Notice to filers who have not submitted and certified their 2022 EEO-5 Report:
The published deadline to submit and certify the 2022 EEO-5 Report was Tuesday, November 22, 2022. All filers who have not submitted and certified their mandatory 2022 EEO-5 Report by the November 22, 2022, deadline will have through Tuesday, January 10, 2023, to submit and certify their 2022 EEO-5 Report.
Please submit and certify your school system or district’s EEO-5 Report as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2023, in order to comply with the EEOC’s mandatory filing requirements. Once the January 10, 2023, deadline passes, no additional 2022 EEO-5 Reports will be accepted, and filers will be out of compliance with their mandatory 2022 EEO-5 filing obligation.
Filers needing additional assistance may learn how to access the EEO-5 OFS, as well as request additional assistance from the Filer Support Team, by submitting a request to the Message Center. Instructions on how to access the Message Center are available at https://eeocdata.org/eeo5/support/contactus.
If you have already submitted a request to the Filer Support Team and are awaiting a response, please be advised that the Filer Support Team is in the process of addressing all requests. We ask that filers only contact the Filer Support Team once regarding the same issue.
The deadline for submitting and certifying the 2022 EEO-3 Report is Tuesday, December 6, 2022. To meet this deadline, the EEOC strongly encourages eligible filers to begin the filing process as soon as possible.
For the 2022 EEO-3 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-3 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-3 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 2022 EEO-3 data collection must be submitted through the Filer Support Team Message Center.
Filers should visit the dedicated EEO-3 website at https://eeocdata.org/eeo3 to access the EEO-3 Online Filing System and to find the latest filing updates and helpful resource materials (e.g., Instruction Booklet, User’s Guide, FAQs, and a Fact Sheet). Filers needing additional assistance may learn how to access the Filer Support Team Message Center on the EEO-3 website at https://eeocdata.org/eeo3/support/contactus.
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 employees to submit demographic workforce data, including data 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. Please note that the 2020 EEO-3 local union/local referral union data collection was delayed until August 2021 due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) public health emergency. In 2022, the EEO-3 has returned to its normal, biennial data collection schedule in even years (i.e., 2022, 2024, 2026). The 2022 EEO-3 Data Collection will open on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. It requires eligible local unions, specifically local referral unions with 100 or more members, to submit 2022 EEO-3 demographic workforce data, including membership, applicant, and referral information by race/ethnicity and sex.
2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection (Employer Information Report)
The 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is now CLOSED. No additional 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports will be accepted.Please be advised that the Message Center is no longer accepting any requests for assistance. The Message Center will resume normal operations immediately prior to the opening of the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection.
The 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is tentatively scheduled to open in April 2023. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, including the opening date, will be posted to www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 as updates become available.
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.
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.