Companies required to file EEO-1 reports with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will have until May 31 to do so, thanks to the partial government shutdown that ended last week. Typically, the reports are due March 31 for data from the prior year.

The report must be filed by all federal contractors, companies with 100 or more employees, or those with fewer than 100 employees but affiliated with another company or has centralized ownership.

“Due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019,” the agency’s website reported. “The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended to May 31, 2019. Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 Report filers will be forthcoming. Please continue to visit the EEO-1 website in the coming weeks for schedule updates.”

EEO-1s report various information about their employees, in particular their gender an race/ethnic categories, to prevent discrimination based on gender and race/ethnicity.

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