EEO-1's Are Due. Is Yours Ready?


Employers of 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract of $50,000 or more must do something they have not done for more than 13 months—file their EEO-1 report by March 31, 2018. The EEO-1 Survey filing period is open. If you are wondering what exactly needs to be filed because the report was subject to much revision by the Obama EEOC and then the Trump EEOC canceled those changes, keep reading.

Although the Obama EEOC changed the EEO-1 report so covered employers and covered contractors would have to report on employees' hours worked and to classify employees' pay into 12 pay bands, the Trump EEOC put on hold and then cancelled those requirements. In terms of what employers must file on the report, nothing has changed since the last filing on or about September 30, 2016. Covered filers must report on the number of employees in each EEO-1 category by race and sex. So pull out your last filing or access it online to run updated reports for the filing. Read the EEOC's FAQ, if you have questions. Make certain you have no new companies or locations and if you do, add those to your filing. Federal contractors should take some time to confirm the accuracy of the structure of their EEO-1 filings and their affirmative action plans, especially if there were any corporate structure changes or closings since the last filing. 

If you have any questions on the EEO-1, please contact Pamela Ploor at 414-277-5661/, Adrianne Mazura at 312-715-5213/, Will Walden at 312-715-5111/, or your Quarles & Brady attorney.

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