In an announcement posted on the EEO-1 reporting website, EEOC reiterated the “tentatively scheduled” opening of the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection portal to be April 12, 2022 with the deadline for filing to be May 17, 2022, just 6 weeks later. No explanation was provided for the shortened reporting window. However, the reporting deadline has been subject to limited extension in past years.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will open the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report on April 12, 2022 with a due date of May 17, 2022. The EEOC’s announcement indicates that both dates are “tentative” and EEO-1 opening and closing dates have been subject to modification by EEOC in recent years.
In addition to providing the update on the portal opening and reporting deadline, the most recent update announced EEOC’s discontinuation of the Type 6 Establishment Report for employers who have establishments with fewer than 50 employees. Instead, employers will now be required to use the Type 8 report. Citing the Agency’s continuing efforts of “modernization” and work to improve the quality of data.
EEOC has already announced one change for the 2021 report. EEOC will discontinue the EEO-1 Component 1 Type 6 Establishment List Report for establishments with fewer than 50 employees. These establishments must now use the Type 8 Establishment Report for the 2021 filing cycle.
Why should you attend?
Covered employers are encouraged to confirm that all employees have had the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify their gender, ethnicity and race. If employees who have not responded to this voluntary invitation, employers may re-extend the invitation and/or rely on employment documents such as an I-9 or visual observation. If an employer needs to rely on visual observation, it will be easier to gather this information now rather than waiting until April 2022.
EEO-1 Reporting Obligation
Businesses with 100 or more employees and some federal contractors with at least 50 employees must submit an annual EEO-1 form, which asks for information from the previous year about the number of employees who worked for the business, sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and gender.
- Learn what changes are part of the new reporting guidelines
- Learn why the reporting period was shortened
- Learn what process was eliminated
- Step-by-step basics of filing the form
- Understand the race, ethnicity, job categories
- Learn about the dilemma for Employers when reporting non-binary employees
- How to comply with confidentiality requirements
- Take a step by step overview of the new Online Reporting System
- Best practice on how to align job categories with job titles
- Learn how to maximize the EEO-1 Data Collection Fact sheets and other resources
- What federal contractors can’t ignore
- The best way to steer clear of penalties for noncompliance
- Collecting employee information when your organization has multiple employment locations
- What are the penalties if the EEO-1 report is not filed by the deadline
- How will the EEOC and the OFCCP enforce violations for missed deadlines
Who Should Attend?
- Business Owners
- Compliance professionals
- Payroll Administrators
- HR Professionals
- Compliance Professionals
- Company Leadership