The EEOC recently posted dates for the collection of 2021 EEO-1 data on their website. Filing is tentatively scheduled to open Tuesday, April 12 and remain open through Tuesday, May 17, 2022. This five-week period marks a significantly shortened filing season in comparison to recent years.
EEO-1 Component 1 reporting is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria to submit demographic workforce data. The data collected includes information gathered on the race/ethnicity, sex and job categories for each employee, and is required under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Another change to this annual reporting applies to small employers who previously used a Type 6 Establishment List Report for filing. Type 6 Reports have been discontinued, in an effort to modernize data collection practices, and employers who used that report in the past will now use the Type 8 Report. The Type 8 Report is also used for multi-establishment employers when there are fewer than 50 employees at each establishment. Employers impacted by the change were mailed notification, in an effort to provide time to prepare for the change. The EEOC has also provided a fact sheet, titled “EEO-1 Component 1 Fact Sheet: Report Types,” discussing this change.
Additional updates regarding the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will be posted to EEOC's data collection website as they become available.