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Four easy steps to filling out an EEO-1 report for your business.


Filling out an EEO-1 report.


Check your requirements.

Check your requirements.

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 U.S. Savings Bonds.

Collect employment data for the reporting period.

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 are. 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.


Register on the EEOC website.

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.


Complete and submit your report.

Complete and submit your report.

Make sure that you enter all 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.


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.

What is the EEO-1 report?

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

How do I submit an EEO-1 report?

Use the EEO-1 online filing system to submit your report.

What is the penalty for not filing an EEO-1 report?

If you fail or refuse to file your EEO-1, you may be compelled to file by order of a U.S. District Court, upon application of the Commission.

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

Employers must retain EEO-1 reports for one to four years from the date of filing.

What does EEO stand for?

EEO stands for "equal employment opportunity."

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

The tentative EEO-1 report deadline for 2021 is May 17, 2022.

What is the purpose of EEOC reporting?

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

Are we required to complete EEO reporting in 2021 if we were not required to in 2020?

Read through the EEOC reporting criteria to determine whether you must file an EEO-1 report.

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.

What are four basic principles of EEO?

Four areas protected from employer discrimination are race, age, color, and sex. Religion, disability, 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.

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