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Final Extension for EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection in 2021: Impact on Federal Contractors & Non-Federal Companies


The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has once again extended the EEO-1 Reporting deadline from August 23, 2021, to October 25, 2021. This is the Final extension!! While this is a relief for many Employers, professionals are responsible for completing the report. It is critical to ensure the report is completed by the final extension.

The extension will be welcomed by employers with outstanding support requests, which often take up to four weeks for an agency response. It will also interest the newly hired employees responsible for completing the report and employees who inherited the task of submitting the report.

The EEOC has a backlog due to a high number of company support requests for reporting mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs and support requests to obtain user registration and login information.

The additional focus will be on what is the impact if Employers fail to meet the final deadline. There are consequences that will impact federal contractors and non-federal companies.

What's EEO-1 Data Collection and Why is it Important?

On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) opened the filing for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection.

Every year, employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees) must file EEO-1 Component 1 data, which consists of demographic information, such as race, gender, and ethnicity information, of the employer’s workforce by job category. Given that workplace discrimination being an all-time hot topic, this filing always secures the highest points in popularity.

2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection in 2021

As happened in 2020, the EEOC delayed the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, this year, employers are required to make two submissions instead: one with 2019 EEO-1 data and one with 2020 EEO-1 data!

The EEOC is extending this annual data collection period this year from 10 weeks to 17 weeks, considering the recent update on the deadline, to provide employers additional time to file. It is important to acknowledge that the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workplaces across the country and recognizing that the requirement to submit two years of EEO-1 data is a substantial undertaking.

Why Is It Important to Attend?

What is EEO-1 Reporting? Is it mandatory for you to file? How do you file it? When is it due and why is it important? Do 2019 and 2020 data submissions have different procedures? What happens if you don't file it on time?

The deadline for filing your EEO-1 report is right around the corner! It is vitally important that you prepare this form correctly as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs use your information to determine whether your company should be audited as well as review the data provided to assess complaints of discriminatory practices.

Join Compliancevent this August to learn about the most recent court decision and information available regarding annual government EEO-1 reporting. You will be provided with resources and best practices in migrating from current EEO-1 requirements to the new EEO-1 Form, including Component 1 and Component 2 of the Report and other pertinent information.

This webinar will contain answers to all important as well as often-ignored questions to help you complete the reporting without errors. You will get a clear idea about the new EEO-1 reporting requirements to ensure accurate and timely filing. All registrants will receive free compliance tools to get further guidance on this reporting!

What You Will Learn

-Why is the extension of the deadline a great relief?
-What was the reason for the deadline?
-Why is the EEO-1 Reporting so Complicated?
-What is the reporting period?
-Who must file it?
-What's the difference between EEO-1 2019 and 2020 data collections?
-Basic and advanced guidelines to fill the form
-Take a step by step overview of the new Online Reporting System
-How do race, ethnicity, and job categories of your workforce impact this reporting?
-How can you effectively comply with confidentiality requirements?
-Learn about the dilemma for Employers when reporting non-binary employees
-How can you practically and legally survey and classify your employees?
-What's mandatory for federal contractors to know and comply with?
-What are the most affordable and legally compliant methods of collecting data from your workers?
-Learn about the specifications EEOC issued for submitting EEO-1 reports, including how and when to file
-Learn how to maximize the EEO-1 Data Collection Fact sheets
-What's the standard you need to follow for collecting demographic information?
-Certification of results, recordkeeping requirements, and more
-How do you collect employee information when your organization has multiple employment locations and when you have remote workers?
-Reporting pay data — what’s new for 2021?
-How about state pay data requirements?
-How do you use your EEO-1 report to find potential pay discrimination?
-What are the state pay data requirements and how can you meet them?
-How to understand the status of the Pay Data Reporting?
-What's the best practice to steer clear of penalties for noncompliance?
-EEOC's and OFCCP's change in enforcement: What employers need to know!

Who Will Benefit

-Business owners and executives
-HR Professionals
-All Employers required to complete EEO-1 Reporting
-Company leadership
-Compliance professionals
-Payroll Administrators
-Employers in all industries
-Large business owners
-Small business owners

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