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EEO Data Collections

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.

EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

Update: NEW and FINAL Filing Deadline for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

Recognizing the continuing impact of the pandemic on business operations, the deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports HAS BEEN CHANGED. The new filing deadline is NOW Monday, October 25, 2021.

Please note that this new deadline is the FINAL DEADLINE and all eligible filers MUST submit data by this date. No additional changes to the filing deadline will be made.

We encourage eligible employers to file the required EEO-1 Component 1 report(s) as soon as possible.

After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the EEOC announced the opening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection on April 26, 2021.

Filers should visit the EEO-1 Component 1 website at https://EEOCdata.org/eeo1 for the latest filing updates and additional information. By visiting the Filer Support Center located at https://EEOCdata.org/eeo1/support, filers can request assistance as well as find helpful resources on how to file the 2019/2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports.

EEO-3 (Local Union Report) Data Collection

Update:  2020 EEO-3 Data Collection Is NOW OPEN

After delaying the opening of the 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection is NOW OPEN as of Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  The deadline for submitting 2020 EEO-3 data is Monday, November 1, 2021

Filers should visit the newly launched EEO-3 website at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo3 for the latest filing updates and additional information on how to file. By visiting the EEO-3 Filer Support Center located at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo3/support, filers can request assistance as well as find helpful resources, including the 2020 EEO-3 Instruction Booklet, FAQs and a Fact Sheet. Filers may also contact the EEO-3 Filer Support Team at EEO3FilerSupport@EEOCdata.org or toll free at 1-855-EEOC-035 (1-855-336-2035).

The Local Union Report (EEO-3), EEOC Form 274, also referred to as the EEO-3 Report, is a mandatory biennial data collection that requires local unions, specifically local referral unions with 100 or more members, to submit demographic workforce data including membership, applicant, and referral information by race/ethnicity and sex. The filing by eligible local unions is required under section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), 29 CFR 1602.22 and 27-.28.

EEO-4 Data Collection

Update:  New Scheduled Opening of 2021 EEO-4 Data Collection

The 2021 EEO-4 Data Collection is scheduled to open October 2021.  Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the October 2021 opening.

The precise opening date of the collection, as well as the new submission deadline date, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC’s home page at www.eeoc.gov as well as on the new dedicated website for the EEOC’s data collections at https://EEOCdata.org.  As in previous years, a notification letter will also be sent to eligible filers. Please visit https://EEOCdata.org  for more information regarding updates on the data collections. 

When the collection opens, resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available online at https://EEOCdata.org.  The EEOC Filer Support Team will also be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.

The 2019 EEO-4 Data Collection is CLOSED. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the 2019 EEO-4 Data Collection on August 6, 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-4 data was September 30, 2019. Findings from that data collection year can be found here: https://www.eeoc.gov/statistics/job-patterns-minorities-and-women-state-and-local-government-eeo-4

The EEO-4 Report, formally known as the State and Local Government Report, is collected in odd-numbered years from State and Local governments.

EEO-5 Data Collection

Update:  2020 EEO-5 Data Collection Is NOW OPEN

After delaying the opening of the 2020 EEO-5 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the 2020 EEO-5 Data Collection is NOW OPEN as of July 27th. The deadline for submitting 2020 EEO-5 data is Monday, October 4, 2021

Filers should visit the newly launched EEO-5 website at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo5 for the latest filing updates and additional information. By visiting the EEO-5 Filer Support Center located at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo5/support, filers can request assistance as well as find helpful resources, including the 2020 EEO-5 Instruction Booklet, FAQs and a Fact Sheet. Filers may also contact the EEO-5 Filer Support Team at EEO5FilerSupport@EEOCdata.org or toll free at 1-855-EEOC-035 (1-855-336-2035).

The Elementary – Secondary Staff Information Report (EEO-5), EEOC Form 168A, also referred to as the EEO-5 Report, is a mandatory biennial data collection that requires all public elementary and secondary school systems and districts with 100 or more employees to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, and activity assignment classification. The filing by eligible school systems or districts is required under section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), 29 CFR 1602.39 and .41-.45.