EEOC Confirms Partial Government Shutdown Will Delay Opening of EEO-1 Filing System

Thursday, January 24, 2019

According to senior staff in Acting Chair Lipnic’s office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will delay both the opening of the EEO-1 online filing system and any communication with employers about how to access the system until funding is restored. The EEOC will determine whether to extend the EEO-1 filing deadline at a later date.

Typically the EEOC sends information to covered employers regarding the time period that the online system will be open, along with instructions for how to submit reports, about two months prior to the filing deadline. However, due to the partial government shutdown, the EEOC cannot proceed with this process. Under the current filing schedule, covered employers must file their 2018 EEO-1 reports by March 31, 2019 (using a data snapshot generated during the fourth quarter of 2018).

CWC will publish additional information about this year’s filing period for EEO-1 reports as it becomes available. In addition, the EEO-1 filing obligation and the impact of the government shutdown will be featured at our upcoming Policy Conferencewhich will be held from March 6-8, 2019, in Washington, DC. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions related to this or any other workplace compliance matter.

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