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Reminders for Filing Your EEOC Annual Report

Reminders for Filing Your EEOC Annual Report

Each year, employers with more than 100 employees must submit an Employer Information Report (also known as the EEO-1 Report) to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Mandated by federal statutes and regulations, the EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey that collects company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. With the May 31, 2019 deadline to submit the 2018 EEO-1 report approaching, here are some reminders that could help you file your survey accurately and on-time.

Is EEO-1 Reporting Mandatory?

EEO-1 reporting is not voluntary. Employers who meet the reporting threshold are legally obligated to provide their workforce data. The collected gender, race/ethnicity, and job grouping data is used for enforcement, research, and employer self-assessment. While confidential, the information is shared with authorized federal agencies and is available to the public via aggregated data.

EEO-1 Report Filing Requirements

Companies subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are required to file the EEO-1 report annually if they meet the following criteria:

  • They have 100 or more employees
  • They have fewer than 100 employees but are owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees
  • They are Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.

EEO-1 Report Filing Deadline

The EEOC officially opened the 2018 EEO-1 survey on March 18, 2019. The online filing application is the preferred method for filing the EEO-1 Report. Reports are required to be filed with the EEOC Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics’ Employer Data Team and certified by Friday, May 31, 2019.

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