On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that its portal for the collection of “Component 1” EEO-1 information is now open.

“Component 1” is the run-of-the-mill EEO information (number of employees by race, sex, and ethnicity, for each of the EEO job groups). It does not include the compensation data collection that was so controversial a few years ago.

Because data collection was discontinued in May 2020 due to COVID, employers subject to EEO-1 requirements will be required to provide their Component 1 data for 2019 as well as 2020. The data collection period will last for 12 weeks instead of the usual 10, through July 19, 2021.

A link to the portal is available here. If you have already received a notification letter from the EEOC, you can get started whenever you are ready. If you haven’t received a notification letter, you’ll need to contact the “Filer Support Team” at FilerSupport@eeocdata.org first. 

The EEO-1 filing requirements apply to the following:

  • Private sector employees with 100 or more employees.
  • Federal contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246 who have 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in federal contracts.
  • “Employers that serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount or as a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Savings Notes and have 50 or more employees.”

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