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What You Should Know About the 2019 EEO-1 Survey

UPDATE:  In light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, and consistent with delays in Federal reporting requirements across the government and other actions taken to relieve employers of unnecessary burdens during this crisis, the Commission has delayed the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection to a time when the agency anticipates that filers will have resumed more normal operations.  See May 8, 2020 Federal Register Notice Delay in Opening of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

On June 12, 2020, the EEOC received final approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect EEO-1 workforce demographic data (EEO-1 Component 1 data) from covered employers. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data along with the 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data in March 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the collections will open as soon as it is available. 

The opening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collections, as well as the new deadline date, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page at and sending a notification letter to eligible EEO-1 filers. When the collections open, the EEOC will provide online resources to assist filers with their submissions and the EEOC Employer Data Team Helpdesk will be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filing assistance (including, for example, guidance on processing mergers and acquisitions and other corporate changes).