On May 7th, the EEOC announced they are delaying the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data will now be due in March 2021, along with the 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data. The agency stated that it “recognizes the impact that the current public health emergency is having on workplaces across America and the challenges that both employers and employees alike are now facing.” The agency feels delaying the collections will help ensure that companies are “better positioned to provide accurate, valid and reliable data in a timely manner.” The EEOC will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available. If we normally file your company’s EEO-1 report, we will file your company’s 2019 EEO-1 along with the 2020 EEO-1 early next year.