On March 18, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened its EEO-1 online reporting portal(link is external) for the 2018 survey. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report. The traditional EEO-1 report (“Component 1”) requires employers to tally employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories. “Component 2” of the EEO-1 report requires employers to query their databases for W-2 pay data and FLSA hours worked information, even though individual pay data is not actually reported to the EEOC. The filing of the EEO-1 report is not voluntary and is required by federal law, but we await a court order regarding the timing of any filing using Component 2 data fields
The current deadline to file Component 1 is by May 31, 2019, and following the DC District Court’s recent ruling, Component 2 is now due by September 30, 2019. Employers should begin making preparations now to determine how to collect, aggregate and report on “Component 2” data. If you have never filed an EEO-1 report or have, but need an update and refresher, this webinar will help you understand the path that the reporting requirements have taken to get here and strategically consider the data collection requirements and the impact the collection tool will have for your organization.
- Discuss the status of the EEOC's revised EEO-1, and whether employers will be required to tally employees’ pay data and hours worked.
- Explain the pay data and hours worked components.
- Review what organizations need to file the report.
- Identify company and employee information you need to gather to file the report.
- Tell where you find the online systems to file.
- Discuss how to avoid common mistakes when filing.