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Portal Opening for 2019 EEO-1 Survey Delayed

by | January 27, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released an update regarding the portal for the 2019 EEO-1 survey. According to the announcement,

The EEOC is currently in the process of seeking approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to collect the EEO-1 survey for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  The EEOC is seeking to collect Component 1 of the survey and to discontinue the collection of Component 2 pay data…The opening of the collection will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page and sending a notification letter to eligible EEO-1 filers.

Traditionally, employers were required to file their EEO-1 reports in the third quarter of each calendar year.  However, starting in 2018, employers have been required to file their reports in the first quarter of the calendar year.  The report covers a fourth quarter payroll from the previous year.  For example, the 2018 EEO-1 report, filed in the first quarter of 2019, covered a payroll from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Employers with more than 100 employees (and federal contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees) must complete the EEO-1 survey. While EEOC annually establishes a deadline for filing the EEO-1 report, it is not unusual for the deadline to be pushed back because of various factors affecting EEOC’s ability to collect the requisite information.

Until EEOC announces otherwise, employers required to complete the EEO-1 survey should be prepared to do so by March 31st.

Keep checking our blog for updates regarding the 2019 EEO-1 survey.

Tags: EEO-1, EEOC, OMB