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EEOC Data Collection

Private Employers

EEO-1 REPORT

EEO-1 Component 1 data are collected annually from private firms with 100 or more employees or firms with a Federal contract that have 50 or more employees and hold a contract with the federal government worth $50,000 or more.

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Referral unions

EEO-3 REPORT

The EEO-3 Report, formally known as the Local Union Report, is a biennial data collection conducted every other year in the even-numbered calendar years from Local Referral Unions.

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state/local governments

EEO-4 REPORT

The EEO-4 Report, formally known as the State and Local Government Report, is a biennial data collection conducted every other year in the odd-numbered calendar years from State and Local governments.

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school districts

EEO-5 REPORT

The EEO-5 Report, formally known as the Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report, is a biennial data collection typically conducted every other year in the even-numbered calendar years from all public elementary and secondary school systems and districts with 100 or more employees in the United States.

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Announcements

08/18/2021

NEW AND FINAL DEADLINE ANNOUNCED – EEO-1 COMPONENT 1 REPORTS DUE OCTOBER 25, 2021

Recognizing the continuing impact of the pandemic on business operations, the deadline to submit and certify your 2019/2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data 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.

For those filers who have contacted the EEO-1 Component 1 Help Desk and are awaiting a response, we ask for your patience as the Filer Support Team works through these requests. We will ensure that all filers will be able to file and that no one will be excluded.

We also ask that filers only contact the EEO-1 Component 1 Help Desk once regarding the same issue. Filers making multiple contacts for the same issue via phone, email, and online inquiry and/or from different email addresses with the same employer are increasing the number of requests into the help desk resulting in further delays.

06/01/2021

DATA FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS

EEOC-approved data file upload specifications are now available for both single-establishment and multi-establishment filers who wish to upload data through the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System for the 2019/2020 data collection.

Both single-establishment and multi-establishment can submit and certify their data now via the upload function in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.

05/26/2021

DATA FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS

EEOC-approved data file upload specifications are now available for single-establishment and multi-establishment filers who wish to upload data through the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System for the 2019/2020 data collection.

Single-Establishment Filers: Beginning Wednesday, May 26th, single-establishment filers will be able to submit and certify their data via the upload function in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.

Multi-Establishment Filers: Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, multi-establishment filers will be able to submit and certify their data via the upload function in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.

04/26/2021

The EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System is now available.

Companies that have filed before: You will receive a letter via US Mail that includes your Company ID and Passcode (sent on April 19, 2021). Use these credentials to create a new user account in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System. Select “Get Started” on the EEO-1 homepage to begin the process. Please note that credentials from prior data collections will not work in the new EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.

Companies filing for the first time: You must first register your company, and next create a user account in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System. Select “Get Started” on the EEO-1 homepage to begin the process.

Employers must file the EEO-1 Component 1 Report for each year they were in business and met the filing requirements. Eligible companies will be required to first file for 2019, then file for 2020 after the 2019 report is submitted and certified.

What's New?

Enhanced customer service and support center resources.

An updated Online Filing System and platform.

EEOC has partnered with Westat, a private research and data collection firm, to conduct and manage the EEO data collections.

EEO Data Collection

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) processes employer information data that are used by the EEOC to investigate charges of discrimination against private employers, local referral unions, State and local governments and public elementary and secondary school systems or districts. The reports require information on employment status by sex and race/ethnicity. 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 are used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. Each of the reports collects data about sex 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 are available to the public.

About EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

EEOC carries out their work through their headquarters offices in Washington, D.C. and through 53 field offices serving every part of the nation.