Update Applicable to:
All employers of federal contractors.
On August 19, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice in the Federal Register for the stated purpose of advising employers that in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, it is planning to produce confidential information that is protected from disclosure pursuant to a statutory exemption.
Employers have been given until September 19, 2022, to file written objections to prevent the disclosure of their information.
What are the details?
Employers with 100 or more employees subject to Title VII are required to file EEO-1 reports annually. Employers with 50 or more employees that hold certain federal contracts are also required to file EEO-1 reports annually, even if they have under 100 employees. EEO-1 reports must be filed for each of an employer’s locations (or “establishments”) and include information on the number of employees working at the establishment as of a moment in time, reported by Job Category, and information regarding the employees’ sex and race or ethnicity.
In addition to separate reports for every establishment, the annual filing must also include a so-called Type 2 Consolidated Report, which aggregates all the data for all establishments. In situations where multiple legal entities are affiliated through a parent, the parent is required to file EEO-1 reports for all of the related companies. The Type 2 Report will aggregate all of the employees for all of the establishments of all the companies in the corporate family.
Below are some key points regarding the update, written by our trusted source, Littler:
- Freedom of Information Act Requests for EEO-1 Reports
- CIR’s Request for EEO-1 Data and the Problem with OFCCP’s Response
- Employer Options for Responding to the Federal Register Notice
For more information, please see the links below:
What do employers need to do?
Employers of federal contractors should review the links provided above and be aware of the submittal deadline of September 19, 2022, for any objections they may have.
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