EEOC opens EEO-1 Survey for 2016

Employers must file report by September 30

Posted August 3, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it has completed its mailing of the 2016 EEO-1 Survey notification letters. 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 contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

The annual filing deadline is September 30. The filing of the EEO-1 report is not voluntary and is required by federal law, 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.

The EEO-1 report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories, and is used by researchers, private attorneys, human resource staff, etc. in developing affirmative action plans, and in the Commission's enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Employers who meet the criteria listed above, or employers that filed the EEO-1 report in 2015 and have not received the 2016 EEO-1 notification letter by August 15, 2016, should contact the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee at (877) 392-4647 (toll-free) or e-mail

Deidre M. Flippen, director of the office of research, information and planning, announced new enhancements for uploading EEO-1 data files.

“Companies will now be able to test and upload their data files without needing to email data files or wait for confirmation,” Flippen said. “This new method of submitting data files will save time and provide companies with immediate notification of any errors requiring corrections. This should go a long way toward helping employers to meet the September 30 deadline.”

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