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HR Support on the EEO-1 Report

Editor's Note: Make sure to file your EEO-1 Report with the EEOC.

Beth P. ZollerOverview: The EEOC requires employers with 100 or more employees to comply with the EEOC's annual reporting requirements and file the EEO-1 Report Component 1. There are separate filing requirements for the EEO-1 Report Component 2.

Most employers are covered and required to report even though there are some exemptions, i.e., state and local governments, school systems etc.

The EEO-1 Report Component 1 requires that employers provide information about the gender and ethnic breakdown of the workforce as it pertains to numerous job categories as well as the employer's location and business purpose.

The EEO-1 Report Component 2 requires that employers provide information on wages and hours worked.

The EEOC provides documentation on its website to assist employers in classifying their workforce.

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Employers should be aware that the filing deadline for the 2018 EEO-1 Report Component 1 was extended by the EEOC to May 31, 2019.

The initial filing date for the EEO-1 Report Component 2 data was September 30, 2019. Despite the EEOC's request to close the pay data portal by November 11, 2019, the court has ordered the EEOC to continue to "take all steps necessary to complete the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by January 31, 2020", including keeping the portal open until that time to allow more time for filers to submit pay data or until the EEOC reaches an acceptable reporting threshold. All filers are encouraged to submit their pay data as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

Author: Beth P. Zoller, JD, Legal Editor

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