Consulting Services • Published 3/05/2018 EEO-1 Deadline is Fast Approaching


Trent Davis   by Trent Davis, Staff Consultant, HR Consulting Services

On March 31st, all required employers must submit and certify their 2017 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

What does this mean to you?

You are required to submit the EEO-1 report annually if you:

  • are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as amended; and
  • have 100 or more employees; or
  • have fewer than 100 employees but are owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees.

Also, federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246 as amended with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more are required to file as well.

The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and regulations which excludes state and local governments, public primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations (i.e., excluded entities may be required to complete a different report). The survey requires company employment information for any pay period between October and December 2017 to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category.

What do you need to do?

If you are required to submit an EEO-1 report, then you should start compiling your employment information and begin the documentation process for filing by March 31st. The EEOC requires that EEO-1 reports be submitted using the EEO-1 Online Filing System, or as an electronically transmitted data file. Only in situations of undue hardship (e.g., internet access not available) will the EEOC allow paper forms.

For more information, instructions, or to submit your EEO-1 Report, visit

If you have any questions about the upcoming EEO-1 deadline or the process for filing your report, please contact us. 

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