The Employer Information EEO-1 survey is a mandatory annual filing for many employers. All private employers who are subject to Title VII and have 100 or more employees must file an EEO-1. An employer who has less than 100 employees but is owned, affiliated or controlled by another company such that the two are viewed as one employer with a total of 100 employees must also file an EEO-1. State and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs are exempt from the filing requirement.
All federal private employer contractors (who do not qualify for a limited exemption) with 50 or more employees who are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors, and have a contract, subcontract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more, or serve as a depository of government funds in any amount, or is a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes must also file an annual EEO-1.
The EEO-1 must be filed annually no later than September 30th. For more information on EEO-1 reporting go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/2007instructions.cfm
In connection with the placement of Employment Practices Liability Insurance, insurers request a copy of the most recent EEO-1 Report. Clients are reluctant to provide this report and contend it is confindential information. Why the reluctance and what information is the insurer seeking other than to obtain a sense of diversity within a company?
Thanks for the question Glenn. Unfortunately, I can’t speak for those insurers or clients. I agree with you that in my experience clients treat this report as confidential, even though it gets filed.