2017 EEO-1 Survey Filing Period Now Open, Deadline is March 31

January 29, 2018

The 2017 Employer Information Report EEO-1, commonly known as the EEO-1 Report, is now open and the filing deadline is March 31, 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 with the Joint Reporting Committee.

The Joint Reporting Committed has sent all EEO-1 filers (those who filed EEO-1 data in the last survey cycle) their annual Notification Letter indicating that the 2017 EEO-1 Survey is open with filing instructions; filers should receive their company's 2017 annual Notification Letter by mail no later than January 29.

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 from the Joint Reporting Committee 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. A 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it would review the effectiveness of the pay data collection component.