On schedule, EEOC has opened the portal for filing 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 reports.

Here’s the catch, however: According to updates on the Component 2 website, the reporting portal is “operational and available for viewing by the public,” however, as it previously advised, batch reporting will not be available until mid-August.

In addition, filers will need EEOC-provided login information before being able to access the portal. EEOC’s most recent status update filed with the Court indicated the information was put in the mail in hardcopy to users on July 12, 2019 and should be e-mailed, today, July 15, 2019.

With the opening of the portal, NORC has also published a 44-page User’s Guide to help employers with the reporting process. This is in addition to the sample reports and file specifications recently added to the site.