EEO-1 report filing deadline is Sept. 30, 2009

BRISTOL, TENN. — The Employer Information Report (EEO-1), a government form requiring many employers to provide a count of their employees by job category, ethnicity, race and gender, filing deadline is Sept. 30, 2009.

The report must be filed by all private employers subject to Title VII (1) with 100 or more employees, excluding state and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher learning, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations; or with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned or affiliated with another company or there is central ownership, control or management, so that the group constitutes a single enterprise and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees.

Also, the report must be filed by all federal contractors (private employers), who have 50 or more employees and are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors and have a contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more; or serve as a depository of government funds in any amount; or is a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. savings bonds and notes.

Affected employers must file the EEO-1 reports with the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee by September 30 each year. Employment figures from any pay period in July through September of the current survey year may be used.

The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 report is the EEOC's Web-based filing system. While the EEOC uses the information from the EEO-1 report to pursue discrimination claims, it also mines the data for trends showing which demographic groups are advancing and how far.

Additional information is available at SESCO Management Consultants. Contact SESCO by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 423-764-4127.