The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) notified federal contractors that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was made for disclosure of contractors’ EEO-1 Reports. The FOIA request was made by the Center for Investigative Reporting, a California-based nonprofit news organization, for Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report data submitted by federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors from 2016-2020. The OFCCP notice gives contractors the opportunity to provide written objections to having their EEO-1 Reports disclosed. Objections are due by Sept. 19, 2022. The OFCCP has created the Submitter Notice Response Portal to collect relevant information from contractors that wish to object to the release of the requested data; responses collected will be evaluated to determine whether the requested information includes confidential trade secret, commercial or financial information that should be withheld pursuant to FOIA Exemption 4.
The Portal also offers answers to FAQs about the process, including: