The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will delay the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 (aka EEO-1 report) data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EEO surveys collect data from employers on diversity statistics. The EEOC said that employers can delay submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data until March 2021. That March 2021 date is subject to change. EEO-3 and EEO-5 data (covering local referral unions and public schools) is expected to be due in January 2021.

The EEOC is seeking approval to discontinue collecting Component 2 data: the much-debated compensation data.