EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline for 2021 Workforce Data Reports
Employers subject to equal employment opportunity reporting (EEO-1) requirements now have extra time to file
their workforce data from 2021, the EEOC announced shortly
after the original May 17, 2022, deadline passed. That initial
deadline had already been delayed from the usual March 31
due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new deadline for 2021 submissions is June 21, 2022.
According to the EEOC, no additional 2021 EEO-1 reports
will be accepted after that date.
EEO-1 Reporting Background
Mandated under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the EEO-1
Report is an annual survey that requires certain employers to
submit information about their workforces by race or
ethnicity, gender and job categories by March 31 every year.
The EEOC uses the collected data to enforce Title VII’s
prohibitions against employment discrimination based on
race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
Employers Subject to EEO-1 Reporting
In general, a private sector employer is subject to EEO-1
reporting if it:
• Has 100 or more employees;
• Has 15-99 employees and is part of a group of
employers with 100 or more employees; or
• Is a federal contractor with 50 or more employees and a
contract of $50,000 or more.
Employers that meet these criteria should review the EEOC’s
home page and website dedicated to EEO data collections
for additional information.
April 12, 2022
The first day employers subject to EEO-1
reporting requirements were able to
begin entering data from 2021.
May 17, 2022
The original deadline for 2021 workforce
data submissions. The law requires reports
by March 31 every year, but collection of
2021 data was delayed due to the COVID-
June 21, 2022
Newly extended deadline for submission
of EEO-1 data from 2021.
Employers subject to
EEO-1 reporting must
submit 2021 data by
June 21, 2022.
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