The notable change to the filing templates is the addition of a “Submission Upload ID” that employers will obtain through a new registration process. Employers must use these new templates, as the 2020 filing template will not meet the upload specifications.
Additionally, the process for filing will be different from the 2020 reporting year. Employers will need to register and log in to a portal before submitting their reports. The general steps and an updated user guide can both be found on the portal page.
Although the EEOC will be delaying their EEO-1 data collection, the California DFEH has not indicated any planned delays, nor do we think employers should expect them. The reporting registration page appears ready for employers. The filing deadline will continue to be March 31, 2022.
Author: Amanda Bowman