How to Submit
Who Must File
The EEO-3 Report is a mandatory biennial data collection that requires local unions, specifically local referral unions with 100 or more members, to submit demographic workforce data, including membership, applicant, and referral information by race/ethnicity and sex. The filing by eligible local referral 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.
“Referral Union” is a term which describes unions under whose normal methods of operation individuals customarily and regularly seek or gain employment through the union or an agent of the union.
For the purposes of this report, a local union will be considered to be a local referral union only if it:
- Operates a hiring hall or hiring office (in its own behalf or through a joint council or other referral agent), or
- Has an arrangement under which one or more employers are required to consider or hire persons referred by the union or its agent, or
- Has 10 percent or more of its members employed by employers which customarily and regularly look to the local union, or any agent of the local union, for employees to be hired on a casual or temporary basis, for a specified period of time, or for the duration of a specified job.
What Will I Need?
- Registration ID and PIN (provided via email and U.S. mail for returning filers, or at registration for new filers)
- Local union/local referral union name, mailing address, and union office address (if different)
- Knowledge of whether the local union/local referral union is affiliated with or chartered by a national or international union or national federation and if so, the name and address of the affiliated national or international organization
- Knowledge of whether the local union/local referral union is affiliated with the AFL-CIO
- Eligible local referral unions must also provide summary demographic workforce data including race/ethnicity and sex broken down by members, applicants, and referrals:
- For membership information in the referral unit, including applicants for membership during the “past year,” local referral unions should use the period from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
- For referrals, including number of persons referred, the number of referrals, and applicants for referrals, local referral unions should use any two-month period between August 1, 2022 and November 30, 2022.
Access the EEO-3 Online Filing System
All filers must have a registered account in the EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS) to access Local Union/Local Referral Union records and/or file their EEO-3 Report(s).
Returning users may log in to the EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS) by visiting https://eeocdata.org/eeo3/signin and entering the email address and password they established for the 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection. Returning users will be prompted to reset their password before proceeding. If you do not know your password, select “Forgot Password.”
New users will be required to create an individual user account to access the EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS). This can be done by visiting https://eeocdata.org/eeo3/signin and selecting “Create an Account.” After creating an account and logging in to the EEO-3 OFS, new users can link their individual user account to a Local Union/Local Referral Union record by selecting “Add Local Union/Local Referral Union to List” on the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page and entering the Registration ID and PIN provided on their local union/local referral union’s annual notification letter sent via U.S. mail and email in October 2022.
If you do not have a Registration ID and PIN, you can link a local union/local referral union to your account by completing the “Change of Contact” form that can be accessed by selecting “Add Local Union/Local Referral Union to List” on the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page. Please follow the onscreen instructions to access the form and complete a Change of Contact request. Please note that a Change of Contact request must be reviewed by the Filer Support Team.
New Local Union/Local Referral Union Registration
Local unions/local referral unions that are eligible to file the EEO-3 Report must register their local union/local referral union in the EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS) if they have never filed or have not filed in the past five (5) years. New and returning users should see “Access the EEO-3 Online Filing System” above for instructions on how to access the OFS. After logging in, you can register a new local union/local referral union by selecting “Add Local Union/Local Referral Union to List” on the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page. Users should have the Local Union/Local Referral Union name and address available to complete the New Local Union/Local Referral Union Registration process.
Eligible local unions/local referral unions are required to file and certify the 2022 EEO-3 Report by Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
If your local union/local referral union is not eligible to file in 2022, you still must certify that you are ineligible in 2022 within the EEO-3 Online Filing System.
Security Privacy Notice
Please note that data transferred using the EEO-3 Online Filing System is encrypted.