Good news for those of you who have yet to file your EEO-1 reports! The EEOC has extended the filing deadline from March 31st to June 1st. While this isn’t a complete surprise given that the EEOC released a new database this year that contained a few glitches, it is a nice respite for those who were having difficulty filing or were late to the game. Enjoy the extra couple of months!
Multi-establishment employers who take advantage of the EEOC’s Special Procedures do so to better align their data with the realities of their organizational structure. According to the FAQs and EEO-1 Instruction Booklet multi-establishment employers must follow special procedures when:
EEO-1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If the establishments that are located at the same address AND have the same NAICS code and the same FEIN, the establishments MUST be combined into only one report. If your company is unable to combine these records due to corporate structure, please consult Item #5 “Requests for Information and Special Procedures” found in the EEO-1 Instruction Booklet.
EEO-1 Instruction Booklet
5. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND SPECIAL PROCEDURES
An employer who claims that preparation or the filing of Standard Form 100 would create undue hardship may apply to the Commission for a special reporting procedure. In such cases, the employer must submit, in writing, a detailed alternative proposal for compiling and reporting information to:
The EEO-1 Coordinator
1801 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20507
Only those special procedures approved in writing by the Commission are authorized. Such authorizations remain in effect until notification of cancellation is given. All requests for information should be sent to the address above.
However, Biddle has received clarification from the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee indicating that contractors do not need to follow special reporting procedures when an address and NAICS are the same but the FEIN is different.
- Establishments located at the same address, with the same NAICS and the same FEIN must file for Special Procedures to submit those establishments separately
- Establishments located at the same address, with the same NAICS and different FEINs are able to submit without seeking special procedural relief.
- Employers that have a combination of both must seek relief through Special Procedures.
If you have questions regarding EEO-1 submittal or need assistance, please feel free to contact Biddle Consulting Group’s EEO/AA Department.
On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that President Obama named Jenny R. Yang the new chair of the EEOC. This occasion is yet another milestone for the EEOC, as Yang will be the first Asian American EEOC chair to serve on a permanent basis. Prior to Yang’s appointment, the only other Asian American born chairs were Paul Igasaki and Stuart Ishimaru, who served on an interim basis.
Previously, Yang served as the Vice Chair of the EEOC where she was tasked with reviewing the effectiveness of the EEOC and its efforts in minimizing all forms of employment discrimination throughout industry, profession, and geographic area. Now, as the chair, Yang will be responsible for advancing the outreach of the EEOC and the message of equality it carries.
Yang’s sentiment was wholeheartedly felt when she added, “Fifty years ago, this nation made a fundamental promise to its people to assure equality of opportunity at work. Congress created the EEOC to make good on this promise – to lead the nation in enforcing our anti-discrimination laws and to champion equal employment opportunity in workplaces across America. It is a tremendous privilege and responsibility to serve this remarkable agency in fulfilling this promise to our nation.”
Yang’s prior work experience includes, trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section, and partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.
To learn more Jenny R. Yang visit www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/yang.cfm.