It’s that time of year again: the deadline to file Employer Information Report EEO-1s (EEO-1) and VETS-100/100A reports is September 30, 2012.

 The EEO-1 report is an annual reporting of summary employee race and gender information filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The reports are filed electronically via the EEOC’s online filing portal.  The EEOC’s website also offers guidance on EEO-1 filing and requesting login information.   

 And it’s also time for annual VETS-100/100A reporting.  The VETS-100/100A report is an annual reporting of an employer’s efforts in employing (hiring and retention) of particular groups of veterans.  Information and instructions on filing a VETS-100 or 100A report can be found on the Department of Labor’s Filing Assistance website

 As we wrote about previously, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is seeking to ramp up its enforcement of contractor obligations with respect to veterans.  Even before OFCCP’s proposed revisions to the veteran’s affirmative action regulations are finalized we are seeing the Agency take a stronger enforcement stance on veteran obligations, including the obligation to file annual VETS-100/100A reports. 

 OFCCP’s Pacific Region has recently issued notices of violations during compliance reviews for failing to file a VETS-100A report, requiring employers to enter into conciliation agreements to address the violation.  So it’s important covered federal contractors file the appropriate VETS-100/100A form. 

 The filing of EEO-1 and VETS-100 forms for locations with less than 50 employees can be confusing.  If you have questions or would like guidance on how to get your filing right, please let us know.