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.
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