The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has postponed the opening of the online portal for EEO-1 Report until March 2019. In accordance with this delay, the filing deadline to submit an EEO-1 Report for the 2018 tax year has been extended to May 31, 2019.

The data that needs to be provided as part of the 2018 annual EEO-1 Report includes an employee’s race, gender, EEO-1 job category, and physical location category based on a payroll period in October, November or December 2018 chosen by the employer as the basis for the information to be included in the report. Other fields, like the employee’s name, manager, and work location, are encouraged to be reported on as well, but are not required. Employees who telecommute must be included in the EEO-1 reporting data for the work locations to which they report. Employers should not include home addresses for these employees.

The 2018 EEO-1 Report should be completed by private companies with 100 or more employees. Federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with at least 50 employees and with at least $50,000 in contracts should file the EEO-1 Report, as should financial institutions and government depositories with 50 employees or more. Private employers with less than 100 employees may also be required to file if their association or common ownership with another company results in the joint entities having a total of collective total of 100 employees.

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The EEO-1 Report, officially the Employer Information Report EEO-1, is required to be filed with the EEOC’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee comprised of the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

The EEOC says that details and instructions pertaining to the 2018 EEO-1 Report will be issued in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the EEOC website for updates.

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