As expected, the deadline for employers to file the EEO-1 form with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was extended until May 31, 2019. The Employer Information Report EEO-1 form, the filing of which is annually set for March 31, was caught up in the 35-day government shutdown due to EEOC lapsed appropriations. Consequently, the EEO-1 filing portal is now scheduled to open “in early March” for the filing of 2018 reports. All employers with 100 or more employees as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees are required to file the EEO-1 Report annually. We would recommend that employers regularly visit www.eeoc.gov/eeo1 for updates and additional information.