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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