Payroll Briefs

2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Data Collection Set to Begin in April

February 17, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated it will start the collection of both 2019 and 2020 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 1 data beginning this coming April. Last year’s 2019 data collection was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so employers must double up on their data collection this year for both 2019 and 2020. DM Payroll Solutions fills you in on the background of the EEO-1 report and what to expect when filing yours in April.  

What is the EEO-1 Report?

If you employ more than 100 employees (for federal contractors, more than 50), you must file an EEO-1 with the EEOC. This data includes information on your employees’ race, ethnicity and gender, categorized by job. The purpose of the EEO-1 report is to create an employee count that gives a “workforce snapshot” from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

Confirmed Collection Date to Come

While the EEOC has not yet confirmed a date in which data collection will begin, filers will be notified as soon as the survey is available. The agency indicated it will create a notice on its website’s homepage and send a notification letter to employers when the collection period opens. After the collection period begins, the EEOC will provide resources on its website to help employers with their submissions. The EEOC’s helpdesk will also be open to answer employers’ filing questions and assist in special circumstances, such as processing mergers and acquisitions or other corporate changes.

Here to Help

When it comes time for you to submit your EEO-1 report in April, rely on DM Payroll Solutions’ robust reporting capabilities to simplify the process of accessing your company’s data. Get the workforce snapshot you need at a moment’s notice to not only use for your EEOC-1 report, but also to make informed business decisions in the future. To learn more about how DM Payroll Solutions can streamline your reporting capabilities, contact us today.