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As we previously reported, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was one of the federal agencies affected by the partial federal government shutdown. On February 1, 2019, the EEOC announced that “[d]ue to the partial lapse in appropriations,” the agency has postponed the opening of the 2018 EEO-1 survey until early March 2019. Additionally, the filing deadline of March 31, 2019, has been extended to May 31, 2019.

Details and instructions for 2018 EEO-1 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening, will be announced at a later date. The EEOC will provide updates on the new schedule on the EEO-1 website.

Despite the delay in the opening of the survey site and the extension of the filing deadline, employers may want to be proactive and begin gathering employment data from the fourth quarter of 2018 that will be used to complete their 2018 filings.


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