The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has news for employers that did not file the annual EEO-1 report by May 17, 2022. The deadline has now been extended until June 21, 2022.
The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private-sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting specific criteria, to submit demographic workforce data, including by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories.
The filing by eligible employers of the EEO-1 Component 1 report is required under section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-8(c), and 29 CFR 1602.7-.14 and 41 CFR 60-1.7(a).
The EEO-1 report has had different deadlines due to varying setbacks. Initially, the report was due by September 30. This had been the deadline for decades. However, the deadline was changed to March 31 in 2018. In 2019, that deadline was extended to May 31, due to the government shutdown as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The 2019 report was delayed because of COVID-19 and the EEOC accepted the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports until October 25, 2021.
Submissions for the 2021 EEO-1 report opened on April 12, 2022. The due date for submitting the 2021 report was May 17, 2022. However, the EEOC has announced that the deadline has been extended until June 21, 2022.
The EEOC cautions that any employer required to submit this report should make sure to do so by June 21, 2022, in order to comply with the EEOC's mandatory filing requirements. After the June 21, 2022 deadline, no more reports may be submitted, and employers that did not file will be out of compliance.