EEO-1 Reporting Update

4/9/2021 Update: The EEOC EEO reporting website is now open. Users can navigate to obtain informatio...



4/9/2021 Update:

The EEOC EEO reporting website is now open. Users can navigate to obtain information on any of the required reports for EEO-1, EEO-3, EEO-4, and EEO-5. The new website provides a lot of information, however, the data collection function is not open yet. This blog has some highlights for EEO-1 filers:

  • Data collection begins April 26, 2021 for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports
  • 2019 EEO-1s must be filed and certified first before filing the 2020 EEO-1, if the company is filing for both years
  • Due date for filing both years is July 19, 2021
  • Instructions will be sent by letter to employers in mid-April

The Support Center has links employers can use to report company contact changes, mergers, acquisition, and spinoffs: Support Center link. The FAQ page provides answers to common questions including the assurance that prior year EEO-1s from 2015 through 2018 will be available when the data collection site launches. As a reminder, companies who fit the following criteria are required to file are:

  • Private employers who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act with 100 or more employees.
  • Private employers subject to Title VII affiliated through common ownership and/or centralized management with other entities in an enterprise with a total employment of 100 or more.
  • Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended who are not exempt as provided for by 41 CFR 60-1.5, with both 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.
  • Employers that serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount or as a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Savings Notes and have 50 or more employees.

Please contact with your consultant with questions as we near the opening of the filing period.

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3/30/2021 Update:

The EEOC began sending out email notifications to company contacts on Monday March 29. In this notice they announced the opening date for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 filing period will be Monday April 26, 2021. The deadline for submitting both 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data will be Monday July 19, 2021, which allows all employers about 90 days to file both the 2019 and 2020 reports. It is not clear when the site will support batch uploads – stay tuned for more information as it is available.

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3/6/2021 Update:

The EEOC continues to provide short updates regarding progress toward opening the EEO-1 site for filing 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports. The anticipated opening date for the filing site was previously announced as late April 2021. This week, EEOC announced that when the data collection launches, the Filer Support Team will post resources and be available for inquiries. The website address is: https://eeocdata.org/.

 

Last week, EEOC announced that it will continue to offer the same filing options as in the past: entering the data into the site or uploading a data file. The statement clarified that the upload option will be available late May. his means that many EEO-1 reports for 2019 and 2020 will not be filed until June 2021. Finally, the announcement indicated that the specifications for the data (upload) file will remain the same as those used in 2018 – the last time reports were filed.

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3/16/2021 Update - Site to open at end of April :

The EEOC published an announcement on that the new website for EEO-1s will open at the end of April 2021 for 2019 and 2020 reporting. In a previous announcement, the agency indicated that a user guide for the site will also be available mid-April. The revised deadline for filing will be announced when the data collection opens; the anticipated closing is sometime in July 2021.


Companies are advised to have their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports ready in anticipation of the April opening. Check with your consultant if you need guidance in gathering this data.

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Original Post 3/8/2021:

The EEOC is progressing toward opening the website for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data collection and reporting. The new EEO-1 Website is open now with announcements to help companies prepare. A User Guide for the new website will be available in mid-April. The data submission site will open in April and will have improved functionality; data elements and features will be consistent with past EEO-1 data collections.

Previous announcements on the new site include a Contact Us link for the company to notify EEOC of changes. Please use the online fillable form under the February 10, 2020 entry on the website to communicate with EEOC about contact changes, mergers/acquisitions/spinoffs, new filer notification, email address updates, etc.

Contact your Berkshire consultant if you have questions your EEO-1 report development or submission.  

Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Consultant
Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Consultant
As a Managing Consultant, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP specializes in developing AAPs, acting as liaison with the OFCCP, and delivering customized training.

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