The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the opening of the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection that will be due Dec. 5. The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory EEOC annual data collection requiring all private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees to submit workforce demographic data, including data by job category, sex, and race or ethnicity.

As part of the opening of the data collection, the EEOC released a new EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet that consolidates existing support materials, including frequently asked questions and fact sheets, into a single resource for filers and provides additional information to clarify eligibility and reporting requirements. The EEOC also launched an online Filer Support Team Message Center that allows filers to submit requests for assistance to the EEOC within the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System, as well as update requests with new information, terminate requests and track the status of requests.

Filers can visit the dedicated EEO-1 Component 1 website here to access the Online Filing System, the Filer Support Team Message Center and the 2022 EEO-1 Instruction Booklet, as well as to find the latest updates and supplementary resource materials.