EEOC made a surprise announcement on their website today and emailed the news out to affected filers. Multi-establishment employers with establishments where the headcount is less than 50 employees MUST report the establishment as a Type 8 report. Report Type 6 is no longer acceptable.
For multiple establishment employers EEOC has required a Report Type for each establishment. Those Report Types have been:
Type 3 – Headquarters regardless of the headcount
Type 4 – Previously filed establishments with 50 or more employees
Type 9 – New establishments with 50 or more employees IF using the electronic upload file option
For establishments with less than 50 employees
All establishments except for Type 6 showed establishment and company information along with employee counts by EEO-1 category, gender and race or ethnicity in the familiar grid format. Type 6 establishments included company and establishment information but only total headcount. No information was reported for EEO-1 category, gender and race or ethnicity. Employees in Type 6 establishments were included in the overall Company Consolidated report in the appropriate categories along with all other employees.
EEOC presents this change as a positive move to allow them to collect more accurate employee demographic data in support of their mission to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity in the workplace.
Berkshire is closely monitoring the impact of this change and will continue to report as more information develops.
EEOC previously reported that the EEO-1 filing website is tentatively scheduled to open for 2021 EEO-1 data collection on Tuesday April 12, 2022. The due date for filing 2021 EEO-1s is tentatively set for Tuesday May 17, 2022.
The EEO-1 Filer Support Team help desk remains closed until closer to April 12th.
Berkshire is closely following EEO-1 reporting developments. Watch this space for updates.