The Employer Information Report EEO-1, also known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC’s”) EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee by September 30, 2011. Only certain private employers with 100 or more employees or employers who are owned or affiliated with an enterprise that employs a total of 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO-1 Report. Certain federal contractors also must file the report by the deadline. The EEOC’s preferred method for completing the EEO-1 reports is the web-based filing system. All companies should have received EEO-1 filing materials by mail in August 2011.

The EEOC uses EEO-1 data for civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of female and minority workers within companies, industries or regions. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) uses EEO-1 data to determine which company establishments to select for compliance reviews. The OFCCP’s uses statistical assessment of EEO-1 data to select facilities where the likelihood of systematic discrimination is the greatest.

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