August 18, 2021

Pete & Repeat (NOT!): EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended

Those who have been reading this e-newsletter for years may recall that every September an article, “Pete and Repeat” used to be featured.  That was because historically certain private sector employers (with 100 or more employees and smaller employers with covered, federal government contracts) had to file the EEO-1 report by September 30th of each year.  That deadline has been deferred and delayed since 2017 for a variety of reasons.

This year is more of the same but with a firm (as of this writing) filing deadline of October 25, 2021, for Component 1 (demographic) data. But what about Component 2 (compensation) data?

In 2019, the OFCCP announced and shortly thereafter the EEOC followed suit reporting they would not be moving forward with the Component 2 Data Collection requirement through at least 2021.  The EEOC has funded a “statistical study…[to assess] the quality and utility of the EEO-1 Component 2 data…”  That study is anticipated to be completed by the end of this calendar year.

Will Component 2 compensation data collection return?  On Equal Pay Day, March 24, 2021, EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows said, “The EEOC is working hard to address pay discrimination and other forms of discrimination that contribute to unjustified gaps in pay.” Might that signal a return? Stay tuned!