirements will be required to provide their Component 1 data for 2019 as well as 2020. The data collection period will last for 12 weeks instead of the usual 10, through July 19, 2021.

A link to the portal is available here. If you have already received a notification letter from the EEOC, you can get started whenever you are ready. If you haven't received a notification letter, you'll need to contact the "Filer Support Team" at first. 

The EEO-1 filing requirements apply to the following:

  • Private sector employees with 100 or more employees.
  • Federal contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246 who have 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in federal contracts.
  • "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."

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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