August 20, 2021

EEOC Extends Deadline for Submitting and Certifying 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports to Monday, October 25, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has again extended the deadline for submitting and certifying 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports to Monday, October 25, 2021. Previously, the EEOC extended the original deadline from July 19, 2021 to August 23, 2021. The EEOC explained that it extended the deadline due to the continuing impact of the pandemic on business operations. But the EEOC also stated that it will make no additional changes to the filing deadline, and that all eligible filers must submit their data by October 25, 2021.

As a reminder, covered private employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees) must file EEO-1 Component 1 Reports for 2019 and 2020 if they were in business and met the filing requirements for each year. If a company was ineligible for filing a report in 2019 or 2020, it must certify that it was ineligible for each particular year. As previously reported, the EEOC has launched a new EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System and provided updated resources for employers.

If you have any questions about these matters, please contact one of the Faegre Drinker professionals below or any member of Faegre Drinker’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) team for further details.

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