The deadline for employers to file their 2017 EEO-1 reports was recently extended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee. The reports were originally due on or before March 31, 2018, so for employers who have not yet completed their filing, the extension is welcome news.
There was some confusion over the reporting of employees who are assigned to and working at client sites. In addition, this year, the EEOC introduced a new database that had some glitches. These likely influenced the decision to extend the deadline.
In the recently updated publication How to File an EEO-1 Report, the Joint Committee acknowledged confusion over how a multi-establishment employer should report employees working at client locations. In the original instructions, multi-establishment employers with 50 or more employees working at a client site were required to file a report for the client site. The revised publication says that given the “confusion, employers will not be considered ‘non-compliant’ if they have chosen one approach over the other—either reporting by client site or by non-client site employer address. EEOC is considering how to address client site reporting.”
In prior years, the EEO-1 filing deadline was September 30 of each year but was extended to March 31, 2018, to accommodate a compensation reporting requirement. The Trump Administration rolled back the compensation reporting requirement and it is unclear how the filing of the 2018 reports will be handled.