EEO-1: Component 2 Data

The EEOC has announced the opening of the EEO-1 Component 2 data portal for 2017 and 2018. Employers will need to provide the appropriate data by September 30, 2019. For the reporting due, data from the fourth quarter of 2018 should be used for the 2018 reporting. Data for 2017 is included on this due date since the reporting had been stayed by a federal court prior to its due date in 2017. That stay has since been lifted. Subsequently, employers that were subject to the 2017 reporting will use data from the fourth quarter of 2017.

Component 2 data is more detailed than the EEO-1 Component 1 data. To obtain Component 2 data, employers need to look at the total annual hours worked, as defined under FLSA, for all employees that were employed during the payroll snapshot period that is being reported on. Employers will also need to capture the W-2, Box 1 data for those same individuals. From there, employers will need to report the total number of employees by race/ethnicity within certain pay bands as well as the total number of hours worked by those employees.

One key difference between Component 1 data and Component 2 data is that employers may, but are not required to, use the same snapshot period for Component 2 reporting as they did for Component 1 reporting.

Next Steps

Employers who need to complete the EEO-1 reporting should begin gathering the required data. This will involve collecting historical data from, in some cases, multiple payroll and/or HRIS systems. From there, employers should begin completing and filing the appropriate forms.

The EEOC has provided some useful tools for employers:

  • Sample form - assists employers in better understanding the formatting and how the data will be reported
  • FAQs - details what should be included when determining wages and hours worked
  • Complete list of materials and information - includes upload file specifications and a user guide for the online filing system

Need More Help?

Please contact your Assurance representative with any questions.

Information contained herein is not intended to constitute tax or legal advice and should not be used for purposes of evading or avoiding otherwise applicable regulatory responsibilities as issued by the federal or state government(s) and/or taxes owed under the Internal Revenue Code. You are encouraged to seek advice from your legal or tax advisor based on your circumstances.