The EEOC has announced that the long-delayed 2022 EEO-1 reporting period will finally open on October 31, 2023. The deadline for filing will be December 5, 2023.
All employers with 100 or more U.S. employees and federal contractors with at least 50 U.S. employees must submit an EEO-1 report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. The EEO-1 report provides the EEOC with data about the size, location, race or ethnicity, and gender demographics of an employer’s workforce. The 2022 report must be based on a workforce payroll snapshot taken between October 1 and December 31, 2022.
The EEOC has stated that all 2022 EEO-1 data collection updates, including an updated Instruction Booklet and Data File Upload Specifications, will be posted to www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
As companies make all necessary programming changes this year to produce the file in the new format, they should be mindful that with the renewal of the EEO-1 form being applicable for one year only, there could be additional formatting changes within the next 1-2 years (for example, the agency will likely seek to revisit in some form or fashion its collection of data on employee compensation and hours worked).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) told the EEOC in the renewal that EEOC should work “closely with OMB to ensure that the collection is preparing to become fully compliant with upcoming revisions to OMB’s Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity and any associated OMB guidance.
The EEO-1 reporting deadline has become a moving target, so covered employers need to sharpen their data collection and be ready to upload.
The EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations require eligible employers to file Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 reports) annually through the EEOC’s dedicated website for EEO-1 Component 1 data collection.
The purpose of collecting the data is to support enforcement actions, facilitate research on employment patterns, and encourage self-assessment by employers, according to the EEOC. Some companies voluntarily go a step further and publicly release their demographic information to support their diversity efforts or improve accountability.
Why You Should Attend:
Covered employers need to be ready to file their EEO-1 reports by the deadline of December 5, 2023. If a covered employer fails to timely upload its data, the EEOC has the power to seek a court order to obtain compliance. For federal contractors or subcontractors, penalties for non-compliance could include the termination of their contracts and debarment from future contracts. Making willfully false statements on EEO-1 reports is a violation of federal law which is punishable by a fine or imprisonment under the law.
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