Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on Monday, April 26, 2021. As a reminder, private employers with 100 or more employees, as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees, are required to submit EEO-1 Component 1 data, which includes sex and race/ethnic information for the workforce.

The deadline to submit 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data will be Monday, July 19, 2021, giving employers 12 weeks to file instead of the usual 10 weeks, due to the increased burden of submitting two years of data (2019 and 2020) and the continuing impact of the pandemic on workplaces.

EEOC has previously said it will no longer be collecting Component 2 (pay and work hours) data, so the EEO-1 Component 1 data is all that is required for the upcoming submission (for 2019 and 2020 years). It is unknown whether the EEOC under President Biden will try to revive Component 2 data for future years, but it will not be included in this data cycle.

Employers can visit for more information regarding updates on the data collection. According to the Commission, when the collection period opens, more resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available on this website.