September 30 is the filing deadline for certain employers who must submit an EEO-1 form the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The form requires affected employers to provide a count of their employees by job category, ethnicity, race and gender. Here are the types of employers that must file:
- All private employers subject to Title VII with 100 or more employees, excluding state and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher learning, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations.
- All employers with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned or affiliated with another company or there is central ownership, control or management, so that the group constitutes a single enterprise and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees. In other words, “branches” with fewer than 100 employees are required to file if part of a larger organization that employs more than 100.
- All federal contractors (private employers), who (1) have 50 or more employees and are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors and have a contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more; (2) serve as a depository of government funds in any amount; or (3) are financial institutions but aren’t issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and notes.
Employment figures from any pay period in July through September of the current survey year may be used.
The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 report is the EEOC’s Web-based filing system.
Click here for the filing instruction booklet; here for a sample form; and here for the online filing procedure.