EEOC Data Collection Deadline Approaches

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has enacted a data collection policy in which employers must submit employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. This data collection process is now open and must be completed by August 23, 2021. The EEO-1 Component data must be submitted using the new EEO-1 Component 1 Online filing system, which can be found at

The obligation to submit this data presently applies to employers with 100 or more employees, employers affiliated with or owned by another company that has 100 or more employees, or employers where management of the enterprise employs 100 or more persons.  It also applies to many federal contractors.  To ascertain whether you employ 100 or more employees under this mandate, you will need to count your employees in a “snapshot” of a single pay period from the last quarter of the relevant year and include part-time and full-time personnel.  You may select different “snapshot” periods for each of 2019 and 2020.

The demographic data that must be reported, referred to as component 1 data, includes the numbers of employees organized by job category (with seven category options), ethnicity (Hispanic or Latino versus not Hispanic or Latino), race (White, Black or African-American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, Native American or Alaska Native, or Two or More Races) and gender.

If you have any questions about whether your business needs to report to the EEOC or how to comply with the reporting requirements, do not hesitate to contact The Mitzel Group for assistance. We are always happy to help.

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