2017 EEO-1 Survey Deadline Extended to June 1

April 30, 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the deadline for filing the 2017 EEO-1 Report has been extended from March 31, 2018, to June 1, 2018. Federal regulations require that all employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract or subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more, file the EEO-1 Report annually.

Covered employers are required to provide workforce profiles by race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The employment data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report should be collected using a payroll period in October, November, or December 2017, the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017. This payroll period is the 2017 "workforce snapshot period."

The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 Report is the web-based online filing system. Data is transferred over the Internet using encryption, assuring employer privacy. Paper EEO-1 forms may only be generated upon approval, and only under extreme circumstances where Internet access is not available.

Returning filers should note that for security reasons, passwords have been reset since the 2016 filing period. Filers should enter their company number contained in the annual Notification Letter and their company’s EEO-1 contact's email address to obtain their password from the login screen.

Compensation data not required. The pay data collection requirement added to the EEO-1 Report near the end of the Obama Administration was stayed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 29, 2017. When it issued the stay, the OMB informed the EEOC that it would review the effectiveness of the pay data collection component.