EEO-1 2018 Portal Opens for Component 1 Data Only

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s online portal for the 2018 EEO-1 survey opened on March 18 to receive Component 1 data on number of employees by race, ethnicity, gender and job category. This is the data which private employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees, have been required to report since 1966. Data must be submitted by May 31.

The survey will not collect Component 2 data, which includes pay data based on race, gender and ethnicity by pay bands within job categories. This additional reporting was required by a 2016 Obama administration initiative which was stayed in 2017 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement then sued the OMB to reinstate the revised reporting requirements; on March 4, 2019, a federal judge in the District of Columbia vacated the OMB’s stay. The judge has now given the EEOC an April 3 deadline to explain how it will implement her order and collect the data.

See the current EEOC statement regarding the 2018 portal, and stay tuned for updates.