Head’s Up: Mandatory EEOC Report Due Soon

Being a business owner often means filling out forms, and the IRS and Department of Labor aren’t the only government entities you have to work with. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants information too — from companies with more than 100 employees. (Lower thresholds may apply to government contractors.)

Businesses must provide details about the gender and race/ethnicity of their workforce. Although the individual business data is kept private, the aggregate results are available to the public.

This EEO-1 Component 1 report is mandatory and requires a range of demographic data, including job category and sex, race, or ethnicity.

The data collected is used for enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. The 2023 EEO-1 Component Data Collection employer information report opens on April 30 with a deadline to file by June 4.

How to get started

A filer help desk, the EEO-1 Component 1 online Filer Support Message Center, also opens on April 30, to assist filers who have questions regarding the data collection. There’s an instruction booklet, the 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet, and specifications for uploading data files, the 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 Data File Upload Specifications, that are now available on the EEOC’s dedicated EEO-1 Component 1 website.

More details and downloads are available on the EEOC site.