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Fact Sheet for EEO-1 Survey Filers

This fact sheet provides a list of important deadlines and reminders in order for your company to successfully complete the EEO-1 Survey process.

  1. The EEO-1 Report is to be submitted and certified by May 31, 2019.
  2. Returning filers: please be advised that companies will be issued a temporary password and will be required to change it upon accessing the EEO-1 application
  3. When completing the EEO-1, use data from only one payroll period in either October, November or December 2018 and include both part-time and full-time employees. The survey does not require applicant data
  4. Companies must provide Employer Identification Numbers for all establishment locations.
  5. The preferred method of identification for the race/ethnicity categorization of employment data is self-identification. Employers are required to attempt to allow employees to use self-identification to complete the EEO-1. If any employee declines to self-identify, employers may consult with employee-provided information when on-boarded or the employer may use visual observation.
  6. Single-establishment companies file a Type 1 report only.
  7. Multi-establishment companies must file (at least three applicable) report types:
    1. Consolidated Report (Type 2) - must include all employees of the company categorized by race, gender and job category.
    2. Headquarters Report (Type 3) - must include all employees who work at or report to the main office site of the company. Employment data must be categorized by race, gender and job category. A separate EEO-1 report is required for the Headquarters establishment even if there are fewer than 50 employees who work there.
    3. Sites with more than 50 employees (Type 4) - also called an establishment report - must be submitted for each location with 50 or more employees. Employment data must be categorized by race, gender, and job category
    4. Sites with fewer than 50 employees-
      1. Type 8 - employment data for each location must be categorized by race, gender, and job category. OR
      2. Type 6 - establishment list - includes establishment name, address and total number of employees for each location with less than 50 employees**

    **NOTE: If you choose to create a Type 6 data establishment list report for each establishment employing fewer than 50 employees, you MUST manually enter data categorized by race, gender and job category into the Type 2 - Consolidated Report and include all company employees. If you choose to create a Type 8 report for each establishment employing fewer than 50 employees, you must enter employment data categorized by race, gender and job category for each Type 8 report. The employment data entered for each such establishment will automatically populate the Type 2 - Consolidated Report.

  8. It is strongly encouraged that companies have one individual serve as the EEO-1 contact and another person serve as the certifying official.
  9. When you finish your EEO-1, please do not forget to save a .pdf copy for your company's records.
  10. Certification of the EEO-1 report is mandatory. Without certifying your report, your company will receive a notification of violation letter.
  11. The EEOC requires that EEO-1 reports be submitted via the EEO-1 Online Filing System, or as an electronically transmitted data file. All data are encrypted, ensuring your security.