EEOC - Opening Date for Collection of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 DATA


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All employers that have at least 100 employees are required to file component 1 data reports annually with the EEOC. Federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contract must file only component 1 data reports. Federal contractors with 1-49 employees, and other private employers with 1-99 employees are not required to file either EEO-1 component 1 data or component 2 data.

EEO-1 data reports must include employment data from a "workforce snapshot period" which any pay period from October through December. When counting employees to determine if an employer is required to submit EEO-1 data, only employees on the payroll during the workforce snapshot period are counted.

Because of COVID- there was a delay in the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection (from May 8, 2020), but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component data collection will open on Monday, April 26, 2021. With the deadline for submitting the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component data being Monday, July 19, 2021.

EEOC will begin to notify filers this week and employers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the April 26 opening of the collection period.

The reporting system is entirely online on the EEOC website including instructions at

First, time filers can find a simple registration form online as well. When registration is completed, the EEOC will issue a company number to the employer and filers will be able to log into the system.

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