Every country establishes a system of moderation to monitor and manage the functioning of prominent sectors. Governments work for the people and by the people. Several administerial departments have been in motion to look after eminent domains precisely. These departments and schemes are focused on working for the civilians’ welfare. 

What is the EEO-1 Report?

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission monitors the functioning of the EEO-1 form. EEO-1 form is a mandatory annual report that records the demographic information of prevailing employees working in an organization. For example, a private company with more than 100 employees has to file EEO-1, or a federal contractor with more than 50 employees has to file from EEO-1. Demographic information emphasizes recording race, gender, ethnicity, and job categories. Job categories refer to the specific profiles employees are working under for a particular organization. 

This mandatory status of this form allows a prominent organization to attain accountable status in front of the EEOC. EEOC is a federal authorized body that regulates a functioning system to eliminate discrimination and biased treatment of job applicants or employees. EEOC also acts as a mediatory body in conflicts and tensions between employers and employees. 

Purpose of the EEO-1 Report

The EEO-1 Report is a survey-oriented report that records the descriptive demographic breakdown of employees working at organizations satisfying certain parameters. The reported data is confidential information that would be disclosed based on the organization’s informed consent.  

Why It’s Important To File 

First, prominent organizations that meet the suggested parameters should file form EEO-1 because the federal law system mandates it.  

Second, participation in such data recording surveys would enable organizations to practice self-audits. Finally, such a facility would enable organizations to have a detailed breakout of diversified populations and address issues and concerns in that particular area. 

Third, it would reflect a sense of compliance of particular organizations towards the federal system of law and regulations. This kind of data recording takes place once a year. 

Are Any Employers Excluded From Filing An EEO-1 Report? 

First of all, to know the exclusion criteria, let’s look into the inclusion criteria for filing an EEO-1 report:

  • A private employer with over 100 employees is eligible to file an EEO-1 report.
  • A company with more than 50 employees serves as a depository of government funds or institutions acting as a paying agent for US savings bonds.
  • A first-tier contractor with more than 50 employees and a contract capitalizing up to $50000.
  • A company with less than 100 employees working in association with other companies where aggregate employees are over 100.

Above mentioned criteria are eligible inclusions for filing the EEO-1 report. Hence, certain state and central schools must file the same form with slightly different terms. 

EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Being a demographic-based stat collecting report, job category or classification and ethnicity breakdown are the primary parameters this survey focuses on. Below mentioned categories are mandated eligible for filing form EE)-1 report. 

According to EEO-1, Job classification parameters are quite hierarchical in nature. These categories are set by matching up the skills and mode of work. Job categories for EEO-1 are executive-level managers, mid-level managers, professionals, technicians, sales workers, administrative support workers, craft workers, operatives, laborers and helpers, and lastly, service workers. 

About ethnic categories, certain categories are set subtly to cover every expected ethnicity. Therefore, the available options cover a wide range of ethnicities, which is convenient for the users. Ethnic categories are white (Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander(not Latino or Hispanic), American Indian or Native Alaskan (not Latino or Hispanic), Asian (not Latino or Hispanic), Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American (not Latino or Hispanic). 

Single-site and Multisite reporting for EEO-1 

EEO-1 defines a single site establishment as an organization that functions on a single physical address. So, to stay compliant with EEO-1 certain organizations must file for an EEO-1 report. The process of reporting is quite straightforward when it comes to single-site organizations. 

EEO-1 defines multistate establishments as an organization functioning and formulation at more than one physical address. The process of reporting becomes slightly complex here. A multisite organization comprising over 50 employees must prepare a separate report for the headquarters (Type3 report), a separate report for each establishment with over 50 employees (Type4 report), a separate report for establishments with less than 100 employees, and a consolidated report comprised of all employees (Type2 report). An establishment with less than 100 employees must also submit its establishment list (Type6 report) and report (Type8 report). 

When is the EEO-1 reporting due for this year? 

As per the calendar year 2022, May 17, 2022, is the decided due date of reporting EEO-1 in effect. Yet referring to the covid pandemic situation, the due date of filing has been extended from May 17, 2022, to 21 June 2022.  However, employers can request a one-off day 30 extension in case of emergencies. Otherwise, being lenient with federal suggested deadlines would be better. 

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