EEO-1 Reporting Requirement

The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is a compliance survey report, mandated by federal law, which requires data about employees’ race, ethnicity, sex, work hours, pay, and job category. Large employers and federal contractors generally must file the EEO-1 Report annually with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Who Must File

The EEO-1 Report generally must be filed by:

  • Private employers with 100 or more employees;
  • Private employers with fewer than 100 employees if owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; and
  • Federal contractors (private employers) subject to Executive Order 11246 who have 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.

Required Information in the EEO-1 Report

In general, employers (including contractors/subcontractors) subject to the EEO-1 reporting requirement must submit company employment data about employees’ race, ethnicity, and sex (“Component 1”), as well as data on employees’ W-2 earnings and hours worked (“Component 2”), by job category.

When to File

The deadline for submitting the 2018 EEO-1 Report is May 31, 2019.

Special Update: As a result of court rulings in National Women’s Law Center v. OMB, employers must submit Component 2 data for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years by September 30, 2019. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the data from employers in mid-July 2019 and will notify filers of the precise date the survey will open as soon as it is available.

How to File

The preferred and most efficient method of submitting EEO-1 data is through the EEO-1 Online Filing System or as an electronically transmitted data file. A sample EEO-1 Report is available in PDF format. Paper EEO-1 forms will only be generated by EEOC upon request and only under extreme circumstances where Internet access is not available.

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