EEO-1 2018 Filing Period Announced

February 01, 2019

The EEOC announced it postponed the opening of the EEO-1 until early March 2019, and the deadline to submit will be extended until May 31, 2019.

On Feb. 1, 2019, the EEOC announced that due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed from January 2019 until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019. 

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub­contract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report.

Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening, will be forthcoming. Paylocity will continue to monitor the status of the survey opening date.

Preparing for the Filing Period

Employers are encouraged to gather employment data from the fourth quarter of 2018 that will be used to complete their 2018 filings so they will be prepared to file once the agency opens the filing website. Employers must include each employee’s race, gender, EEO-1 Job Category, and physical information between October and December in a calendar year for EEO-1 Reporting.

Paylocity provides standard Web Pay reports for our clients to utilize in filing the report:

  • The EEO-1 Report File, which can be used to generate a data file for transmission to the EEOC. EEO-1 Report File should not be used to review which employees are counted for each EEO category.
  • For the employee EEO category data, use EEO Detail Report.
  • For headcounts without specific employee information, use the EEO Headcount Report.


Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your Payroll Tax and Human Capital management partner.

This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.


File Date: February 1, 2019