24 January 2019

EEO-1 Filing Deadline To Be Delayed?

Filing the annual Employer Information Report (EEO-1) is mandatory for all employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees, and for federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees.


The EEO-1 Report provides the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with information about the size, location, industry, and race, gender and occupation demographics of an employer’s workforce.  It also is used by the Department of Labor in selecting federal contractors for compliance audits.

The deadline for filing the 2018 EEO-1 Report is March 31, 2019.  This is a change from previous years when the deadline was September 30 (the deadline for the 2017 report was initially September 30, 2017, delayed to March 31, 2018, then pushed out again until June 1, 2018).

It appears that the EEOC had planned to open the 2018 EEO-1 filing website during the second or third week of January 2019.  However, the EEOC has been closed due to the federal government shutdown.  This means that the opening date for the filing website remains unknown.  Given this, it seems likely that the filing deadline for the 2018 EEO-1 report may be extended beyond March 31.

Despite the potential delay, we recommend that you start pulling data to complete the report.  The 2018 EEO-1 Report is based on a payroll “snapshot” of the workforce taken any date between October 1 and December 31, 2018.

Please contact Gary Chamberlin or Kelley Stoppels if you have questions about this or any other EEO-1 Report or OFCCP issue.