The deadline for filing your 2016 EEO-1 reports is right around the corner on September 30. At this time, federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract amounting to $50,000 or more need to ensure that reports are filed on time and in an accurate format. It is important to note that EEO-1 reports are the engine for the Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS), a neutral selection system that identifies federal contractor establishments for compliance evaluations. For this reason, it is imperative for contractors to ensure correct reporting, including accurate employee counts and demographic information for EVERY company location.
The definition of establishment for EEO-1 purposes differs slightly from the definition used for AAP purposes. For example, EEO-1 reports need to be filed for each physical establishment, and there are different types of reports that should be filed depending on the size of the location. Despite these differences, however, contractors should attempt to ensure location consistency to the greatest extent possible to avoid confusion in the event that the OFCCP were to select a location for audit that should not be subject to a compliance review.
If you need further assistance on filing your EEO-1 reports, please refer to the EEO-1 FAQs or reach out to your DCI Consultant. To request a one-time 30-day extension, please send an email to E1.EXTENSIONS@EEOC.GOV . This one-time 30-day extension will be granted after an email has been sent, so there is no need to wait for a response from the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee confirming this. However, please note that no extensions will be granted after October 30. At the completion of the 2016 reporting cycle, contractors will not be required to file the next round of EEO-1 reports until March of 2018 for calendar year 2017 given the addition of the EEO-1 Pay Component.
By Brittany Dian, Associate Consultant, and Vinaya Sakpal, HR Analyst at DCI Consulting Group