February 5, 2019

2018 EEO-1 Report Filing Deadline Extended

Due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)-1 survey has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended to May 31, 2019. Details and instructions for the EEO-1 Report filers will be forthcoming from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees (lower thresholds apply to federal contractors). Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data; it is not voluntary. The data is collected using the EEO-1 report and is used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. The report collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by some type of job grouping.

It is important that care is given to the proper preparation of this form as the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs use this information to determine in making audit decisions. Inaccurate information could also lead to penalties or criminal charges.