EEO Reporting & Other Requirements of a Government Contractor

EEO Reporting & Other Requirements of a Government Contractor

Written by: Andrea Griffith, Human Resources Manager

As we near the end of September, our Human Resources department has been working diligently in collecting, organizing, and preparing information for our annual reporting requirements. As a government contractor, we are required to complete a variety of annual reports, implement an Affirmative Action Plan, and keep pertinent personnel records organized and available for future reference.

The United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers and enforces various regulations, requiring Federal contractors to be held to a higher standard of equal employment opportunity (“EEO”). These higher standards require Federal contractors to:

  • Prevent discrimination in the hiring process & workplace
  • Post EEO posters
  • Include the EEO tag line in employment advertising
  • Keep records
  • Permit OFCCP access to books and records during a complain investigation or compliance evaluation
  • File an Annual EEO-1 report

The annual EEO reporting must be completed by September 30th each year. This report includes information about our total number of employees, broken down by race, ethnicity, and gender for nine different job categories. All of the information contained in this report is based on the self-identification forms you may have filled out during onboarding. We appreciate everyone who voluntarily completed these self-identification forms, as they provide us accurate information to complete our annual reporting!