Updated – On August 18, 2021, the EEOC announced that it is extending the deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 component 1 reports to October 25, 2021.

Updated – On June 28, 2021, the EEOC announced that it is extending the July 19, 2021, deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 reports to Monday, August 23, 2021. A filing portal, support center, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found on the EEOC’s website.

On March 29, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that federal data collection for the EEO-1 Component 1 filing will open on April 26, 2021. On August 18, 2021, the EEOC announced that it is extending the the deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 reports to Monday, October 25, 2021.The October 25, 2021 filing deadline includes data submission for both the 2019 and 2020 reporting year. As you may recall, last year the EEOC delayed data collections due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.


The EEOC collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees nationwide. The data is collected using specific reports/surveys, one of which is the EEO-1 report and is used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. The EEO-1 report collects data about employees grouped by sex, race, ethnicity, and job categories. This information is shared with other authorized federal agencies to avoid duplicate collection of data and to reduce the burden placed on employers. According to the EEOC, the EEO-1 report data is used “to support civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minorities within companies, industries, or regions.” Although the data is confidential, aggregated data is available to the public.

Employer Considerations

Employers are encouraged to begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the scheduled April 2021 report opening.

  • Sequoia One PEO Employers only:  Your dedicated HR Business partner will be communicating with you about EEO-1 reporting at the end of May. In the interim, Sequoia One PEO employers may reach out to their dedicated HR Business partner for more information about how Sequoia One assists clients with pay data reporting.
  • Sequoia employers are responsible for submitting pay data reporting and may reach out to our partner, ThinkHR, with any questions relating to the reporting requirements.

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Lizet Ramirez – Lizet is a Client Compliance Manager for Sequoia One, where she works with our clients to optimize and streamline benefits compliance. In her free time, Lizet enjoys live music, travel, hiking and spa days.