Final Changes Announced for EEO-1 Survey

One day before the September 30 deadline for the 2016 EEO-1 filing season, the EEOC put out a press release announcing that changes to the EEO-1 report have now been finalized. The changes were initially proposed in February, and have since undergone two public comment periods, with minor updates resulting in each.


The final rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register, but the EEOC has published several online resources, including the new EEO-1 Report form, a Small Business Fact Sheet, and a Q&A.


Some notable changes:

  • There will be no EEO-1 report filed during the 2017 calendar year. The 2017 EEO-1 survey must be submitted and certified by March 31, 2018.
  • Employers will now select a payroll period between October 1 and December 31 for their snapshot (previously July 1 through September 30).
  • Previously, employers reported within the 10 EEO-1 categories. Now each EEO-1 category will be separated into 12 EEO-1 pay bands.


Employers who have not yet filed their 2016 EEO-1 reports should send an email with their company number to E1.EXTENSIONS@EEOC.GOV immediately to request a 30-day extension. No extensions will be granted after October 30th.


By Dave Sharrer, Consultant and Brittany Dian, Associate Consultant at DCI Consulting Group

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