EEOC Implements Final Revisions to Employer Information Report

January 30, 2006 ( - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the implementation of final revisions to the Employer Information Report, or EEO-1 Form.

The new EEO-1 report’s race and ethnic categories include the following changes, according to the announcement:

  • A new category “two or more races, not Hispanic or Latino,”
  • Deletion of the “Asian and Pacific Islanders” category,
  • A new category “Asian, not Hispanic or Latino,”
  • A new category “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, not Hispanic or Latino.”

In addition, the EEOC has divided “Officials and Mangers” into two levels based on responsibility and influence in the company, “Executive/Senior Level Officers and Managers” and “First/Mid-Level Officers and Managers.”

The EEOC has moved non-managerial business and financial occupations from the “Officials and Managers” category to the “Professionals” category.

“The new EEO-1 Report recognizes the shifting demographics of today’s workplace,” said Commission Chair Cari Dominguez, in the announcement.   She noted that this was the first major revision of the EEO-1 report since 1966.   “The revised report will also better enable the Commission to accurately monitor the advancement of women and people of color into the upper ranks of management,” she said.

The new format will be required for the first time for the 2007 survey, which is due by September 30, 2007. Employers are expected to use the current format for their 2006 EEO-1 submissions.

The new report, as well as instructions and explanations, can be found  here .