The EEOC has some big news for fans of EEO-1 filings!!!

Pay attention, you two!

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dusted the cobwebs off the old EEO-1 component survey and set some deadlines for the 2020 EEO-1 filing and — wait for it — 2019’s EEO-1 filing too!

Cue the music! Amirite?

What’s an EEO-1 report, you ask? It’s a report of employment data categorized by employee race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. A sample copy of the EEO-1 form and instructions are available here.

The EEOC confirmed that collections will open in April 2021. But, the precise opening dates of the collections, as well as the new submission deadline dates, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC’s home page at as well as on the new dedicated website for the agency’s EEO data collections at

Try not to let the suspense overwhelm you.

The EEOC will also send notification letters to eligible filers. If you’re unsure if your business is required to file an EEO-1, here is some more information about who must file. And for more answers to frequently asked questions about EEO-1 filings, check out this resource.

The EEOC suggests that filers should begin preparing now to submit data. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Wednesday in January.

Oh, wait. Maybe, I can.



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