EEO-1 Data Collection to Open at the End of April 2021

Date   Mar 16, 2021

On March 12, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open at the end of April 2021 and close in July 2021. The agency has not announced an exact closing date, but stated it will do so when data collection launches. The EEOC will collect EEO-1 data for 2019 and 2020. Employers will be notified of additional details and how to access online filing in April 2021. Information regarding EEO-1 Component 1 filing is available on the EEOC’s website at

This short delay should be helpful for employers working to complete their California pay data reporting requirements by the March 31 deadline.

If you have any questions or need assistance preparing your 2019 and 2020 EEO-1s and/or the California pay data report, please contact the authors of this Alert, Nancy Holt, partner in our D.C. office at, or Jill Harrison, partner in our Atlanta office at, both of whom are members of FordHarrison’s Affirmative Action/OFCCP practice group. Of course, you can also contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.