The deadline to submit and certify the mandatory 2021 EEO-4 Report was Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
If your state or local government has not yet filed its 2021 EEO-4 Report(s), please do so as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 in order to comply with the EEOC’s mandatory filing requirements.
Once the February 15th, 2022 deadline passes, NO additional 2021 EEO-4 Reports will be accepted.
Pending 2021 EEO-4 Help Desk Ticket: If you have a pending help desk ticket, please be advised that the EEO-4 Filer Support Team is continuing to process those tickets and will be contacting you as soon as possible.
EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection (Employer Information Report)
EEO-3 Data Collection (Local Union Report)
EEO-5 Data Collection (Elementary – Secondary Staff Information Report)
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.