The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the opening of four data collection points in 2021 as it relates to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting. The reporting, which was to occur in 2020, was delayed last May due to the coronavirus pandemic. The EEO reporting is federally mandated and the EEOC will use to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other federal laws.
Private sector employers are required to file EEO if they have 100 or more employees; or there are 15-99 employees and part of a group that has 100 or more employees; or is a federal contractor with 50 or more employees and a contract size of $50,000 or more. Reporting collection dates will occur in April, July, August, and October 2021 with each of the months being assigned particular employer segments required to complete filings within the scheduled dates. Precise filing dates will be forthcoming from the EEOC.
In preparation, impacted employers should begin to prepare 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component data in anticipation of the collection dates. The EEOC will be posting updated on its homepage and EEO data collection website.
The Legal Update provides additional information on the EEO-1 filing requirements and helpful links. Cowden is here to help with understanding the legislation and the impacts on your organization. Consult the Cowden team for any questions or assistance that you may need.