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What is the EEO-1 Component 1 Report?
Since 1966, the EEOC has required EEO-1 filers to submit demographic data on an annual basis. All private employers that are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et. seq., as amended (Title VII) and that have 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report. In addition, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations require certain federal contractors to file the EEO-1 Component 1 if they have 50 or more employees and are not exempt as provided for by 41 CFR 60-1.5.

Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to submit annual workforce data on their employees by race/ethnicity, sex and job category. The data include seven race/ethnicity categories and 10 job categories. EEO-1 Component 1 data are used by the EEOC to investigate charges of employment discrimination against employers and to provide information about the employment status of minorities and women.
What is the EEO-1 Component 1 filing deadline?
The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data is Monday, July 19, 2021.
What companies are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report?
The following companies are required to file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report annually:
  1. Private employers who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended with 100 or more employees.
  2. Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended who are not exempt as provided for by 41 CFR 60-1.5, with both 50 or more employees and a prime contractor or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.
  3. Companies that serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount or as a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Savings Notes and have 50 or more employees.
Will companies need to file EEO-1 Component 1 data for both 2019 and 2020 in April 2021?
Employers must file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report for each year they were in business and met the filing requirements. In April 2021, eligible companies will be required to first file for 2019, then file for 2020 after the 2019 report is submitted and certified.
Can filers use login information from the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection?
No. The account information for the now closed EEO-1 Component 2 data collection cannot be used to access the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System. These are two different data collections, using distinct and separate systems.
How do employers determine an employee’s race/ethnicity?
Self-identification is the preferred method of identifying race/ethnicity information necessary for the EEO-1 Component 1 Report. Employers are required to attempt to allow employees to use self-identification to complete the EEO-1 Component 1 Report.

As to the method of collecting data, the basic principles for ethnic and racial self-identification for purposes of the EEO-1 Component 1 Report are: (1) offer employees the opportunity to self-identify; (2) provide a statement about the voluntary nature of this inquiry for employees.
How do employers classify employees into the job categories listed in the EEO-1 Component 1 Report?

The EEO-1 Component 1 job categories are based on employee skill level, knowledge, and responsibilities. They are designed to reflect common company hierarchies. Employers should select the category which best reflects the job function performed by each employee.

What are the options for submitting the EEO-1 Component 1 Report?
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. The filer support page on the website will include data file upload instructions in April 2021, when data collection launches. Specifications will be similar to those provided in previous years. For a summary of the data employers will need to collect, please see the Fact Sheets on Preparing Data – Single-Establishment Companies, or Preparing Data – Multi-Establishment Companies .
If an employer (i.e., company) has never filed an EEO-1 Component 1 Report before, how can the filer get started?

Once the registration system is open, visit, navigate to the registration page and follow the online instructions. After submitting the registration form you will be provided with a Company ID and Passcode. File using the Company ID and passcode that is provided.

Registration is currently not open. Please submit contact information via filer support page “Contact Us” Form to receive updates when the registration system is open

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Filer Support Team

The EEO-1 Component 1 Filer Support Team is available Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM EST.
You can contact the Filer Support Team at or 855-EEOC-035 (855-336-2035).

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