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EEO-1 (Employer Information Report) Statistics

Introductory Note

The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit workforce demographic data, including data by job category and sex and race or ethnicity, to the EEOC. The authorities under which EEO-1 Component 1 data are collected include: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq., and Sections 1602.7-1602.14, Chapter XIV, Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); Exec. Order No. 11246, 30 FR 12319 (Sept. 24, 1965) and 40 CFR 60-1.7(a).

The confidentiality provision (section 709(e) of Title VII) governing the release of data prohibits release of individually identifiable information.  EEOC Explore provides aggregate-level data in a manner that does not identify a particular employer or entity or reveal an individual employee’s personal information. Additionally, confidential information is protected from disclosure by a series of statistical disclosure limitation activities. As a result, public use files contain details of aggregate employment characteristics only when they will not identify any employer or employee.