Covered employers must complete the EEO-1 Survey
Overview of the EEO-1 Report
The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and regulations. The survey requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. Both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have used EEO-1 data since 1966. The EEO-1 Report is used by the agencies to collect data from private employers and government contractors about their women and minority workforce. The agencies also use the EEO-1 Report data to support civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns, such as the representation of women and minorities within companies, industries or regions. Reports must be submitted and certified by September 30, 2016 at the latest.
Who Must File?
All companies that meet the following criteria are required to file the EEO-1 report annually:
Subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with 100 or more employees; or Subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or
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.
Do I need to file if my company has fewer than 50 employees but does have a federal government contract worth $50,000 or more?
No, your company must meet both requirements of 50 employees and the government contract worth $50,000 or more.
How to File
The report should be filled out using the EEOC’s web-based filing system at www.eeoc.gov/eeo1survey. If you have completed the report in previous years, you will have a log-in ID and password that must be used to log into your Company’s database. All covered employers should have received EEO-1 filing materials in August.
Penalties for Non-Compliance
A covered employer’s failure to file an EEO-1 Report may result in a court order mandating that the form be completed. A federal contractor or subcontractor could have its contract terminated as well as be debarred from future federal contracts. An employer that knowingly reports false information may be fined or imprisoned.