The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has completed its mailing of the 2017 EEO-1 survey notification letters.

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 contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

The report provides employment data by race/ethnicity, gender, and job categories.

The filing of the report is not voluntary and is required by federal law. The annual filing deadline is March 31.

Employers who meet the criteria listed above, or employers that filed the EEO-1 report in 2016 and have not received the 2017 EEO-1 notification letter by Jan. 29, 2018, should immediately contact the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee at 1-877-392-4647 (toll-free).

Retaliation Most Frequently Filed EEOC Charge

Data for fiscal 2017 released Jan. 25 by the EEOC show that retaliation was the most frequently filed charge filed with the agency, followed by race and disability.

The agency also received 6,696 sexual harassment charges and obtained $46.3 million in monetary benefits for victims of sexual harassment.

Specifically, the charge numbers show the following breakdowns by bases of discrimination alleged, in descending order:

  • Retaliation: 41,097 (48.8% of all charges filed)
  • Race: 28,528 (33.9%)
  • Disability: 26,838 (31.9%)
  • Sex: 25,605 (30.4%)
  • Age: 18,376 (21.8%)
  • National Origin: 8,299 (9.8%)
  • Religion: 3,436 (4.1%)
  • Color: 3,240 (3.8%)
  • Equal Pay Act: 996 (1.2%)
  • Genetic Information: 206 (0.2%)

These percentages add up to more than 100 because some charges allege multiple bases.


Be sure to register for CBIA's Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, March 1, 2018, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Wallingford.