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The 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Filing Period Opens on October 31, 2023

By Debra Milstein Gardner - Sep 8, 2023 1:14:04 PM - 3 MINS READ

EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet is now available; filing period ends December 5, 2023.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the 2022 EEO-1 filing period will open on October 31, 2023 and end on December 5, 2023. The Filer Support Message Center, also called the filer help desk, will open on October 31 to assist with questions regarding the 2022 data collection. The 2022 redesigned EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet is now available. The EEOC expects to post the updated 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data File Upload Specifications on September 13, 2023.   

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extended approval of the EEO-1 form for only one year even though the EEOC requested a three-year approval. For the 2022 filing, multi-establishment filers are no longer required to file a separate report based on the size of an individual non-headquarters establishment. Employers must provide demographic data for all facilities, regardless of size.   

All employers with 100 or more employees working in the U.S. as well as federal contractors with at least 50 U.S. employees, are required to submit an EEO-1 report annually with the EEOC. The EEO-1 Component 1 report includes demographic data of employees, including race/ethnicity, and sex by EEO job categories.





The 2022 EEO-1 filing schedule is a departure from previous years filing deadlines in May or June. Another change from previous years is the streamlined EEO-1 filing. Even though there are no financial penalties for failing to file an EEO-1 report, the EEOC can obtain a U.S. District Court order to compel a company to file. According to the EEOC, the data collected from the EEO-1 reports is used to support enforcement actions, initiate research on employment patterns, and encourage self-assessment by employers.

Employers can obtain updates on the EEOC 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection webpage. OutSolve will also provide important updates as they become available. Companies interested in support  to file  their 2022 EEO-1 reports can reach out to us at 888.414.2410 or at info@outsolve.com.


Debra Milstein Gardner

Debra Milstein Gardner has worked in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) space for the past 43 years while working in the public and private sectors in various human resources compliance roles. She began her career working for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and then went to the Marriott Corporation for nine years working in EEO, Affirmative Action and field human resource roles. In 1990, Debra founded Workplace Dynamics LLC providing EEO, AA, and DEI consulting services to government contractors. In 2016, Debra sold the affirmative action portion of Workplace Dynamics to OutSolve LLC and works part-time as a Market Analyst. Debra is a sports fanatic, routing for the Baltimore Ravens and all Virginia Tech Hokie teams. She loves to hike and boat in her mountain and lake community of Lake Lure, NC.

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