Do you know if you are required to file? If so, have you gathered all the information you need? If you do not know what the EEO-1 is, or it has slipped your mind, there is not much time left to handle this important administrative chore.
Who Must File?
An EEO-1 must be completed by every business that employs 100 or more employees. Keep in mind that federal contractors with contracts of $50,000 or more must complete an EEO-1 if they employ 50 or more employees.
What Information is Required?
An EEO-1 essentially requires you to provide the ethnicity and gender of your employees by their job position and category, along with other information about your company. General instructions, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about the process can be found here.
The preferred method for filing the EEO-1 is by completing and submitting it entirely online. The EEOC’s website provides some helpful compliance information.
If you have questions regarding the EE0-1, reach out to your attorney for help before it is too late to file. Penalties for failure to file an EEO-1 can include a court order requiring future filing. For federal contractors, the stakes can be higher: record keeping violations up to and including debarment may result.