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By: Ben Mathis
For many employers, the deadline to file various reports to federal agencies regarding their employers is September 30th. This includes filings for EEO-1, the Employer Information Report, and the Veterans Employment Report, commonly known as the VETS-100 or VETS-100A. The EEO-1 filing requirement applies to private employers with 100 or more employees, as well as certain federal government contractors with 50 or more employees. The filing includes delineating an employer’s work force by job categories and race, ethnicity, and sex. The EEOC has an online filing system which may be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.
Federal contractors holding contracts valued at $25,000 or more and entered into prior to December 1, 2003, must file VETS-100 reports. A contractor with a federal contract in the amount of $100,000 or more and entered into or modified as of December 1, 2003, must file a VETS-100A report. Many employers will need to submit the VETS-100 and the VETS-100A reports if they have contracts entered into after December 1, 2003. The Department of Labor has sample report forms at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html.