Open EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection with shortened report window
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Opened Today 2021 Data Collection Report for its Employment Information Report (EEO-1), Standard Form 100, Component 1. The filing deadline is May 17, 2022, the EEOC said.
- Typically, private employers with 100 or more employees must submit an EEO-1 Component 1 report. The same is true for federal contractors with 50 or more employees.
- The reporting window has been significantly shortened compared to the past two years, with HR having just over a month to complete the form.
Overview of the dive:
The EEO-1 report has had a tumultuous few years: 2020 and 2021 saw the EEO-1 reporting deadline extended several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2018, the agency added a controversial topic paid data collection segment, Component 2. The EEOC hoped the data would “enhance investigations of potential wage discrimination, which remains a contributing factor to persistent wage gaps,” according to its statement announcing the change. At a hearing following the decision, employers complained about the administrative burden created by Tier 2.
In 2017, the White House Office of Management and Budget blocked collection of component 2, but a federal district court judge reinstated it in 2019. However, the EEOC elected not to collect component 2 after 2019, having concluded that it “insufficiently calculated” document load.
There has been speculation about whether the EEOC will again require the collection of salary data in the future. The agency has not proposed a strategy to systematically collect salary data since it terminated component 2, potentially following a right quorum which has been in place since May 2019. More recently, it has focused its efforts on pay discrimination lawsuits and “awareness sessions”, according to a recent letter from EEOC President Charlotte A. Burrows in recognition of Equal Pay Day.