Employers nationwide should be aware that the long-delayed 2022 EEO-1 reporting period opened October 31, 2023. The deadline for filing 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data is December 5, 2023, though employers are encouraged to file sooner if possible.

All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees in the U.S., and federal contractors with at least 50 employees, are required to submit an EEO-1 report with workforce demographic data to the EEOC annually. The EEO-1 report discloses data about full-time and part-time employees' demographic information, such as sex, race, and ethnicity. The 2022 report is based on a workforce payroll snapshot taken in the fourth quarter of the reporting year (i.e., between October 1 and December 31, 2022).

The EEOC has provided resources to assist with the EEO-1 submission process, including:

Additional resources can be found here: https://www.eeocdata.org/EEO1/.

The 2023 EEO-4 state and local government data collection also opened October 31 and is also due December 5, 2023. The EEO-4 is a mandatory data collection for all state and local governments with 100 or more employees to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, job category, and salary band every two years.

If you have any questions about whether your company or organization must file an EEO report, or questions about what to include on your EEO report, please contact your DWT employment attorney for assistance.