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EEO-1 survey deadline delayed

Now due May 31

Posted February 6, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has delayed the due date of the annual EEO-1 survey. These reports are usually due in March; however, due to the partial government shutdown because of the lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019, and the deadline to submit EEO-1 data is extended until May 31, 2019.

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub­contract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

The filing of the EEO-1 report is required by federal law per Section 709(c), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and §1602.7-§1602.14, Title 29, Chapter XIV of the Federal Code of Regulations.

Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening, will be forthcoming. Affected employers should refer to the EEO-1 website in the coming weeks for updates on the new schedule.

This delay could also be extended, particularly since it was delayed last year due to public requests. For now, however, employers should prepare for the May 31 deadline.

This article was written by Darlene M. Clabault, SHRM-CP, PHR, CLMS, of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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