EEO-1 Filing Delayed and Deadline Extended

The EEOC announced on February 1, 2019, that due to the recent federal government shutdown, the EEO-1 filing portal will not be opened until March 2019. The deadline for filing the EEO-1 report has been extended to May 31, 2019.

The EEO-1 report, which requires employers to report company employment data categorized by race, gender and job category, was originally scheduled to have the filing portal opened January 1, 2019, and submissions were due by March 31, 2019.  However, as the EEOC was among the federal government agencies not funded during the recent government shutdown, the portal was never opened, and employers have been unable to file. The agency announced the delayed opening of the portal and the extension of the deadline on February 1, 2019, and stated that, “Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 Report filers will be forthcoming. Please continue to visit the EEO-1 website in the coming weeks for schedule updates.”

Employers who have 100 or more employees, as well as employers who have both 50 or more employees and a federal government contract or subcontract worth more than $50,000 are required to file the EEO-1 report annually. Members who have questions about filing should contact our Managing Attorney of Affirmative Action Planning Services, Brian Ayers, at (303) 223-5306, or at bayers@employerscouncil.org.