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The Deadline for Filing Your 2018 EEO-1 Report has been Extended

by Laura Pokrzywa, HR Consultant

The partial government shutdown may be over (for now), but the fallout continues. In this case, it may be welcome news for many employers. The deadline for filing EEO-1 reports has been extended. Here is the latest direct from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) website:

“Due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended to May 31, 2019. 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.

For general inquiries, or if you have an EEO-1 company contact update, please send an email to If your company has experienced any mergers or acquisitions between January 2018 and December 31, 2018, please email Any spinoff related emails should be sent to E1.SPINOFFS@EEOC.GOV.”

What is an EEO-1 Survey?

Since 1966, employers with federal contracts or with 100 or more employees have been required to report the number of workers they have in specific job categories, breaking the numbers down by ethnicity, race and sex. These statistics have been reported to the EEOC as part of the annual Employer Information Reports (EEO-1) filed by covered employers.

Who has to file?

Generally, a private employer will have to file if they have 100 or more employees. This does NOT include state and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations. Employers with less than 100 employees also may be required to file if the company is owned or affiliated with another company, or there is centralized ownership, control or management (such as central control of personnel policies and labor relations) so that the group legally constitutes a single enterprise, and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees.

Filing is also required for all federal contractors, who have 50 or more employees and meet one of the following requirements:

  • are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors, and have a contract, subcontract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more; or
  • serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount, or
  • is a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes.

Not sure how to start?

If this is the first time your company has filed an EEO-1 report, visit the EEOC’s “filing for the first time” page to confirm you are required to file and, if you are, to register your company. You can also download a sample EEO-1 report from this site.

If you still have questions, visit the EEO-1 FAQ page for more details.

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