Due to the recent partial lapse in federal government appropriations, the deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019. The EEO-1 is an annual federal survey. It requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more to file the EEO-1 report. The survey requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. The filing of the EEO-1 report, is required by federal law per Section 709(c), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and §1602.7–§1602.14, Title 29, Chapter XIV of the Federal Code of Regulations. Details and instructions for EEO-1 filers, including the exact date of the survey opening, will be forthcoming. Filers should refer to the EEO-1 website https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm in the coming weeks for updates on the new schedule.