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New Requirements for EEO-1 Form for Year 2017

Published:  January 26, 2017

The EEOC recently announced a change in its EEO-1 form that is effective for the year 2017.  While the new form does not need to be filed until March 31, 2018, employers should be aware of the requirements of the new EEO-1 form as they make preparations for the year 2017.

Among the new requirements, the EEOC has changed the “workforce snapshot period” to October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.  This is a change in the former period, which was July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.

There are also a few changes to the form itself.  The new form requires that the employer provide summary pay data wherein the employer reports the total number of full and part-time employees they employed during that year in each of the pay bands listed on the form.  Employers are also required to submit data regarding aggregate hours worked by their employees, meaning that employers must tally and report the number of hours worked that year by all employees accounted for in each pay band.

The new EEO-1 requirements will apply to private employers, government contractors, and subcontractors who have more than 100 employees.  Federal contractors and subcontractors with 50-99 employees do not need to submit pay data, however, they will continue to report demographic data (sex and race or ethnicity) on the EEO-1 as they did before.  Federal contractors and subcontractors with fewer than 49 employees, and companies without federal contracts with 99 or fewer employees, will not be required to complete the EEO-1 report.

If you have any questions regarding the EEO-1 form, or any other employment laws, please contact the attorneys at Royal, P.C.