Deadline Extended for EEO-1 Filing from March to May 31st, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Reports for 2018. The reports are now due by May 31st, 2019.

What is the EEO-1 Report?

The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that collects workforce data from employers. The data is categorized by race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The EEOC uses this information to enforce federal prohibitions against employment discrimination and discriminatory pay practices.

The EEO-1 Report is an annual survey required under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act. Under the law, employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors must use the EEO-1 Online Filing System to submit employment data by March 31st every year. The EEOC extended the 2019 deadline due to the federal government shutdown which has delayed the online system’s opening for 2018 reports. The EEOC expects the system to become available for 2018 submissions in early March 2019.

What’s Next?

Employers should monitor the EEO-1 website for more information about the EEO-1 filing requirements and about when the filing system will be open for 2018 reports. In the meantime, employers filing EEO-1 reports for the first time should register to receive a company login, password, and further instructions from the EEOC.

If the preparation of filing of an EEO-1 report would create undue hardship, an employer may send a written request for exemption or for special reporting procedures to the EEOC. Employers may also obtain a one-time, 30-day extension of the EEO-1 filing deadline by emailing a request to the EEOC.

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