EEOC Deadline approaching September 30,2019!

Last Updated on October 9, 2020

EEOC Component 2 Deadline Approaches on September 30, 2019!

On July 1st, 2019, the EEOC sent a letter by USPS notifying companies of the immediate reinstatement of the revised Componenet 2 EEO-1 collection for 2017 and 2018.

Why is the EEOC important, you ask?

Perhaps the most important role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the enforcement of federal laws to protect you from discrimination in the workplace. These laws prevent employer discrimination by ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender and sexual orientation, sex, and other factors.

Component 2 of EEO-1 requires employers to provide reports, for 2017 and separately for 2018, with employees from the employers selected workforce snapshot period counted by sex, race/ethnicity, and pay band (based on W-2, Box 1 earnings) for each of ten occupational categories.  Employers must also provide a report with aggregated hours worked (over the entire respective calendar year) by the employees in each of the ten occupational categories, categorized by sex and race/ethnicity. Summary data will be provided showing race and gender counts separated by pay bands within EEO categories.

In mid-July the EEOC opened its online filing page for employers to manually file Component 2 EEO-1 Compensation Data (Component 2 data) for calendar years 2017 and 2018 via the Online Filing System data collection method.

Who is required to file?
Businesses that meet these criteria are required to file the EEO-1 report each year:

• 100 or more employees

• Companies with fewer than 100 employees, if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company, and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees

• Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a prime contract amounting to $50,000 or more.


Because so many people have questions regarding this, the EEOC has created a web-page to address some of the FAQs. One example of such a question is below:

Q:  What date should be used to determine the 100-employee filing requirement for each reporting year?

A: To determine if they meet the 100-employee threshold for 2017 or 2018, employers will count the number of employees during the workforce snapshot period for the corresponding reporting year. Businesses with 100 or more employees during the workforce snapshot period in 2018 will file 2018 Component 2 data with summary pay and hours-worked data. Businesses with 100 or more employees on the payroll during the workforce snapshot period in 2017 must file Component 2 data with summary pay and hours-worked data for 2017 reporting year.

Don’t miss the deadline!

Employers are required to file Component 2 data must do so by September 30, 2019. If employers required to file have not received their log-in information, they should contact the Component 2 EEO-1 Help Desk.

If you have questions or need assistance with your reporting needs, please contact Chris Cooley at (855) 538-6947 ext 108.