UPDATE: EEO-1 filing delayed due to government shutdown
The longest government shutdown in the U.S. has impacted many government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The EEOC administers and oversees the EEO-1 filing process, and we’ve been keeping a close watch to see if timelines for the annual employer survey would shift because of the shutdown. Today, the agency announced that the EEO-1 filing portal will not open to employers until early March, though it was originally planned to open in late January. As a result, the 2018 EEO-1 filing deadline has also been extended to May 31, 2019.
Due to the shutdown, much of the work that needed to be done for the portal to be brought online still needs to be completed. However, if the government shuts down again in the coming days, the EEOC’s work on the portal might be put on pause again, and EEO-1 filing could be delayed even further.
Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening, are expected soon, so we’ll continue to track this situation and report any updates!