The US Department of Labor has issued the following notice:
Beginning in 2007, employers, including Federal contractors, will collect and report data about the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of their workforces on a revised Standard Form 100, Employer Information Report EEO-1. The revised EEO-1 report must be filed for the first time in calendar year 2007 by September 30, 2007.
These requirements applies to employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and a $50,000 federal contract must provide an annual count of their employees by job category and ethnicity, race, and gender in an EEO-1 Report. Not being in compliance could result in many negative outcomes, and for those who are federal contractors and subcontractors, it may result in termination of federal government contracts and debarment from future federal contracts.
The existing EEO-1 report calls for workforce data to be broken down by nine job categories, using five race and ethnic categories. The revised EEO-1 report contains changes to the race and ethnic categories. A new category titled "two or more races" has been added, and the category "Asian or Pacific Islander" has been divided into two separate categories – "Asian" and "Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders." In addition, the approved revisions include an increase in the number of job categories as a result of dividing the Officials and Managers category into two subgroups – Executives/ Senior Level and First/Mid Level Officials. These and other changes are discussed in the Federal Register notice published on November 28, 2005 (70 FR 71294); available on EEOC’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeo1/index.html
The revisions to the EEO-1 job categories may also necessitate changes in the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246. The current regulations require contractors to collect, maintain, and report information about the gender, race, and ethnicity of their employees – Blacks, Hispanics, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaskan Natives – using the same categories on the current EEO-1 report form.
Current HR system users may need to upgrade before September 30th to the latest version of Sage Accpac HRMS or Ascentis HR (Previously ACCPAC HR) to have the proper compliance reporting. Please contact your local AXIS office to determine if this applies to your company. If your company does not have an HR system and you need assistance or would like more information on the steps needed to start the search for a HR system, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.