EEO-1 Report Deadline Delayed until May 31, 2019

February 5, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that the deadline for the mandatory filing of EEO-1 Reports has delayed to May 31, 2019.

The EEO-1 Reports are required annually from all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract or subcontract or purchase order of $50,000 or more. The EEO-1 Report lists the number of employees by job category, sex, and ethnicity/race.

The EEOC had closed its electronic portal used to submit the information because of the recent government shutdown. The Agency said it will reopen its electronic portal in early March 2019.

Although there is no guarantee that the federal government will remain open after February 15 without some sort of budget compromise, employers should assume that the May 31 deadline will remain in place and prepare their EEO-1 Reports accordingly.

It is recommended that companies that need to update their company contact information, should send an email now to E1.Techassistance@eeoc.gov. Further, companies that have undergone mergers or acquisitions between January 2018 and December 31, 2018, should email E1.Acquisitionsmergers@eeoc.gov, while spinoff related emails should be directed to E1.Spinoffs@eeoc.gov.

ILMA will continue to monitor developments with the EEO-1 Reports.