The March 31, 2018 deadline for employers to file the federally mandated EEO-1 report is rapidly approaching. The EEO-1 is a compliance survey that requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) use the EEO-1 to collect and analyze information from private employers and government contractors about their female and minority workforces.

Generally, employers required to file include:

  • Private employers subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972) with 100 or more employees.
  • Prime or first-tier federal contractors with 50 or more employees that has one of the following: a contract, subcontract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more; serves as a depository of government funds; a financial institution that acts an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes.

Employers not required to file include:

  • State and local, primary and secondary school systems.
  • Institutions of higher education.
  • Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations.

Failure to timely file an EEO-1 can result in penalties and federal contractors can lose existing contracts and be precluded from obtaining future federal contracts.

Click here or more information and instructions on how to comply with EEO-1 reporting obligations.