This year, the EEO-1 employment data form collection period for employers is expected to begin in mid-July instead of April, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Covered employers should expect to have the same amount of time (about one month) to upload or file their 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data through the commission’s website before the window closes, advises Tiffany Hendricks, an attorney with the Akerman law firm.
“Despite postponement of the deadline, employers should do what they can now to prepare for submission,” she recommends.
The EEOC and the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) , which supervises federal contractors, require eligible employers to file Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 reports) annually through the EEOC’s dedicated website for EEO-1 Component 1 data collection at www.eeocdata.org/eeo1.
The filing of EEO-1 reports is mandatory and not voluntary for “eligible” employers under federal regulations. Those employers covered by the EEO-1 reporting requirement must summarize their workforce’s demographics by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories.
Covered are private-sector employers who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and have 100 or more employees. Also, employers are subject to Title VII with fewer than 100 employees if the employer is affiliated with another company considered legally as a single enterprise employing a total of 100 or more employees.
The requirement also applies to certain federal contractors employing 50 or more employees.
An EEO-1 report is the EEOC a snapshot of the employer’s workforce during a specific payroll period of the applicable year. Employers are required to gather this information from company records and employment documents completed by employees and enter and upload this information.