The EEOC collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees (lower thresholds apply to federal contractors). Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data; it is not voluntary. The data is collected using the reports below and is used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. Each of the reports collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by some type of job grouping. This information is shared with other authorized federal agencies in order to avoid duplicate collection of data and reduce the burden placed on employers. Although the data is confidential, aggregated data is available to the public.
In 2007, the EEO-1 report was modified. The major changes involved dividing the job category of "Officials and Managers" into two levels. Revised race/ethnic categories were also implemented. The EEOC plans to update the other reports to use the same race and ethnic categories as the new EEO-1 but, before doing so, will give respondents a full reporting cycle to change their recordkeeping.
The 2013 EEO-1 Survey is OPEN.
The EEO-1 Report, otherwise known as The Employer Information Report, is submitted to the EEOC and the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
The 2012 EEO-3 Survey is CLOSED.
The EEO-3 Report, formally known as the Local Union Report, is a biennial survey conducted every other year in the
even calendar years. The filing deadline was December 31, 2012.
The EEO-4 Report, formally known as the State and Local Government Report, is collected in odd-numbered years from State and Local governments. If you have questions about this survey, or to be placed on a mailing list you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the EEO-4 Coordinator at (202) 663-4947, or send a fax to (202) 663-7130.
The 2012 EEO-5 Survey is CLOSED.
The EEO-5 Report, formally known as the Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report, is a joint requirement of the EEOC and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Education. It is conducted biennially, in the even numbered years, and covers all public elementary and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees in the United States. The filing deadline was November 30, 2012.