EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will delay until March 2021 the collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information—which asks for the number of employees who work for a covered business sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and gender.

“The EEOC recognizes the impact that the current public health emergency is having on workplaces across America and the challenges that both employers and employees alike are now facing,” the agency said in a statement. “Delaying the collections until 2021 will ensure that EEO filers are better positioned to provide accurate, valid and reliable data in a timely manner.”

The EEOC is giving employers a one-year extension for filing the 2019 EEO-1 report data—which includes workforce demographics from any pay period from October through December 2019.Under ordinary circumstances, certain employers would have been required to file by March 2020.

Read the full article on SHRM’s website HERE.

Read the full press release on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website.