Overview: The EEOC requires employers with 100 or more employees to comply with the EEOC's annual reporting requirements.
Most employers are covered and required to report even though there are some exemptions, i.e., state and local governments, school systems etc. Employers with 100 or more employees must annually submit an EEO-1 Report.
The EEO-1 Report requires that employers provide information about the gender and ethnic breakdown of the workforce as it pertains to numerous job categories as well as the employer's location and business purpose.
The EEOC provides documentation on its website to assist employers in classifying their workforce.
Employers should be aware that the 2018 EEO-1 Report is due to be filed with the EEOC by March 31, 2019. The due date for the 2017 EEO-1 Report was March 31, 2018, but the EEOC extended it until June 1, 2018. In previous years since its inception, the EEO-1 Report was due on or before September 30.
Author: Beth P. Zoller, JD, Legal Editor
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also is postponing the opening for EEO-1 submissions until "early March 2019."
Updated to reflect the extension of the filing deadline for the 2018 EEO-1 Report.
The EEOC changed the filing deadline posted on its website to give employers additional time for filing their 2017 EEO-1 report.
The EEOC has told employers not to report their employees' pay data when filing their 2017 EEO-1 report. However, employers should continue to report the same data about the ethnicity, race and sex of workers by job category as they filed in previous years.
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HR guidance on filing an EEO-1 Report with the EEOC and fulfilling annual obligations to report to the EEOC.