The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has just announced that it has finally begun 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection. By December 5, 2023, private sector employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors with 50 or more employees must submit workforce demographic data, including data regarding employee job categories, the number of men and women on the employer’s workforce, and the number of employees who belong to each race and ethnicity. The 2022 reporting must include demographic data pertaining to all full-time and part-time employees who were employed during an employer-selected pay period (i.e., a workforce snapshot period) within the fourth quarter of 2022 (i.e., October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022).
Eligible employers must submit the data through a web-based portal referred to as the EEO-1 Component Online Filing System. They can get started by creating an account or signing into an existing account at this website, which includes a Filer Support Team Message Center to assist filers with the process. The Message Center allows users to request help from the EEOC, update requests with new information, close requests, and monitor the status of their inquiries.
Another resource available to filers is the new EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet released by the EEOC’s Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. This booklet includes frequently asked questions, fact sheets and other information to help filers understand eligibility and reporting requirements.
The EEOC has also begun 2023 EEO-4 state and local government data collection. By December 5, 2023, state and local governments with 100 or more employees must submit demographic workforce data (including data by race/ethnicity, sex, job category, and salary band). The new EEO-4 Instruction Booklet can be found here and other resources pertaining to the EEO-4 data collection can be found here.
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