EEO-1 Portal to Open October 31st!

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the EEO-1 portal will be open starting on October 31st and will remain open until December 5th.

As a reminder, this reporting applies to:

  1. employers with 100 or more employees;
  2. federal contractors or first tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and have a federal contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more;
  3. financial institutions with 50 or more employees that serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount; or
  4. financial institutions with 50 or more employees that issue or redeem U.S. savings bonds and saving notes.

To view and download the 2022 EEO-1 Job Instruction booklet – click here.

To view and download the 2022 Data File Upload Specifications – click here.

Despite concerns and speculation that the delay would be used to usher in new reporting obligations, the 2022 reporting that will be taking place starting at the end of October will be limited to “Component 1” workforce information with employers submitting workforce information for a pay period (known as a “workforce snapshot period”) between October 1st and December 31st.

The 2022 reporting will NOT collect what has been known as “Component 2” pay information.

That is not to say there haven’t been any changes at all.  Most notably in the data file upload specifications, it is noted that there will not be a need in the data file upload to submit a “Consolidated Report” data raw.  Rather, for employers submitting rows of information for their headquarters and establishments, the consolidated data will now auto-populate and auto-generate a “Consolidated Report” instead by using the headquarters and establishment-level data information being submitted.

For those covered employers that have not done the filing in the past or have but they have yet to update their account information, the EEO-1 online filer support message center (help desk) will be available to assist with these needs beginning on October 31st as well.  If you face this need, we recommend putting in your requests as soon as the help desk opens in order that it can be timely addressed on their part (as members have encountered substantial delay and response times in the past).