Employers Must Provide Workforce Data to EEOC by Mar. 31

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed its mailing of the 2017 EEO-1 survey notification letters, according to a Jan. 24 press release issued by the agency. 

The annual survey 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 EEO-1 report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories. The annual filing deadline is March 31, 2018. Learn more on the EEOC’s EEO-1 survey website.

The press release instructs employers who meet the criteria listed above, or employers that filed the EEO-1 report in 2016 and have not received the 2017 EEO-1 notification letter by Jan. 29, 2018, to immediately contact the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee at (877) 392-4647 or by emailing [email protected].  

On Aug. 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 report that were revised on Sept. 29, 2016, under the Obama administration. As a result, affected employers are not required to provide pay information on the 2017 EEO-1 form—meaning that the 2017 report is identical to the 2016 version.

For more information, visit the EEOC’s website.