EEO-1 Delayed and VETS-100 Update

The website that allows covered employers to file their EEO-1 survey online is normally available on July 1. However, the 2015 opening has been delayed for two to three weeks due to technical difficulties. The website for VETS-100A reporting appears to be on schedule for August 1 availability. If you haven’t started planning on filing these reports, now is the time to get them on your to-do list.

The filing deadline for both of these reports is September 30. However, MSEC recommends filing sooner as response time from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Veterans’ Employment & Training Service slows as the deadline approaches. Keep an eye on both of these websites and have your data ready to go when filing becomes available.

You must file the EEO-1 report if you have 100 or more employees or if you have 50 or more employees and $50,000 in federal government contracts. If you have filed an EEO-1 report in the past, you should receive a reminder postcard that includes your log-in information. EEOC’s help desk has stated they have not sent the reminder cards out yet, but if you fail to receive one, the log-in information is the same from year to year. You can also retrieve your log-in information from the EEOC’s Joint Reporting Committee at e1.techassistance@eeoc.gov.

The VETS-100A report has undergone a major revision this year and is now the VETS-4212 report. The VETS-4212 report no longer requires recording the specific category of protected veteran that the employee falls into. Instead, it simply asks how many protected veterans are in each EEO category. This is intended to provide a clearer picture of the employment of protected veterans across the EEO categories.

You are also required to file a VETS-4212 report if you have a federal contract that you entered into or modified after December 1, 2003 that is worth $100,000 or more.

You can find additional information and file your EEO-1 report at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/

You can find additional information and file your VETS-4212 reports at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm.