Last May the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suspended its collection of EEO-1 (and EEO-3 and EEO-5) data because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the agency,
Recognizing the impact that the public health emergency was having on workplaces across America and the challenges that both employers and employees were facing, the EEOC delayed the collections until 2021 to allow EEO filers to be better positioned to provide accurate, valid and reliable data in a timely manner.
On Tuesday, the EEOC announced the schedule for data collection in 2021.
April: "Component 1" EEO-1 data collection will begin for 2019 and 2020.
July: EEO-5 data collection will begin for 2020.
August: EEO-3 data collection will begin for 2020.
October: EEO-4 data collection will begin for 2021.
Private sector employers with 100 or more employees must provide EEO-1 data. EEO-3 applies to local referral unions, EEO-4 applies to state and local government employers, and EEO-5 applies to public elementary and secondary school districts.