The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to collect the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data. EEOC is on track to open the web-based portal on July 15, 2019 for submission of Component 2 data. (Reports are due by September 30, 2019.) To assist those required to file, the EEOC and NORC released a sample form and some help documents on the website July 1.
If you visit the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System home page, you’ll find links to access the help materials. (The LOGIN to File link is also located on this page.) Clicking on More Info will navigate to a page with multiple links to the posted documents which include the following:
On the home page you will also find a link to Frequently Asked Questions. For additional information, you can call the Help Desk or submit your questions via email. System login information will be sent to employers via USPS letter and email on July 15, 2019.
Sage announcement of support
Sage issued an update on July 9, 2019 stating its goal to ensure their customers will be able to file their EEO-1 Component 2 on time. Once the EEOC releases final specifications for the e-filing criteria, Sage will review them and begin working on the coding aspects. You can read the entire update on the Sage City site. Here are some highlights.
Sage HRMS and Sage Abra Suite payroll customers
If you’re either a Sage HRMS or Sage Abra payroll customer, payroll data will be available for Sage to prepare the report that meets electronic filing requirements.
Sage customers with only Human Resources implemented
If you have only Human Resources implemented, Sage plans to provide a template to import the payroll data (as required by the specifications). Sage says that you might want to contact your payroll provider to ensure the data required for the EEO-1 Component 2 report can be extracted from the payroll product for 2017 and 2018. Also, you should inform your payroll provider that Sage will provide a template for the import of the payroll data, meeting the government final efiling requirements.
Who must file
Not every employer is required to report Component 2 compensation data. See the list below for details:
Required to submit Component 2 compensation data for 2017
Employers, including federal contractors, who have 100 or more employees during the 2017 workforce snapshot period1
Required to submit Component 2 compensation data for 2018
Employers, including federal contractors, who have 100 or more employees during the 2018 workforce snapshot period1
Not required to submit Component 2 compensation data
Federal contractors with 50-99 employees
Not required to file either EEO-1 Component 1 data or Component 2 data
Federal contractors with 1-49 employees and private employers with 1-99 employees
(This information is also available on the EEOC FAQ page.)
The “workforce snapshot period” is an employer-selected pay period between October 1 and December 31 of the reporting year. (From FAQ)
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Mary van Balen is based out of Columbus, Ohio and is a writer for Delphia Consulting. Mary contributes to the Delphia blog on Human Resources issues and Delphia Consulting and Sage product related updates.