Over the past weeks, I’ve written a few times on the ongoing requirements and changing deadlines of the EEOC’s EEO-1 survey Component 2 data submission. Just yesterday, the EEOC announced a new deadline by which employers should submit their Component 2 data: November 11, 2019. The EEOC requested that the court confirm this deadline, by which time the EEOC anticipates to have reached or exceeded its target percentage of a 72.7% response rate.

The case that originated the court order to collect Component 2 data, National Women’s Law Center, et al. v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., is ongoing. The National Women’s Law Center (the “NWLC”) raised an objection to the EEOC’s new deadline, arguing to the court that the EEOC must continue to collect Component 2 data until a 98.25% response rate is achieved. Awareness of this argument is important because if the court agrees with the NWLC, it is likely that the submission deadline would be further extended to collect more data.

We’ll continue to update you on any developments in the collection of EEO-1 Component 2 data. In the meantime, employers that haven’t yet submitted their Component 2 data should make every effort to do so before the current November 11 deadline.