The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is providing employers with a five-week extension on the deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data. The new deadline is Aug. 23, 2021. 

Federal law requires employers with 100 employees or more to submit data on their employees sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and gender. The law also applies to federal contractors with at least 50 employees and a contract of $50,000 or more with the federal government. 

EEO-1 Component 1 filing is required every year but reporting for 2019 and 2020 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers that are required to file an EEO-1 now have until Monday, Aug. 23 to file their data for the past two years, instead of the previous July 19 deadline.  

Employers can go the EEO-1 Component 1 website to file. The website’s support center also provides answers to frequently asked questions and has  fact sheets to help businesses determine if they are subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements.