A Consortium of Federal agencies consisting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) entered into a reimbursable agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau (the Bureau) to construct the Census 2000 Special EEO File. The basic File was released in December 2003 and contains data similar to that in comparable files from the 1970, 1980 and 1990 censuses. The Special EEO File will serve as the primary external benchmark for comparing the racial, ethnic and gender composition of an internal workforce, within a specified geography and job category, and the analogous external labor market.
The following sections provide an introduction to the detailed specifications for the EEO File.
If there are any updates for the EEO File, they will be incorporated into this document as soon as possible. In addition, a history of changes will be available in a separate section of this document by the date of change. The modifications, deletions and additions will be in chronological order and will contain both the previous and current versions for comparative purposes.