The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has announced that it has extended the reporting deadline for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports until October 25, 2021. The EEO-1 is a mandatory annual report for private employers with 100 or more employees and requires submission detailing demographic work data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. Originally due annually in September, the required information was dramatically scaled back by President Trump and then in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019 and 2020 reporting deadlines were delayed until March, 2021. The Biden administration resurrected the broader scope of data compilation required but delayed the filing deadline again until this past Monday, August 23. Last week, EEOC again kicked that can down the road a bit further and covered employers now have another two-month reprieve almost to the end of October. Employers need to be aware however that these reports are still required and EEOC has made clear that this postponement to October is the final extension. Further, each company’s 2019 report must be reviewed and approved before the 2020 data can be filed, an extra step in the overall process.