Two Approaching Deadlines for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • EEOC
  • Ryan A. Olson

2021 EEO-1 Report

Earlier this month, the EEOC announced the opening of the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, meaning certain federal contractors and private employers can now file their 2021 EEO-1 Report.

Federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal government contract/subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more are obligated to file an EEO-1 Report. Likewise, private employers with 100 or more employees are also obligated to file an EEO-1 Report. The deadline to file the 2021 EEO-1 Report is May 17, 2022. To meet this deadline, the EEOC strongly encourages eligible filers to begin the filing process as soon as possible.

The 2021 EEO-1 Report must be filed using the EEOC’s online filing system.

OFCCP Contractor Portal Certification

Supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors who (a) hold a federal government contract/subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more and (b) employ 50 or more employees must register and certify that they are meeting their requirement to develop and maintain applicable annual affirmative action programs on or before June 30, 2022, through the OFCCP Contractor Portal. Though certifications are not due until June 30, covered contractors/subcontractors are strongly encouraged to register now through the OFCCP Contractor Portal even if they are not prepared to provide the requisite certifications for each of its establishments and/or functional/business unit, as applicable, at this time, and should not wait until June 30 to provide the requisite certifications due to potential issues with the portal due to high-volume usage.

Bottom Line

The deadlines for these reports and certifications are quickly approaching. If you are a federal contactor or employer with questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Felhaber Larson attorney.