The next filing deadline for EEO-1 Reports is Monday, September 20, 2013. The “EEO-1 Report” is the Employer Information Report that certain employers are required to annually file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The form asks the employer to provide a count of its current employees by job category and then by ethnicity, race and gender. To complete the form, employers may use employment numbers from any pay period in the third quarter of the year (i.e. July, August or September 2013). The reports are confidential but are used by the EEOC, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Department of Labor for statistical analysis and to decide which employers to audit for compliance with applicable federal civil rights laws. The form is currently available and can be submitted online at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm. Generally, employers with 100 or more employees and employers with federal government contracts of $50,000 or more and 50 or more employees must file EEO-1 reports. If you are not sure whether or not you are required to file a EEO-1 Report, visit the EEOC’s web site or ask your attorney.