After several delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it will open workplace data collection in 2021.
The EEOC collects data from employers in different sectors of the workforce.
The agency will open four data collections in 2021, including the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection as well as the 2020 EEO-3, 2021 EEO-4, and 2020 EEO-5 data collections.
The agency delayed opening the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1, and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 Data Collections in May 2020 due to the pandemic.
The collections will reopen in these months:
- April 2021: 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, private sector employers
- July 2021: 2020 EEO-5 data collection, public elementary/secondary school districts
- August 2021: 2020 EEO-3 data collection, local referral unions
- October 2021: 2021 EEO-4 data collection, state and local governments
The agency advises EEO—equal employment opportunity—filers to begin preparing their data in anticipation of the openings.
“The precise opening dates of the collections, as well as the new submission deadline dates, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC’s home page as well as the new dedicated website for the agency’s EEO data collections,” the commission said in a release.
Once the collections open, the new website will have resources to assist filers with their submissions.
The EEOC Filer Support Team will also be available to respond to inquiring and provide filing assistance, the agency said.