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EEOC Delays Collection of Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers that are subject to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting will not be required to file EEO surveys in 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 8, 2020.

The following EEO surveys, which the EEOC had previously expected to open in 2020, have been delayed:

  • The 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 (required for private employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors);
  • The 2020 EEO-3 (required for local referral unions with 100 or more members);
  • The 2020 EEO-4 (required for public employers); and
  • The 2020 EEO-5 (required for public elementary and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees).

The EEOC expects to open these surveys in early 2021 and will notify filers of precise opening dates as soon as they are available.

Next Steps

Retain any data that was collected for purposes of completing this year’s survey as the EEOC may require reporting of 2019 and 2020 data in 2021.

HR Works Can Help

HR Works’ Affirmative Action Service helps employers with data collection and filing of the EEO-1 report which can save employers from the administrative burden of completing the report. If you are not currently an HR Works Affirmative Action Service client and need our compliance expertise and support, please contact, go to the “Contact Us” section of our website or call 1-877-219-9062. We will connect you with a representative who can provide additional information about our services.

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