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EEO Reporting: Can you please explain the filing requirements for the EEO-l form?


The EEO-1 Form is a report filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), mandated by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. The Act mandates that employers report on the racial/ethnic and gender composition of their workforce by specific job categories.

All employers that are located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and have at least 100 employees are required to file EEO-1 survey annually with the EEOC. Federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contracts must file as well. Reports must be filed by September 30th each year. Employment figures from any pay period in the third quarter (July through September) may be used. While the EEOC has not defined how the 50 or 100 employees are to be counted, if an employer has met that threshold at some point during the year, and especially during the third quarter, it would be wise to either file or seek legal guidance to determine compliance.

The reporting system is entirely online at, and instructions can be located at

If employers have filed an EEO-1 Form in previous years, information on the form is pre-filled from the previous year, and employers can enter through the login at

First-time filers can find a simple registration form online at the EEOC web site at When registration is completed, the EEOC will issue a company number to the employer, and filers will be able to log into the system.


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