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How to Prepare and File an EEO-1 Report Component 1

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Each year, certain employers are required to file an EEO-1 Report, and provide critical data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the gender, racial and ethnic makeup of its workforce. The EEO-1 Report is not voluntary. The EEO-1 Report is made up of two components.

The EEO-1 Report Component 1 reports on the gender, racial and ethnic makeup of its workforce and is due by May 31, 2019.

The EEO-1 Report Component 2 reports on employee compensation and hours worked from covered employers sorted by job category, pay band, race, ethnicity, and gender.  In light of the recent court decision in National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., +358 F. Supp. 3d 66 (D.D.C.), the EEOC will collect Component 2 data for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. This reporting requirement applies to all employers with 100 or more employees. The EEOC will begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for 2017 and 2018 in mid-July, 2019.

To prepare and file an EEO-1 Report Component 1, a covered employer should follow these steps: