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EEOC Will Not Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020

Updated: Feb 10

After months of silence regarding the 2020 EEO-1 Data collection, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on Thursday, May 7 that it will delay the collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information until March 2021. Unlike the most recent Component 2 report (due in September 2019), the Component 1 report is the "classic" EEO-1 report, which seeks employee headcounts by EEO Code, race, ethnicity and gender.

EEOC has stated that the ongoing national health situation due to COVID-19 is the official reason for delaying the data collection, which in recent history has taken place in March of every year. Normally, all businesses with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with at least 50 employees and $50,000 in federal contracts were required to file the EEO-1 report annually. The 2020 data collection would have included employee data from a set period from 2019. The agency is still in the process of seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect data from 2019, 2020, and 2021. Therefore, the EEOC may collect both the 2019 and 2020 data in March of 2021.

Employers will be happy to know that the pay data required for the Component 2 Report (September 2019) will not be required for the 2019 and 2020 data. EEOC has been clear in stating it does not intend to collect the pay information moving forward.

As always, TAMS Group is ready to assist you with filing your EEO-1 Reports and any questions you may have regarding EEO-1 reporting. Feel free to reach out to us via email (info@tamsgroup.com) or telephone (216-539-8300) today.