It’s that time of year again. With the change of seasons also come the EEO-1 survey deadline of September 30 and the VETS-100 filing deadline, which has now been extended to October 31. Just in case, requests for extensions of time to file the EEO-1 survey may be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the company name, address and contact information for the person responsible for the filing. Extensions of time to file VETS-100 reports are generally not available.
Private employers and affiliates with 100 or more employees must file an EEO-1 survey regarding the race, gender and ethnicity of its employees, based on a payroll period between July 1 and September 30. Likewise, private employers with 50 or more employees and federal contracts or first-tier subcontracts of $50,000 or more must also file, as must employers which serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount, and/or are covered by FDIC or NCUA deposit insurance.
Information regarding preferred Web-based filing may be found at the EEOC’s Website, including filing instructions, forms and FAQs. Failure to file may result in the EEOC obtaining an order compelling the filing, and federal contractors risk loss of federal contracts.
The VETS-100 and VETS-100A reports require information regarding veteran employees and veteran hiring for the 12 month period preceding a payroll date between August 1 and September 30. Employers with a federal contract or subcontract of $100,000 or more dated or modified on or after December 1, 2003 must file a VETS-100A. Banks which serve as a depository of Government funds in any amount, and/or are covered by FDIC or NCUA deposit insurance must file a VETS-100A. Employers with 50 or more employees and a federal contract or subcontract of $25,000 or more dated before December 1, 2003 must file a VETS-100.
Filing instructions and FAQs may be found at the VETS Website. Filing is important for federal contractors because federal contracting agencies may not commit funds to a contractor who has not timely filed a required VETS-100 or VETS-100A report for the previous fiscal year. The Department of Labor also keeps a database for federal contracting officers listing the contractors and subcontractors which have filed reports.