It’s time to file your annual EEO-1 survey with the EEOC. If you received a letter in July indicating that you must file an EEO-1 report, you have until Sept. 30 to do so.
The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and regulations. The survey requires most large companies and almost all federal contractors to categorize their employment data race and ethnicity, gender and job category.
Both the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have used EEO-1 data since 1966. The EEOC uses EEO-1 data to support civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minority workers within companies, industries or regions. The OFCCP uses EEO-1 data to select for compliance reviews facilities where the likelihood of systematic discrimination is the greatest.
Employers must file annual EEO-1 reports if they meet these criteria:
- Companies subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with 100 or more employees
- Those subject to Title VII 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
- Federal government prime contractors or subcontractors with 50 or more employees and contracts amounting to $50,000 or more.
The EEOC “strongly prefers” employers to submit EEO-1 data electronically, via an online form. You may, however, mail a paper version. Follow the instructions in your letter from the EEOC.
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