EEOC To Allow Late Filings of EEO-1s
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that it will allow late filing of EEO-1 Reports, which are due May 17, until June 21.
What is the EEO-1 Component 1 Report?
Since 1966, the EEOC has required eligible employers to submit workforce demographic data on an annual basis. All private employers that are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et. seq., as amended (Title VII) and that have 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report.
Covered employers must file EEO-1 Component-1 data on the employer’s workforce by job category. Component-1 data consists of demographic information, such as race, gender and ethnicity.
What is the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report official filing deadline?
The portal for filing the reports opened on April 12th, 2022 and the deadline for submitting and certifying the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report is Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
‘Failure to File’ Phase
An FAQ explains that the EEOC will permit employers to submit their EEO-1 Reports after the May 17 deadline, during what the agency is calling the “failure to file” phase. The EEOC stated, “All filers who have not submitted and certified their mandatory 2021 EEO-1 Component Report(s) by the Tuesday, May 17, 2022, published deadline will receive a notice of failure to file instructing them to submit and certify their data as soon as possible, and no later than Tuesday, June 21, 2022.”Please be advised that AFTER the June 21, 2022 deadline passes, NO additional 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports will be accepted, and eligible filers will be out of compliance with their mandatory 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 filing obligation.
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The employee classifications for the EEO should be reviewed and updated now. If you are not already working with your HR Consultant, or are unsure if your company needs to file, please reach out to your HR Consultant today.
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