In early January 2022, the EEOC issued announcements regarding 1) opening and closing dates for filing the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports, and 2) changes in the types of reports required for certain multi-establishment EEO-1 Component 1 filers. The 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is tentatively scheduled to open on April 12, 2022 with a filing deadline of May 17, 2022. In addition, all multi-establishment filers reporting data for smaller locations are limited to the Type 8 Establishment Report.
Notable changes for the 2021 EEO-1 data collection period
Shorter filing period. Employers of businesses with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors with both 50 or more employees and with a federal contract of $50,000 or more are required to file an annual EEO-1 Component 1 Report. Component 1 requires the reporting of aggregate race/ethnicity and sex information on all employees but does not require disclosure of compensation data. The filing window for the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports is limited to five weeks, a significantly shorter period than the EEO-1 filing period allowed for the years 2019 and 2020, which was extended several times during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the 10-week period that the EEOC traditionally has permitted to file EEO-1 Component 1 data. The EEOC has described the opening and closing dates for the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data as “tentative” and has indicated that future updates will be posted on its website.
Discontinuance of Type 6 Establishment List Report. The EEOC has discontinued the use of the EEO-1 Component 1 Type 6 Establishment List Report for those multi-establishment companies that include locations with fewer than 50 employees. Beginning with the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, multi-establishment filers that have one or more establishments with fewer than 50 employees must use the Type 8 Establishment Report for the smaller locations. The Type 8 Report requires employee data for each establishment to be categorized by race/ethnicity, sex and job category. Filing requirements for single establishment companies and multi-establishment companies can be found at the EEOC’s EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Fact Sheet.
What this means to you
Employers facing shorter filing periods may want to seek assistance or to outsource the process of filing EEO reports.