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EEO-1 Reporting Deadlines Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Labor & Employment Publications

Last Friday, February 1, 2019, the EEOC issued a press release extending the deadline for employers to complete the submission of their 2018 EEO-1 reports until May 31, 2019. EEO-1 surveys are required annually of 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 or subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more. The survey requires employers to report employment data by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category.

Typically, these reports are due in March of each year. However, “[d]ue to the partial lapse in appropriations” resulting from the government shut down, the EEO-1 survey and reporting portal will not be open to employers until “early March 2019.” The EEOC advises employers to visit the EEO-1 website (accessible here) in the coming weeks for additional scheduling updates.