EEO-1 Report

Eeo-1 Report

June 10th, 2019

An EEO-1 report is a mandatory compliance survey that is required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on an annual basis once your company reaches a certain size. The form provides the EEOC with information about the diversity of gender, race, ethnicity and jobs among your employees.

Below you'll find a sample EEO-1 Form template that you can copy and paste, and advice on how to create an EEO-1 report.

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How to Fill Out an EEO-1 Report:

1. First of all, make sure that you are required to fill out an EEO-1 report.

EEO-1 reports are not mandatory for all businesses, only for businesses with 100 or more employees on their payroll. However, there are a few exceptions to this general rule:

  • Your business is owned or controlled by a company that has over 100 employees.
  • You have over 50 employees AND a federal government contract worth over $50,000.
  • You have over 50 employees AND you are a financial institution that either acts as a depository for US Government funds or pays out US Savings Bonds.

2. Collect employment data for the reporting period.

Look over your records and payroll information to determine how many employees will be listed in the report and to find out what the age, race, gender, job position and ethnicity breakdown of those employees is. Continue to keep detailed information of these stats for reporting in future years. You'll notice that the various job categories the EEOC recognizes are listed on our sample report.

3. Register on the EEOC website.

You need to get your login credentials if you are registering for the first time by going to and signing up for an account. This will give you the access that you need to submit the form later.

4. Complete and submit your report.

Make sure that you enter all of the relevant information into the report and include a detailed breakdown of your workforce. Before being submitted, the form needs to be signed and dated by someone in your company who will take responsibility for answering any questions that the EEOC may have.

To submit the form, you can use the EEO-1 online filing system at


What does EEO stand for?

EEO stands for Equal Employment Opportunity.

What is the deadline for filing an EEO-1 report?

The EEO-1 report deadline for 2018 was March 31, 2019. If you missed the EEO-1 2018 deadline, you can contact with your questions.

What is the purpose of EEOC reporting?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission collects information from employers in order to assess workplace diversity and shield employees from discrimination. EEO reporting gives the EEOC a way to collect the data that they need.

Who is required to complete an EEO-1 report?

Only businesses with 100 or more employees on their payroll must file an EEO-1 report. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Refer to Step 1 above.

If we were not required to complete EEO reporting in 2018, do we need to in 2019?

Read Step 1 in the list above to determine whether or not you meet the EEOC reporting criteria.

Are EEOC cases public record?

No, the EEOC states that they do not disclose charges of employment discrimination, charge conciliation information and unaggregated EEO survey data to the public.

How long do you have to keep EEO-1 reports?

Employers must retain EEO-1 reports for 1 - 4 years from the date of filing.

What are 4 EEO principles?

Four areas protected from employer discrimination are race, age, color, and sex. Religion and national origin are also protected by law.

Why is EEO important?

EEO laws help protect employees from discrimination against race, religion, sexual orientation and other individual characteristics that have a history of prejudice or bias. It puts into a law a system of fair and equal treatment, and increases an employee's level of satisfaction and confidence in their employer.