At a Glance
- In response to COVID-19, pending OMB approval, the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will be delayed until March 2021.
- The EEO-3 and EEO-5 report for 2020 will also be delayed until 2021.
- Filers can review the EEOC website for additional information and will be contacted directly by the EEOC with additional details.
On May 7, 2020, the EEOC announced, pending OMB approval, that there will be a delay in collecting the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data, the 2020 EEO-3 data, and 2020 EEO-5 data due to COVID-19 public health emergency.
Per the EEOC, the EEOC recognizes the impact that the current public health emergency is having on workplaces across America and the challenges that both employers and employees alike are now facing. Filers of the EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5, which include private sector employers, local referral unions, and public elementary and secondary school districts, are dealing with unique and urgent issues. Delaying the collections until 2021 will ensure that EEO filers are better positioned to provide accurate, valid and reliable data in a timely manner.
EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5 filers should begin preparing to submit data in 2021.
Pending approval from the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the EEOC would expect to begin collecting the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 in March 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available. The EEOC would expect to begin collecting the 2020 EEO-3 and the 2020 EEO-5 in January 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available.
In addition to updates to the agency website, the EEOC will be reaching out directly to EEO-1, EEO-3, and EEO-5 filers regarding the delayed opening of the surveys.
In addition, the EEOC is seeking OMB approval to collect the EEO-1 Component 1 data for 2019, 2020, and 2021 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This request does not include renewal of the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data history, which the agency is seeking to retire.
As additional information is available, it will be published on the EEO-1 Survey homepage.
Paylocity will continue to monitor for any updates or changes to the status of the EEO filing.
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