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EEOC plans to open EEO data collections in 2021 after delay due to COVID-19 public health emergency | United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

WASHINGTON – After delaying the opening of component 1 of EEO-1 2019 and EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 data collections on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the collections will open in 2021.

The EEOC will open four data collections in 2021, including the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection as well as the 2020 EEO-3, 2021 EEO-4 and 2020 EEO-5 data collections. The opening of the collections is scheduled for the following months:

April 2021: EEO-1 2019 and 2020 component 1 data collection (private sector employers)

July 2021: 2020 EEO-5 data collection (primary / secondary public school districts)

August 2021: 2020 EEO-3 data collection (local reference unions)

October 2021: 2021 EEO-4 data collection (states / local governments)

EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) filers should start preparing to submit data in anticipation of these openings. The specific opening dates for collections, as well as new submission deadlines, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page at as well as on the new website dedicated to the agency’s EEO data collections at As in previous years, a notification letter will also be sent to eligible registrants.

EEO reports collect data from employers in different sectors of the workforce. The EEOC planned to open the following EEO data collections in 2020: 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 (Employer Information Report); the EEO-3 2020 (local report); and the 2020 EEO-5 (Elementary and Secondary Staff Information Report). Recognizing the impact of the public health emergency on workplaces across America and the challenges employers and employees faced, the EEOC has delayed collections until 2021 to allow EEO reporters to ” be in a better position to deliver accurate, valid and reliable data in a timely manner.

EEO reporters can visit for more information on updates on data collections. When the collections are open, resources to help applicants submit their nominations will be available online at The EEOC depositor support team will also be available to respond to depositor inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.

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