|January 2024 Volume 22, Number 1
Government Tips for Accurate EEO-1 Reporting
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released new guidelines to assist employers in correctly submitting their 2022 EEO-1 reports.
The recently published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) confirm key requirements, including that employers must account for all fulltime and part-time employees in their EEO-1 forms, even those who resigned or were terminated after the reporting period. For 2022, submissions will be due by December 5, 2023.
Pick Snapshot Dates Wisely
Companies should choose a pay period between October 1 and December 31, 2022, to snapshot their employee demographics. This provides a consistent timeline for data comparison from year to year.
Assemble Complete Employee Data
Per the guidelines, employers must compile full employee data across all job categories based on sex, race, and ethnicity classifications for both full-time and part-time staffers. This encompasses those who departed after the reporting timeframe.
Consider Multi-Establishment Nuances
A multi-establishment employer with over 100 U.S. staffers must submit three EEO-1 reports:
Establishments situated in different physical sites must have separate EEO-1 reports submitted even if they share business activities. Only locations inside the 50 states and Washington D.C. should be included.
Document Organizational Changes
If a company has undergone an acquisition, spinoff, or merger since last year’s EEO-1 reporting, it must utilize the “Report Acquisition, Spinoff or Merger” module to document these shifts for the EEOC. Keeping this information current allows for appropriate year-over-year comparisons.