The EEO-1 survey is now open and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sent out notification letters to employers who filed last year. The 2017 filing deadline is March 31, 2018, and will continue to be March 31 of each subsequent year.
The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report. The EEO-1 report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender, and job categories, however, it does not include wages and hours worked because the pay data reporting requirements were halted last year.
Employment data should be taken from the "workforce snapshot period" which represents any pay period between October 1 and December 31, 2017, that the employer chooses.
With the 2017 EEO-1 filing, a new EEO-1 Survey Application will be used, promising a more "user friendly" experience. The EEOC reminds employers save a PDF copy for your company’s records and to avoid these ten common filing mistakes:
- Not providing necessary notice to the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee that the filing company experienced a merger, acquisition, or spinoff.
- Spinoff companies registering on their own (the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee should handle company spinoffs).
- Including a closed establishment while filing.
- Not creating a separate report for each establishment, and reporting all establishment employees in the Headquarter report.
- Excluding the Type 6 report numbers from the consolidated report. Type 6 records do not automatically populate the consolidated report.
- Invalid or missing NAICS codes.
- Using invalid payroll period dates. Valid months are October, November, or December of the current survey year only.
- Using the same company number for different establishments (each location should have its own establishment number).
- Not including unit numbers on Type 8 reports.
- Mistaking prior year totals for current year totals and forgetting to file current year EEO-1 reports.
The EEO-1 survey webpage contains an updated User’s Guide, FAQs, and a How-To Guide for additional information.
If employers finds themselves running out of time or resources to complete this required reporting, MRA can help. No matter where you are in the process, contact MRA to help you check this off your to-do list.
Source: EEOC.gov, Lynell Meeth, Director, Member Content, MRA – The Management Association