The EEOC has announced that the long-delayed 2022 EEO-1 reporting period will finally open on October 31, 2023. The deadline for filing will be December 5, 2023.
All employers with 100 or more U.S. employees and federal contractors with at least 50 U.S. employees are required to submit an EEO-1 report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. The EEO-1 report provides the EEOC with data about the size, location, race or ethnicity, and gender demographics of an employer’s workforce. The 2022 report will have to be based on a workforce payroll snapshot taken between October 1 and December 31, 2022.
The EEOC has stated that all updates about the 2022 EEO-1 data collection, including an updated Instruction Booklet and Data File Upload Specifications, is now launched and available for Employers review.
As companies make all necessary programming changes this year to produce the file in accordance with the new format, they should be mindful that with the renewal of the EEO-1 form being applicable for one year only, there could be additional formatting changes within the next 1-2 years (for example, it is likely that the agency will seek to revisit in some form or fashion its collection of data on employee compensation and hours worked).
The EEO-1 reporting deadline has become a moving target, so covered employers need to sharpen their data collection and be ready to upload.
The EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations require eligible employers to file Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 reports) annually through the EEOC’s dedicated website for EEO-1 Component 1 data collection.
The purpose of collecting the data is to support enforcement actions, facilitate research on employment patterns, and encourage self-assessment by employers, according to the EEOC. Some companies voluntarily go a step further and publicly release their demographic information to support their diversity efforts or improve accountability.
Why should you attend ?
Covered employers need to be ready to file their EEO-1 reports by the deadline of December 5, 2023. There has been update to the instructions when it comes to remote employees and how to define them. If a covered employer fails to timely upload its data, the EEOC has the power to seek a court order to obtain compliance. For federal contractors or subcontractors, penalties for non-compliance could include the termination of their contracts and debarment from future contracts. Making willfully false statements on EEO-1 reports is a violation of federal law which is punishable by a fine or imprisonment under the law.
- Learn what the EEO_1 Reporting Instructions have changed, and which have stayed the same.
- Learn who is required to complete the EEO-1 Report
- Learn how to use the proper categories to complete requirements.
- Learn how to classify remote employees.
- Learn the best practices when getting employees to complete the voluntary identification.
- Learn what the changes are to complete the requirements of the EEO-1 reporting.
- Learn what the categories are for completing the EEO-1 form within compliance.
- Learn how the EEOC will manage transgender and binary recording.
- Learn how you should handle transgender reporting.
- Learn how to use the EEOC’s EEO-1 Online Filing System (OFS).
- Learn how Federal Contractors need to complete the requirements of risk penalties.
- Learn how the Office of Contract Compliance Programs has informed participants of the 2019 Pay Data Reporting component 2 results will be reported and why.
- Learn what companies have been selected to have their reports reviewed.
- Learn what those companies can do to avoid having their reports reviewed.
- Learn if the Pay Data reporting component 2 is coming back
Who should attend ?
- All Employers required to file EEO-1 reports
- OFCCP federal contractors with 50 or more employees
- Company Leadership
- Compliance professionals
- HR Professionals