EEOC Extends EEO-1 Filing Deadline

All employers with 100 or more employees, affiliated companies who collectively employ 100 or more employees, and government contractors with 50 or more employees are required to file EEO-1 reports annually with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or, in the case of government contractors, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  The report requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category.  These reports are usually due by March 31st of the next calendar year.  For 2017, however, the filing deadline has been extended to June 1, 2018.  The extension may be the result of delays caused by manual processing related to certain company activities, such as mergers and acquisitions, which has delayed use of the EEOC online reporting system.

Both the EEOC and OFCCP have used EEO-1 data since 1966.  According to the EEOC, the EEO-1 Report is used by the agencies to collect data from private employers and government contractors about their women and minority workforce.  The agencies also use the EEO-1 Report data to support civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minorities within companies, industries or regions.

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