Alert: EEO Reporting Deadline Remains March 31

EEO Reporting Deadline

After years of requiring employers to submit the EEO-1 report by September 30, last year, the filing deadline was changed to March 31, 2018, for the 2017 survey. And, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the deadline for the EEO-1 report will continue to be March 31 annually, meaning the 2018 filing will be due March 31, 2019.

What’s Required

The mandatory filing requires company employment data about race/ethnicity, gender and job category.  Employment data must be pulled from one “snapshot” pay period in October, November or December of the current survey year.

Who Must File?

The report must be filed by:

  • Companies with 100 or more employees
  • Those with fewer than 100 employees if they’re owned or corporately affiliated with another company and the total enterprise employs 100 or more employees
  • Federal contractors with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more

Both full and part-time employees are included in the reporting.

First-Time EEO Filers

Most employers required to file an EEO-1 receive an annual notification letter and filing instructions. If your company must file for the first time, you need to register the company online at After submitting the registration form, you’ll receive your company number and password.

For more information, read the EEO-1 FAQ here.

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