EEO Reporting Opens on April 30, 2024

By Community Manager posted 04-10-2024 01:49 PM


The 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The deadline to file the 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 report is Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees on its EEO-1 Component 1 report. It is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria to submit workforce demographic data, including data by job category and sex and race or ethnicity, to the EEOC. Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data; it is not voluntary.

The data is used for a variety of purposes, including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. The report collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by some type of job grouping. This information is shared with other authorized federal agencies to avoid duplicate collection of data and reduce the burden on employers. Although the data is confidential, aggregated data is available to the public.  

The EEO-1 Component 1 online filer support help desk will be available on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to assist filers with any questions they may have regarding the 2023 collection.

For more information, see Employers Council’s whitepaper EEO Reporting or the EEOC’s  2023 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet and 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 Data File Upload Specifications.

Cross-agency changes to racial categories such as those used in the EEO-1 report are being put into place by the White House and the OMB. A new racial and ethnicity category of MENA for Middle Eastern and North African workers has been added but not yet implemented. In the instructions for this year’s report, the EEOC states the following:

“OMB is in the process of reviewing and revising its standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity...The EEOC will carefully consider the revision to the federal standards for collecting race and ethnicity data, which are expected by summer 2024, for use in future data collections.”

State and local governments use a separate report, the EEO-4, but it is on a different biennial schedule and not required at this time.

For more information, please contact Employers Council.