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EEO-1 Survey

What is an EEO-1 Survey?

An EEO-1 survey is a form that is required to be filled out by employers and submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics’ Employer Data Team. 

The survey, which is key to HR compliance, mandates that employers submit employment information that’s categorized by race/ethnicity, job category, and gender. This data is kept confidential.

Who is Required to Submit the EEO-1?

According to the EEOC, companies that meet the following requirements must file an annual EEO-1 report:

  • Is subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and employs 100 or more people
  • Is subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and employs fewer than 100 people but is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company so that the entire enterprise employs 100 or more employees
  • Is a contractor for the federal government, or a first-tier subcontractor subject to Executive Order 11246, and employs 50 or more employees and operates with a prime contract or first-tier subcontract equivalent to or higher than $50,000

When are EEO-1 Surveys Due?

According to the EEOC, all EEO-1 surveys must be submitted and certified by May 31.

How Do You Fill Out and Submit the Survey?

The EEOC recommends that employers complete the survey using the commission’s online portal.

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