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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 (Employer Information Report)

The 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is NOW OPEN.  

The deadline for submitting and certifying 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report(s) is Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  To meet this deadline, the EEOC strongly encourages eligible filers to begin the filing process as soon as possible. 

For the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, the EEOC is continuing its efforts to modernize the agency’s EEO data collections and improve the quality of data collected by the agency.  The EEOC is also improving the filing process for filers by making it more user-friendly and streamlining functions within the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System, including additional self-service options and a new Filer Support Team Message Center.

The new Message Center allows filers to submit their requests for assistance to the Filer Support Team within the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System, as well as update requests with new information, terminate requests, and track the status of requests.  It also provides filers with more self-service referencing capabilities to quickly connect to relevant materials addressing their issues.  With the implementation of this new tool, all filer inquiries regarding the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection must be submitted through the Filer Support Team Message Center

Filers should visit the dedicated EEO-1 Component 1 website at www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 to access the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System and to find the latest filing updates and helpful resource materials (e.g., Instruction Booklet, User’s Guide, FAQs, Fact Sheets).  Filers needing additional assistance may learn how to access the Filer Support Team Message Center on the EEO-1 Component 1 website at www.eeocdata.org/eeo1/support/contactus.   

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 demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories.  The filing by eligible employers of the EEO-1 Component 1 Report 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), and 29 CFR 1602.7-.14 and 41 CFR 60-1.7(a).

EEO-3 Data Collection (Local Union Report)

The 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection is now CLOSED.

No additional 2020 EEO-3 Reports will be accepted.  The EEO-3 Filer Support help desk is no longer accepting new requests for assistance. The Filer Support Team will resume normal operations immediately prior to the opening of the 2022 EEO-3 data collection.

The 2022 EEO-3 data collection is tentatively scheduled to open on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-3 data collection will be posted at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo3 as they become available.

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.  

2021 EEO-4 (State and Local Government Information Report) Data Collection

The 2021 EEO-4 Data Collection is now CLOSED.

No additional 2021 EEO-4 Reports will be accepted.  The EEO-4 Filer Support help desk is no longer accepting new requests for assistance. The Filer Support Team will resume normal operations immediately prior to the opening of the 2023 EEO-4 data collection.

Updates regarding the 2023 EEO-4 data collection will be posted at https://eeocdata.org/eeo4 as they become available. 

The State and Local Government Information Report (EEO-4), EEOC Form 164, also referred to as the EEO-4 Report, is a mandatory biennial data collection that requires all State and local governments with 100 or more employees to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, job category, and salary band. The filing by eligible State and local governments 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 1602.30 and .32-.37.

EEO-5 Data Collection (Elementary – Secondary Staff Information Report)

The 2020 EEO-5 Data Collection is now CLOSED.

No additional 2020 EEO-5 Reports will be accepted.  The EEO-5 Filer Support help desk is no longer accepting new requests for assistance. The Filer Support Team will resume normal operations immediately prior to the opening of the 2022 EEO-5 data collection.

The 2022 EEO-5 data collection is tentatively scheduled to open on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-5 data collection will be posted at www.EEOCdata.org/eeo5 as they become available.

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.