The Employer Information Report (EEO-1) classifies an organization’s employees by job category and then by ethnicity, race, and gender. Due every September, the EEO-1 is submitted to the EEOC and the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Beginning September 30, 2007, employers must use the newly revised EEO-1 Report. Since next September’s report will likely be comprised of data collected this year, organizations must collect information per the new classification format prior to 2007.
The race/ethnicity categories and job classifications of the EEO-1 Report were revised to reflect a new demographic analysis of an organization’s workforce. Job categories were updated to help identify trends in mobility of minorities and women.
Race and Ethnicity Changes
- Adding a new category called "Two or more races";
- Revising the "Asian and Pacific Islanders" category to two separate categories called "Asian" and "Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander";
- Renaming the "Black" category to "Black or African American";
- Renaming the "Hispanic" category to "Hispanic or Latino";
- Strongly endorsing employee self-identification of race and ethnicity, as opposed to visual identification by employers
Job Categorization Changes
The current EEO-1 Report includes nine job categories: Officials and Managers, Professionals, Technicians, Sales, Official and Clerical, Craft Workers (Skilled), Operative (Semiskilled), Laborers (Unskilled), and Service Workers. The revised report will split the Officials and Managers category into two separate classifications based on responsibility and influence within the organization. The two new levels stemming from this category are Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers and First/Mid-Level Officials and Managers. The revised report also moves business and financial positions from the Officials and Managers category to the Professionals category.
The data collected in the EEO-1 Report is used by the EEOC and the OFCCP for two main purposes. The EEOC analyzes the information to determine how particular organizations, industries, or regions are performing in terms of equal employment. The OFCCP uses the data within the reports to select employer facilities for compliance evaluations. By analyzing the EEO-1 data, the OFCCP can establish which facilities are likely to discriminate.
The EEO-1 Report must be submitted by all organizations with 100+ employees and by federal contractors and subcontractors with 50+ employees and government contracts of $50,000 or more. Additionally, the Department of Labor recognizes banks and other financial institutions as government contractors. Consequently, all banks and financial institutions with 50+ employees must have an Affirmative Action Plan and are required to submit the EEO-1 Report. Note: Multiple EEO-1 Reports may be required of organizations with multiple locations and/or a separate corporate headquarters. See http://www.eeoc.gov/eeo1survey/howtofile.html for details.
The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Commission prefers online submission of the report through their Web portal. The online filing system can be accessed here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeo1survey/
Revised EEO-1 Form
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