On Feb. 26, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the portal for private sector employers to submit equal employment opportunity workforce data (EEO-1 Reports) from 2023 will open on April 30, 2024, and that the deadline to file is June 4, 2024.

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), certain employers must usually submit an EEO-1 Report by March 31 each year. This data collection has been delayed in the past several years due to COVID-19 and various other factors.

EEO-1 Reporting Background

The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that requires certain employers to submit workforce data categorized by race or ethnicity, gender and job categories. The EEOC uses the collected data for several purposes, including enforcing Title VII’s prohibitions against employment discrimination and researching employment patterns.

Employers Subject to EEO-1 Reporting

The following entities are subject to EEO-1 reporting:

  • Private employers that have 100 or more employees (with limited exceptions for schools and other organizations);
  • Private employers with between 15 and 99 employees, if they are part of a group of employers that legally constitutes a single enterprise that employs a total of 100 or more employees; and
  • Federal contractors that have 50 or more employees; are either prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors; and have a contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more.

Employers filing EEO-1 Reports for the first time must register to log in and receive a password and further instructions for filing from the EEOC. Although the EEOC sends notification letters to employers it knows to be subject to EEO-1 requirements, all covered employers are responsible for obtaining and submitting the necessary information prior to the appropriate deadline.

An employer that fails or refuses to file an EEO-1 Report as required may be compelled to do so by a federal District Court.

Employer Action Items

Employers subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements should begin gathering 2023 EEO-1 data and making plans to ensure they will be ready to complete their reports by June 4, 2024. Covered employers should also review and monitor the EEOC home page and website dedicated to EEO data collection for additional information.

For a copy of this notice, click here: EEOC Announces EEO-1 Portal for 2023 Workforce Data Will Open April 30

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