EEO-1 Reporting Portal Now Open: Changes Unveiled

By Laura A. Mitchell Sep 8, 2015
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In addition to filing annual VETS-4212 reports, federal contractors with 50 or more employees and $50,000 or more in contracts (and non-government contract employers with more than 100 employees) must file annual EEO-1 surveys. The reporting portal for filing the EEO-1 reports opened Aug. 26, 2015, and will remain open until at least Sept. 30.

Employers need a login and password in order to access the site and upload the required information. The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee is reaching out to all past filers to provide them with the login ID for 2015 filing. New this year, the notification letter no longer contains the reporting password; employers will need to “get password” to retrieve this information this year. If you believe you should have received this notification and have not, you can contact the Committee at 1-877-392-4647 (toll-free) or email at e1.techassistance@eeoc.gov.

Additionally, employers now have the ability to reset their passwords through a “forgot password” link on the site. In years past, employers had to contact the committee to obtain this information.

Finally, a new requirement this year is the inclusion of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the reports. While this information is required for employers filing VETS-4212 reports, it has not been previously required for EEO-1 reporting purposes. This additional data field may require employers to update the pre-queried reports pulled out of HRIS systems, which may be time-consuming and costly for some organizations and likely cannot be implemented this reporting season. As a result, manual modification of the reports may be required so make sure to plan accordingly.

Laura A. Mitchell is an attorney with Jackson Lewis in Denver. Jackson Lewis represents management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation. Republished with permission. © 2015 Jackson Lewis. All rights reserved.

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