2021 EEO-1 Filing Dates Announced

The 2021 EEO-1 Filing portal has opened as of 4/12/2022. Employers must file by May 17, 2022.

At a Glance

  • The EEOC will begin collection of EEO-1 reports for 2021 from April 12, 2022, until May 17, 2022.
  • Private Sector Employers with 100 or more employees and Federal Contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, are required to file.
  • The EEOC will not be collecting EEO-1 component 2 pay data reports.

2021 EEO-1 Report Filing Period

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection has opened on April 12, 2022. The deadline for submitting the EEO-1 Component 1 data will be Tuesday May 17, 2022.

All employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees and federal contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees or $50,000 or more in federal contracts must file the EEO-1 report each year. 

EEO-1 Component 1 filers can access agency resources, including the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet and frequently asked questions (FAQs), by visiting the Filer Support Center at

Filing Process

Covered employers are required to provide data about their workforce, including race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. This information should be collected from a “snapshot period,” or payroll period, in the 4th quarter of 2021.

The preferred and most efficient method of submitting EEO-1 Component 1 Reports is through the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System or as an electronically transmitted data file (TEXT or CSV) via a data file upload.

There are several reports available in HR & Payroll to aid you in this process, including the EEO Detail report, the EEO Headcount report, and the EEO-1 Report File in CSV format.
The EEOC will not be collecting EEO-1 component 2 pay data reports.

Additional Resources

EEO filers can visit for more information and resources regarding updates on the data collection. The EEOC Filer Support Team will also be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.

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This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.


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