Eligible Employers Have Until Monday, July 19, 2021 to Submit Their EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection for the 2019 and 2020 Year


By: Hannah-Kate Gosch

On April 26, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it was opening the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection on its recently relaunched data collection website. Eligible employers have until Monday, July 19, 2021 to submit their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data, which breaks down an eligible employer’s employees by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity.

Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967, the EEO-1 report requires all eligible employers, such as private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees awarded a contract of $50,000 or more, to report employee demographics by job category, gender, race, and ethnicity each year. This includes non-profits and not for profit organizations. However, federal contractors with 1-49 employees, other private employers with 1-99 employees, state and local governments, public primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, American Indian or Alaska Native tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations are exempt from the EEO-1 report requirement.

Eligible employers can file their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports entirely online via: (1) the online form (available beginning Monday, April 26, 2021) or (2) a data file upload (available Wednesday, May 26, 2021). To complete the report, eligible employers will need: their company ID and passcode (provided via U.S. mail for previous filers or at registration for new filers); company EIN, NAICS codes, and DUNS number; address and EINs of all established locations; count of all full and part-time employees during the workforce snapshot pay period selected by the employer; sex and race/ethnicity of all employees; and job categories of all employees. To select the workforce snapshot pay period, an eligible employer must select one pay period in October, November, or December of the data collection year; eligible employers may select different workforce snapshot pay periods for the 2019 and 2020 data collections. For more information, visit the EEOC’s frequently asked questions page, fact sheets, or the filer support assistance page.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Hannah-Kate Gosch at