October 31st is fast approaching. This is important, not because that’s Halloween, but because that is the day employers may file their EEO-1 Reports.  Employers completing the EEO-1 must submit and certify their workforce demographic data and must use their new Unique Entity Identification Number, not their old DUNS number.  Below is some information you need to know before filing.

Who is a Covered Employer?

Employers are required to file an EEO-1 if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Private sector employers with 100 or more employees;
  • Employers with fewer than 100 employees, if the employer owns, is owed by or is affiliated with another employer and together they have more than 100 employees; and
  • Federal contractors with 50 or more employees and have more than $50,000 in federal contracting work;

New NAICS Codes

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) were updated in 2022, so make sure you are using the right Code(s).

Reporting Merges, Acquisitions and Spin-Offs

Employers that merged, acquired another company or spun a company off must use the special module in the Online Filing System to report changes to the EEOC.

Data to Collect

The EEO-1 Report requires employers to provide workforce demographic information, including the number of individuals they employ, by job category and by sex, race or ethnicity.  The job categories include:

  • Executive/Senior Level Managers
  • Mid-level Managers
  • Professionals, including accountants, architect and engineers
  • Technicians, including drafters and chemical technicians
  • Sales Workers
  • Administrative Support Workers
  • Craft Workers, including carpenters, electricians, painters and plumbers
  • Laborers, including construction workers

The EEOC’s website for filing EEO-1 forms goes live October 31, 2023, and the deadline to file is December 5, 2023.  If you don’t’ get these forms filed on time, the EEOC make seek court-ordered compliance or terminate your federal contracts.

Let us know if you need help with completing your EEO-1 this year.