The EEOC announced today that it will start collecting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data (employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category) for private employers beginning in April 2021. Note, this still does not include the controversial Component 2 Data (compensation data). While 2019’s data would have normally been due last year, it was delayed due to COVID-19. Specific collection opening dates will be announced on the EEOC’s website, as well as on the new dedicated website for the agency’s EEO data collections at https://EEOCdata.org. As in previous years, a notification letter will (should) be sent to eligible filers. If you have questions on what an EEO-1 report is or if your business needs to complete one, you can check out other posts on this blog.