The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says qualifying employers must submit EEO-1, Component 1, data for 2019 and 2020 starting on April 26 with a deadline of July 19.
In 2020, the commission decided to postpone collection of 2019 data to this year because of the massive disruptions to the economy that resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The EEO-1, Component 1 form collects workforce data from employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees.
These employers are expected to submit certain demographic information about the race, gender and the ethnicity of members of their workforce, broken down by job category.
The EEOC already has formally notified EEO-1 filers via email concerning the new collection dates. “Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the April 26 opening of the data collection period,” the commission stressed.
At this point, it is not known whether the EEOC under the Biden Administration will once again seek to revive a more ambitious program designed to collect much more extensive and detailed data in another form that was called EEO-1, Component 2.
The Obama era commission imposed the new form, which was later ended during the Trump presidency
EEO filers can visit EEOCdata.org for more information regarding updates on the data collection. According to the commission, when the collection period opens, more resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available online at EEOCdata.org. The EEOC Filer Support Team also is supposed to be available to respond to direct inquiries from employers and to provide additional filling assistance.