The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Feb. 1 that due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 data will be extended from March 31 to May 31, 2019.

The opening of the EEO-1 survey has been postponed until early March 2019.

Who Needs to File?

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub­contract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

The report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender, and job categories, and filing it is required by federal law.

Details and instructions for 2018 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening will be available online soon.

Contact Information

For general inquiries, or if you have a company contact update, send an email to

If your company has experienced any mergers or acquisitions between Jan. 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018, email

Any spinoff-related emails should be sent to

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