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2020 EEO-5 Survey


In light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, and consistent with delays in Federal reporting requirements across the government and other actions taken to relieve employers of unnecessary burdens during this crisis, the Commission has delayed the opening of the 2020 EEO-5 Data Collection to a time when the agency anticipates that filers will have resumed more normal operations.  See May 8, 2020 Federal Register Notice Delay in Opening of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

EEO-5 filers should begin preparing to submit data in 2021.  The EEOC expects to begin collecting the 2020 EEO-5 in January 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the survey will open as soon as it is available. 

The opening of the EEO-5 collection, as well as the new deadline date, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page at and sending a notification letter to eligible filers.  When the collection opens, the EEOC will provide online resources to assist filers with their submissions and the EEOC Employer Data Team Helpdesk will be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filing assistance.

As part of its mandate under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires periodic reports from all public elementary and secondary school districts which indicate the composition for their work forces by sex and by race/ethnic category.

EEOC collects labor force data from public elementary and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees within 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia. The reporting  provide information on their employment totals, employees' job category and sex and race/ethnic groups as of October 1 of the survey year. The EEO5 survey is conducted biennially in every even-numbered year.

The 2018 Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report (EEO-5) is 

CLOSED. The filing deadline was November 30, 2018.