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EEO-1 Portal Open through May 31

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week opened its EEO-1 online portal to receive 2018 EEO-1 Component 1 data during a filing period that runs through May 31, 2019. Instructions for filing are available on the EEOC website.
 
What Does this Mean for Employers?
 
While the 2018 Survey was the subject of litigation challenging its broadened scope, a federal court ruled that it wants the EEOC to move rapidly to institute the expanded recordkeeping requirements contained in the Revised EEO-1.
 
The only remaining question is whether the reporting obligations will apply to this filing cycle (2018) or the next. The EEOC has until April 3 to decide. Employers subject to the EEO-1 form should begin to gather the necessary data to be ready just in case. 
 
Who has to file the EEO-1 form?
 
The EEO-1 Form is a report filed with the EEOC, as mandated by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967, requiring employers to disclose the racial/ethnic and gender composition of their work force by specific job categories.
 
Employers located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia that have at least 100 employees are required to file an EEO-1 survey annually with the EEOC. Federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contracts must file as well.
 
EEOC has not defined how the 50 or 100 employees are to be counted, but if an employer has met that threshold at some point during the year, and especially during the fourth quarter, it makes sense to file or to speak with an attorney.
 
First-time filers can find a simple registration form online. When registration is completed, the EEOC will issue a company number to the employer, and filers will be able to log into the system. 

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