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EEO-1 Report Component 2

Each year, to ensure fair hiring practices, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collects data from employers regarding the gender, racial and ethnic makeup of their workforces - known as the EEO-1 Report Component 1. The EEO-1 Report Component 1 for 2018 was due to the EEOC by May 31, 2019.

This year, to further its goal of achieving pay equity, the EEOC for the first time ever collected information on wages and hours worked, known as the EEO-1 Report Component 2. Employers were required to report W-2 wage information within 12 pay bands and total hours worked for all employees by sex, race/ethnicity and job category during a single payroll period chosen between October 31 and December 31 of each reporting year (2017 and 2018), referred to as the workforce snapshot period.

Despite an initial filing date of September 30, 2019, the court has ordered the EEOC to keep the pay data portal for the collection of EEO-1 Component 2 data open until January 31, 2020 to allow more time for filers to submit pay data or until the EEOC reaches an acceptable reporting threshold.

Below are some key tools and resources to help an employer prepare and file the EEO-1 Report Component 2.