After delaying the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection opening, the EEOC has also postponed the EEO-1 data collection deadline. Previously, the deadline for submitting both the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data was July 19th, 2021. However, on June 28, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) moved the deadline to August 23rd, 2021. Earlier this month, the EEOC also issued new guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity protection.

Previous Updates to the EEO-1 Data Collection Process

On May 8th, 2020, the EEOC delayed opening the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection site due to the pandemic. Subsequently, in April 2021, the agency announced that the collection site was open for both 2019 and 2020 data. However, at that time, the EEO-1 Data Collection deadline to submit data for both years was July 19th, 2021.

Changes to the EEO-1 Data Collection Deadline

Meanwhile, as the pandemic continues, the EEOC recognizes the differential impacts on workplaces nationwide. Given that and the need to submit two years of data, the EEOC moved the deadline from July to August. Employers, however, should begin preparing now to submit their data by the August 23 filing deadline.

Overview of Mandatory EEO-Component 1 Report

In brief, the EEO-1 Component 1 Report is an annual data collection that requires specific employers to submit workforce data. On the whole, all private-sector employers with 100 or more employees complete the report.  Federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting specific criteria also are responsible for completing the report. Specifically, the report asks for employee information, including demographic data by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories. Additionally, employers can find eligibility information at Finally, eligible employers that have not received an EEO-1 letter via mail should contact the EEOC’s Filer Support Team.  However, even with these possible issues, employers still need to meet the August 23 EEO-1 Data Collection Deadline date.