EEO-1 Reports Must Be Filed by March 31

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed mailing notification letters for the 2017 EEO-1 survey.

EEO-1 Survey

Federal law requires all private employers with 100 or more employees to file the federal EEO-1 report annually. In addition, all federal government contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more must file EEO-1 reports.

The survey requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. This year, the filing deadline for the EEO-1 Report is March 31, 2018.

The EEOC has an EEO-1 survey website, eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm, that contains EEO-1 reference documents, including the sample form, instructions, Q&As, fact sheet and EEO-1 Job Classification Guide. The website also discusses important changes for the 2017 EEO-1 survey.

In addition, the website now contains a new users guide and a new how-to guide.

Pay Data

In 2016, the EEOC approved an EEO-1 Report that would have required large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s. Pay data would also need to be broken down by race, ethnicity and sex. In August 2017, however, the requirement to provide pay data was stayed indefinitely.

The announcement that the rule was halted was a break for employers. Many in the business community raised concerns about this reporting requirement. During the rulemaking period, the California Chamber of Commerce submitted comments voicing several concerns about the proposed pay data reporting requirement. Pay data is not required for the 2017 EEO-1 Report.

Contact the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee at 1-877-392-4647 (toll-free) or via email at e1.techassistance@eeoc.gov if your business:

• Meets the criteria above but did not receive a 2017 EEO-1 notification letter by January 29, 2018;

• Filed an EEO-1 report in 2016 but did not receive the 2017 EEO-1 notification letter; or

• Has any questions about the EEO-1 survey.

More Information

CalChamber members can read more about EEO Reporting Requirements in the HR Library on HRCalifornia.

Staff Contact: Gail Cecchettini Whaley

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Gail Cecchettini Whaley, senior employment law counsel, joined the CalChamber in June 2011 with nearly 20 years of practice in employment law. Since joining the CalChamber staff, Whaley has been chief author of the popular HRWatchdog blog and HRCalifornia Extra e-newsletter. She is a contributor and editor for CalChamber’s various human resources compliance products, including the HRCalifornia website, and serves as a content expert. She earned a B.A. with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.