By Jennifer Jacobus, PHR-CA, SHRM-CP, SDEA
So you may be asking yourself, “Is it already that time of year again?” or “Am I even required to file an EEO-1 Report?” The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Report Joint Reporting Committee annually for those employers who meet the requirements. The EEO-1 Report is the principle reporting form by which employers provide the federal government with a count of their workforce by ethnicity, race, and gender divided into job categories.
Who is required to complete the EEO-1 Report? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires that private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with a federal government contract of $50,000 or more and 50 or more employees complete the EEO-1 Report. The EEO-1 Report must be filed annually with the EEOC by September 30. If an employer needs an extension, he or she must submit an email to email@example.com before the September 30 deadline.
How do you acquire race/ethnic information necessary for the report either by visual surveys of the workforce or from post-employment records. An employer should not elicit race/ethnic identity information by direct inquiry from the employee. If an employer does not separate from the employee’s basic personnel file or other records available to those responsible for personnel decisions.
The preferred method of filing an EEO-1 Report is via the web-based filing system. The EEOC mailed notification letters regarding the EEO-1 Report to employers at the beginning of July, but for further guidance on how to file the report, please visit the EEOC website at www.eeoc.gov.