In a May 8, 2020 notice, found here, filed in the Federal Register, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is delaying the anticipated opening for filing of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data until March 2021. An exact date will be announced at a later time. This delay is in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and is taken to relieve employers of unnecessary burdens during the pandemic crisis until employers have resumed more normal operations.
EEO-1 data is collected each year from employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors. The Component 1 information includes demographic data by job categories regarding the race, gender and ethnicity of the employer’s workforce. The EEOC is no longer collecting Component 2 information regarding employee compensation previously initiated by the Obama Administration. Employers will file both 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data in 2021.
Similarly, the EEOC notice provided that the opening of filing of 2020 EEO-3 (applicable to certain local unions) and EEO-5 (applicable to certain public elementary and secondary school districts) reports will be delayed until January 2021. The delays announced by the EEOC are pending Office of Management and Budget approval.
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