On February 10, 2020, a judge from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection is complete.

The court had previously ordered on April 25, 2019 that the EEOC “take all steps necessary to complete the EEO-1 Component 2 data collections for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.”  The order also stated that collections would not be considered complete until the percentage of EEO-1 reporters submitting Component 2 data equaled or exceeded the mean percentage of EEO-1 reporters that actually submitted EEO-1 reports in each of the previous four reporting years.  The EEOC stated that 88.8% of eligible filers had submitted Component 2 data for calendar year 2017 and 89.6% of eligible filers had submitted data for 2018 as of February 6, 2020.  Both parties agree that this collection satisfied the government’s obligations to complete EEO-1 Component 2 data collection for 2017 and 2018.

The EEOC stated that it plans to retain the collected Component 2 data in compliance with federal law governing records retention.  As a result, the court ordered that the EEOC is not required to provide advance notice to the plaintiff if it fails to retain the data.

This order closes EEO-1 Component 2 data collection and releases the government from any further obligations to provide status reports after the final report due on or before February 14, 2020.

Click here to view the complete order:  https://hudsonmann.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/EEOC-Component-2-February-2020-final-decision.pdf