EEOC Announces EEO-1 Filing Period – From April 26 through July 19, 2021


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that the filing period for the (typically) annual submission of EEO-1 workforce demographic information (Component 1 data) will be April 26 – July 19, 2021. Because last year’s submission was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those employers subject to the filing requirement will need to submit data for both 2019 and 2020.

Employers who are required to file an EEO-1 form are those with 100 or more employees and federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees. The original EEO-1 form sought demographic information regarding the race, ethnicity, and sex of the workforce in 10 job categories (Component 1). In September 2016, the EEOC issued a revised EEO-1 survey form that added the requirement for employers with 100 or more employees (but not federal contractors and subcontractors with fewer than 100 employees) to provide aggregated data for the prior year on pay and hours worked, broken down into 12 pay bands across the 10 job categories, by the same racial, ethnic, and sex groups (Component 2). This latter requirement, which was subject to legal challenge, was in effect only for two years. However, under the new Biden administration, the EEOC has announced a focus on pay equity issues, and it is possible that some version of Component 2 may be resurrected in the future.

Employers may file their EEO-1 data electronically, and obtain more information and assistance about the filing requirements, here.