By Trüpp

September 2023 update: The EEOC has determined the deadline for employers to submit the EEO-1 Component 1 data collection for 2022. Starting on October 31, 2023, collection will begin with a deadline of December 05, 2023.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has postponed the 2022 EEO-1 data reporting deadline. While reporting was initially expected to begin this month, the EEOC has now pushed back the opening of reporting until, tentatively, this fall. No specific date was provided.

The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting specific criteria to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories. On the EEO-1 form, demographic data is broken down by job category (senior-level executives, mid-level managers, professionals, technicians, sales workers, administrative support workers, craft workers, operatives, and laborers and service workers). The data are submitted in aggregate form, so individual employees are not identified.

The postponement could prove challenging for government contractors if the EEO-1 Component 1 deadline is set close to September 30. By that date, such contractors must file VETS-4212 forms listing the number of veterans they employ.

According to the EEOC website, all updates about the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, including the final opening date and opening of the Filer Support Message Center, will be posted to as they become available.

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