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MORE INFORMATION ON THE EEO-1 REPORT

8/23/2005 -

Last week, we published a Seay Management Report edition covering the requirement for many employers to file an annual EEO-1 Report. This edition is a follow-up to that Report.

WHAT IS THE EEO-1 REPORT AND THE VETS 100 REPORT?

The EEO-1 Report is an analysis of your workforce, listed by EEO-1 category (these are specific designations provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), race and sex. In some cases, multiple EEO-1 Reports are required, where an employer has multiple locations and/or a separate corporate headquarters.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THESE REPORTS?

These reporting requirements apply at two levels. First, every employer who employs 100 or more employees must complete the reports. Second, every employer who is (a) covered by the Affirmative Action requirements and who has (b) 50 or more employees, must complete the reports.

SPECIAL NOTES FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS– The government regards banks and other financial institutions as government contractors. Thus, every bank or financial institution that has 50 or employees must have an Affirmative Action Plan and must complete these reports.

WHERE DO YOU GET THE FORMS AND WHERE DO YOU SEND THE REPORTS?

The forms must be filed with a federal agency called the Joint Reporting Commission and they may be filed either hard copy or on line. The URL to file on line is http://www.eeoc.gov/eeo1survey. If you have previously filed an EEO-1 Report, you should receive a 2005 Form in the mail; if you filed electronically, your username and password should be emailed to you (double check this, however, as we know of occasions where this has not occurred). The address is:

EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee, P.O. Box 19100, Washington, DC 20036-9100, 1-866-286-6440

SPECIAL SEAY MANAGEMENT SERVICE - EEO-1 Reports can be burdensome and time consuming to prepare and many employers find it easier and more cost efficient to outsource this project. If you would like for our firm to help with this service, please contact your Seay Management Consultant by phone or email, or contact Sandy directly at sandy@seay.us. As always, we’re anxious to be of help and will be glad to answer any question you have.



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