The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released an updated deadline for employers to submit their demographic data. The EEO-1 Component 1 data collection for 2022 will start on Oct. 31, 2023 and the deadline for employers to file their EEO-1 reports is Dec. 5, 2023.

Who is responsible for completing the EEO-1?

All private employers that have at least 100 employees are required to file the EEO-1 form annually, that provides data on the racial, ethnic and gender composition of your workforce by specific job categories.


Federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contracts.

What is EEO-1?

The EEO-1 (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-1) is a reporting requirement in the United States that mandates certain employers to submit annual reports containing information about their workforce’s demographic composition. This requirement is administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency responsible for enforcing civil rights laws related to employment.

The primary purpose of the EEO-1 report is to collect data on the race, ethnicity, gender, and job categories of employees within an organization. This information helps the EEOC and other government agencies monitor and enforce compliance with equal employment opportunity laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It also allows organizations, government agencies, and researchers to analyze employment patterns and identify potential discrimination or disparities in the workplace.

The EEO-1 report is an important tool for promoting workplace diversity, equal employment opportunities, and fair employment practices in the United States. It helps track progress in achieving workforce diversity goals and addressing employment discrimination.

Now that you’ve determined if you are required to submit an EEO-1, get the instruction booklet here – Instruction Booklet


EEO-1 Data Collection | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

2022_EEO_1_Component_1_Instruction_Booklet.pdf (

Image: Pexels