What is the EEO-1 Report?
The Employer Information Report (EEO-1 Report) is a federally mandated survey that must be completed by certain companies. The report provides data on the race/ethnicity, gender, and job category of employees and is used by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to support civil rights enforcement and analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minorities in the workforce. All employment data derived from the EEO-1 surveys is kept confidential, as required by federal law.
Who is Required to File the EEO-1 Report?
All companies that meet the following criteria are required to file the EEO-1 report annually:
- Subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with 100 or more employees; or
- Subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or
- Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246,as amended, with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.
When is the Filing Deadline?
The EEO-1 report must be submitted and certified by 9/30 annually.
Employers should determine whether they are required to complete the EEO-1 Report. The 2016 survey is currently open and can be accessed here.
For more information, please visit the EEOC FAQ page.
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