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May 13, 2020

EEO Reports: Delay of Data Collection

On May 8, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a delay in collecting data used for certain EEO-1 reporting obligations.  As previously discussed in last year’s Benefit Beat articles in the May, August and October editions, the EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal law that requires affected entities to report employment data by race or ethnicity, gender and job category, referred to as Component 1 data.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 situation on employer workplaces, the EEOC is delaying the collection of both 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data until March 2021. 

Similarly, the EEOC is delaying the collection of the 2020 EEO-3 data, which is collected from Local Referral Unions, and the 2020 EEO-5 data, which is collected from public elementary and secondary school districts, until January 2021.  The EEO-3 and EEO-5 reports apply to entities employing 100 or more employees who are located within the United States.  

The agency indicates that it will notify filers of the exact date the surveys will open.

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