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What is the EEO-3 Report?

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 members, to submit demographic workforce data including membership, applicant and referral information 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.

When is the 2022 EEO-3 Report filing deadline?

The 2022 EEO-3 data collection will open on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The EEO-3 Report for calendar year 2022 must be filed no later than Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

If a local union/local referral union has never filed an EEO-3 Report before, how can they get started?

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 signing in to the EEO-3 OFS, users 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 screen. Users should have the Union Name and Address available to complete the new local union/local referral union registration process.

How can returning filers access the 2022 EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS)?

Returning filers may sign 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 filers will be prompted to reset their password before proceeding. If you do not know your password, select “Forgot Password.”

Which local unions/local referral unions are required to file the EEO-3?

The EEO-3 is a biennial report requiring local unions to provide certain union identification and eligibility information to the EEOC. The EEO-3 further requires eligible local referral unions to provide summary demographic workforce data including race/ethnicity and sex broken down by membership, applicant, and referral information.

“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 a local referral union only if it:

  1. Operates a hiring hall or hiring office (in its own behalf or through a joint council or other referral agent), or
  2. Has an arrangement under which one or more employers are required to consider or hire persons referred by the local union or its agent, or
  3. 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.

The local union will not be considered a local referral union where there are only occasional referrals to an employer who relies on sources other than the local union, or an agent of the local union, for a substantial portion of all hires. For example, a local union representative in an industrial plant who occasionally recommends persons for a job at the employer’s request would not in itself result in the classification of that local union as a local referral union.

Only local unions located in the 50 States and the District of Columbia, excluding Hawaii, should be reported. No reports should be filed for local unions in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other American protectorates. However, reports are required for local union members regularly employed within the 50 states and the District of Columbia, except Hawaii, by foreign-owned companies.

What are the options for submitting the 2022 EEO-3 Report?

The EEOC requires that EEO-3 Reports be submitted electronically via the EEO-3 Online Filing System at https://eeocdata.org/eeo3. Data can be entered directly into the online application through the EEO-3 OFS. Filers can access the EEO-3 OFS on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

If a local union/local referral union has never filed an EEO-3 Report before, how can they get started?

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 signing in to the EEO-3 OFS, users 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 screen. Users should have the Union Name and Address available to complete the new local union/local referral union registration process.

How can local unions/local referral unions add or update a point of contact for the 2022 EEO-3 data collection?

Users who have access to the union in the EEO-3 Online Filing System (OFS) can update the union’s contacts by selecting the appropriate local union/local referral union from the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page. On the Local Union/Local Referral Union Dashboard page, select the “Review/Confirm Local Union/Local Referral Union Contacts” step. To add a new union contact, select “Add New Contact”. To update or delete an existing union contact, select “Edit/Delete” next to the appropriate contact.

If an individual needs to update a union’s point(s) of contact and does not currently have access to the local union/local referral union in the EEO-3 OFS, the individual can visit https://eeocdata.org/eeo3 and select “Get Started” to create and/or log in to their user account. Once logged in, users should select “Add Local Union/Local Referral Union to List” on the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page. Filers should follow the prompts to link their user account to the union. After successfully linking to a union record, the user can select the union on the Your Local Union/Local Referral Union List page. On the Local Union/Local Referral Union Dashboard page, select the “Review/Confirm Local Union/Local Referral Union Contacts” step. To add a new union contact, select “Add New Contact.” To update or delete an existing union contact, select “Edit/Delete” next to the appropriate contact.

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