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Legal deadlines loom at end of September

Some small businesses that have a federal contract of $50,000 or more and employ 50 or more workers or those that have 100 or more employees have a September 30 deadline to file their EEO-1 and VETS 100 Reports, according to a reminder from the law firm of Ford & Harrison (www.FordHarrison.com).eeoc

The EEO-1 Report is an employer-compiled report that provides the federal government with workforce profiles by gender and defined race/ethnicity groupings in defined job categories. Private employers with 100 or more employees, as well as federal government contractors with at least one government contract of $50,000 or more and 50 or more employees, must file an EEO-1 Report form annually. Employers must use employment data from any pay period between July and September 2009 for the 2009 Report. Data must include all full-time and part-time employees.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) modified the EEO-1 report in 2005 (effective in 2007). The major changes involved dividing the job category of “Officials and Managers” into two levels and implementing revised race/ethnic categories.

The government encourages online filing.

Certain federal contractors are also required to file a VETS 100 or VETS 100A Report form that tracks the number of employees and new hires that belong to the categories of veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and subsequent amendments to the Act.


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