EEOC Extends EEO-1 2019 and 2020 Filing Deadline

June 30, 2021

At a Glance

  • The 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 due date has been extended to August 23, 2021
  • Filers should visit the newly launched EEO-1 Component 1 website at for the latest filing updates and additional information. 

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.  The EEOC began formally notifying EEO-1 filers via email beginning March 29, 2021 in anticipation of the opening of the data collection period. With this most recent EEOC announcement, now employers have until August 23, 2021 to file their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports.

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 2019 and 2020.

The EEOC prefers that these reports are filed online through their filing system. 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 regarding updates on the data collection. Resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available online at The EEOC Filer Support Team will also be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.

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