United States: EEO-1 Component 1 Submission deadline extended to August
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Last year, in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) extended the deadline for covered employers to file their EEO-1 reports. 2019, which requires employers to file both their 2019 and 2020 reports in 2021. The EEOC originally set the deadline for filing as July 19, 2021, but this week ad that the deadline has been extended until 23 Aug 2021 . Although the deadline has been extended, the EEOC encourages employers to file their reports as soon as possible.
In extending the deadline, the EEOC recognized the high volume of employer questions the agency has received and asked for patience as its team works on employer requests. The EEOC has asked employers to contact its helpdesk only once for the same issue and noted that it will “make sure all filers can file and no one is left out.”
As a reminder, employers who are required to submit EEO-1 reports include:
- Private employers with at least 100 employees
- Private employers with less than 100 employees, if the employer is owned or affiliated with another employer, or if there is centralized ownership, control or management, such that the employers together legally constitute one company and the the entire company employs a total of 100 or more employees
- Federal contractors with at least 50 employees and a contract with the federal government of $ 50,000 or more
- Employers who serve as a custodian of government funds for any amount or as a financial institution that is an issuing and paying agent for US savings bonds and savings notes and who have 50 or more employees
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