September 13, 2023

Get Ready, Get Set…Get Ready…EEO-1 Report Update

After twice postponing the deadline for filing EEO-1 reports (January and July 2023), it looks like we have a green light.

Last month, the EEOC provided information for covered employers to start preparing to file the EEO-1 report. The portal for filing EEO-1 Component 1 data (demographic information, not wage data) is scheduled to open October 31, 2023. Reports must be filed by December 5, 2023.

Who must file? Generally, most private sector employers that employed 100 or more employees in the fourth quarter of 2022. This can include two small employers that share common ownership or business operations (aka joint employers) and together employed 100 or more employees. It also includes federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a covered contract of at least $50,000. Click here for the EEOC’s full description (pp15-16).

Don’t delay. You may want to start reviewing these materials before the portal opens on October 31st. Here is what is available as of this writing:
• 24 Fact Sheets
• a 58-page FAQ document
• 42 pages of Data File Specs; and
• a 57-page Instruction Booklet.

Click here for access to all these resources and more.

Will the requirement to file Component 2 or wage data return? Last summer it was reported by more than one source that EEOC Commissioner Sonderling stated the EEO-1 Component 2 reporting requirement would return. Whether that will come to fruition remains to be seen. Stay tuned.