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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 Filing Deadline for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

The deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data HAS BEEN CHANGED.  The new filing deadline is NOW Monday, August 23, 2021. 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 https://EEOCdata.org/eeo1 for additional information. 

Filers should visit the newly launched 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, including fact sheets and FAQs. 

EEO-3 Data Collection

Update:  New Scheduled Opening of 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection

After delaying the opening of the 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the EEOC is pleased to announce the 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection is now on schedule to open in 2021. 

The 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection is scheduled to open August 2021.  Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of the August 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 collection. 

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 2018 EEO-3 Data Collection is CLOSED.

The EEO-3 Report, formally known as the Local Union Report, is a biennial data collection conducted every other year in the even calendar years.  The filing deadline was December 31, 2018. Findings from that data collection year can be found here: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeo-3/job-patterns-minorities-and-women-referral-local-unions-eeo-3

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.