What is Going on with EEO-1s?

The EEOC is awaiting final approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect information ...

Whats Going on with EEO-1s_The EEOC is awaiting final approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect information for the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1. The request will cover the three-year period of 2019, 2020 and 2021. This permission is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and as a result, EEOC has not yet opened their website for data entry for the 2019 reporting cycle. In past years, the website has been available to companies near the end of January.

The EEOC published a notice on their site which reads:

The EEOC is currently in the process of seeking approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to collect the EEO-1 survey for 2019, 2020, and 2021. The EEOC is seeking to collect Component 1 of the survey and to discontinue the collection of Component 2 pay data. See, EEO-1 60-Day PRA Notice. The opening of the collection will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page and sending a notification letter to eligible EEO-1 filers. When the survey opens, the EEOC will provide online resources to assist filers with their submissions and the EEOC's helpdesk will be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filing assistance (including, for example, guidance on processing mergers and acquisitions and other corporate changes).

Companies are reminded that the notification letter signaling the beginning of the 2019 filing season may be sent via email to the Contact person on file with the EEOC at the end of the 2018 filing season. If the Contact person for your company has changed, we recommend you follow this guidance from the EEOC:

Company Contact Changes

If your EEO-1 contact person has changed, please submit a letter on company letterhead signed by an authorized company representative, indicating the new contact's name, title, phone number and email address to the Employer Data Team at e1.techassistance@eeoc.gov. Please remember to include your company number (if known) in your request.

Stay tuned with Berkshire as we wait for developments. In the meantime, review your data for accuracy of race/ethnicity and gender, EEO-1 categories assigned to your jobs, current establishment address information, and accurate NAICS, DUNS and FEIN numbers.

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Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant
Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant
As a Senior HR Consultant at Berkshire, with over 27 years of experience in the industry, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is recognized as a leading affirmative action compliance expert. She specializes in developing affirmative action programs, educating company executives, acting as company liaison with the OFCCP, and delivering customized training.

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