The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it’s delaying the deadline for the 2019 EEO-1 Report for a full year, so it will be due in March 2021. The 2019 data should have been due on March 31, 2020, but the EEOC never got the submission portal up and running. The agency now says it’s delaying the deadline because of disruptions in employer operations due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Most employers with at least 100 employees, as well as employers with at least 50 employees and $50,000 in federal contracts, must file an annual EEO-1 Report by March 31 of each year following the snapshot date of the report. The EEO-1 Report displays a summary of an employer’s workforce by race/ethnicity and gender, sorted into ten job categories, as of a snapshot date in the fourth quarter of the year.
Tips: This means covered employers will need to submit two reports (one for 2019 and one for 2020) in March 2021. Make sure your recordkeeping systems will allow you to pull data for both 2019 and 2020 when the submission portal eventually opens.