We knew it was coming, but on Monday of this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the opening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection process. The report is a mandatory annual data collection effort that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit specific demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. The EEO-1 report obligations were curtailed by the Trump administration during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Biden administration has re-established the prior reporting mandates. Covered employers will need to open an EEOC account and submit the requisite information either on-line (which officially opened this week on April 26) or via a file upload, which will not be available until May 26 of this year. Regardless of which method is chosen, covered employers are required to file the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data by Monday, July 19, 2021. More information on the EEO-1 report and its requirements can be found here.