2018 EEO-1 Filing Process Likely to Be Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

January 22, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of the federal agencies affected by the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. In addition to investigating and processing charges of discrimination, the EEOC also administers the annual EEO-1 filing process through the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee. Based on calls to the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee helpline, it seems the EEOC had planned to open the 2018 EEO-1 filing website during the second or third week of January 2019, with a planned filing deadline of March 31, 2019. More recent information suggests that the EEOC plans to open the EEO-1 filing website at the end of January 2019, but that is dependent on when the partial shutdown ends. At this point, it seems likely that the expected March 31, 2019, deadline for 2018 EEO-1 filings will be extended, providing affected private employers and government contractors/subcontractors more time to complete their 2018 EEO-1 filings.