2010 EEO-1 Survey-The Deadline is Approaching
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees (lower thresholds apply to federal contractors). Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data; it is not voluntary. The data is collected using the reports noted below and is used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. Each of the reports collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by some type of job grouping. This information is shared with other authorized federal agencies in order to avoid duplicate collection of data and reduce the burden placed on employers. Although the data is confidential, aggregated data is available to the public.
In 2007, the EEO-1 report was modified. The major changes involved dividing the job category of “Officials and Managers” into two levels. Revised race/ethnic categories were also implemented. The EEOC plans to update the other reports to use the same race and ethnic categories as the new EEO-1 but, before doing so, will give respondents a full reporting cycle to change their recordkeeping.
The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee. The filing deadline for the 2010 EEO-1 Survey Is September 30, 2010.
The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 reports is the web-based filing system. Online filing requires you to log into your company’s database with a Login ID and Password. All companies should receive EEO-1 filing materials by mail no later than mid August 2010. If you cannot locate your Login ID and/or Password, contact the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee at email@example.com.
- No Installation: The online form is totally web based. There is no Software to download or install.
- Data Reuse: As much as possible, information is pre-filled from the previous year to speed up data entry.
- Secure: Data is transferred over the Internet using encryption, assuring your privacy.
- Historical Access: Access up to 10 years worth of EEO-1 data for your establishments.
EEO-1: Who Must File
Standard Form 100 (EEO-1) must be filed by —
- All private employers who are:
- subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972) with 100 or more employees EXCLUDING 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;
- subject to Title VII who have fewer than 100 employees 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.
All federal contractors (private employers), who:
- are not exempt as provided for by 41 CFR 60-1.5,
- 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; 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.
If the above applies to you as an employer please do not miss the deadline.