EEOC to Delay EEO Data Collections

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will delay opening its 2019 and 2020 data collections due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The delay of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, as well as the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections until 2021. The EEO-1 report is a survey that collects employment data by race and ethnicity, gender, and job category. The general filings for this survey are generally due by May 31 and only apply to organizations with 100 or more employees are required to submit.

According to the EEOC, the EEO-3 collections “reports from all Local Union which indicate the composition for their work forces by sex and by race/ethnic category,” while the EEO-5 collects similar information for public elementary and secondary school districts.

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.

View the full press release here.

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