After significant delay, the day is finally here! The 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection opened today, Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

The EEOC urges filing employers to begin the filing process as soon as possible to meet the Tuesday, December 5, 2023, deadline. The EEOC advises filers to consult the new 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet, prepared by the EEOC’s Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA), to better understand their reporting requirements and changes to the filing process.

Notably, some of the changes include:

  • Federal contractors will now have to answer a series of questions regarding their federal contracts. Contractors may also need to include their Unique Entity Identification Number(s), which replaced the DUNS number, on their filings. The EEOC has published some FAQs related to UEIs and EEO-1 filings here.
  • Filers must use their updated 2022 NAICS codes, which can be retrieved here.
  • Employers must file establishment reports for all establishments, regardless of establishment size.
  • Any filer who went through a merger, acquisition, or spinoff since their last EEO-1 report filing must use the specific module on the Online Filing System to report these changes following the instructions provided in the instruction booklet and the acquisition, spinoff, or merger factsheet.

EEOC has also release two additional volumes of FAQs (Volumes 2 and 3) to correspond with the opening of the collection.

Stay tuned for additional thoughts and insights as we guide employers through the filing process.

Bridget Golden, law graduate, also contributed to this post.