Proposed Changes to the EEO-1 Reporting Form

On June 11, 2003, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a list of proposed changes to the EE0-1 reporting form. A sample of the proposed form can be found below. The EEOC will accept written comments concerning the proposed changes through August 10, 2003. A public hearing will also be held to discuss these changes.

Sample Proposed EEO-1 Form

EEO-1 forms must be filed on or before September 30 each year. Employers must fill out an EEO-1 form if they have 100 or more employees, or if they have 50 or more employees and have Federal contracts totaling $50,000 or more. Proposed changes to the EEO-1 form will not be implemented before 2004.

The proposed from contains seven race and ethnicity categories. The Asian or Pacific Islander category is separated into two distinct categories, one for Asians and another for Pacific Islanders. A new category is added for employees who identify themselves as belonging to two or more races. A comparison between the current race categories and the proposed categories can be seen in table 1. The EEOC strongly encourages self-identification for race. A suggested employee questionnaire on race and ethnicity is provided below. However, if self-identification is not possible, post-employment records or observer identification may be substituted.

Table 1: Current and Proposed EEO-1 Race Categories

Current EEO-1

Proposed EEO-1


Hispanic or Latino (This category includes all employees who answer--YES--to the question--are you Hispanic or Latino?)

White (Not of Hispanic Origin)

White not Hispanic or Latino

Black (Not of Hispanic Origin)

Black or African American not Hispanic or Latino

Asian or Pacific Islander

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander not Hispanic or Latino

Asian not Hispanic or Latino

American Indian or Alaskan Native

American Indian or Alaska Native not Hispanic or Latino

Two or more Races not Hispanic or Latino

In addition to the changes to the race and ethnicity categories, the proposed form modifies and expands existing job categories using the 2000 Bureau of the Census occupational classification codes. Job categories are based on the "average" skills, knowledge, and responsibilities necessary for each occupation. Proposed changes to the current EEO-1 job categories are shown in table 2. A more detailed description of the current EEO-1 job categories can be found at the bottom of this page.


Table 2: Current and Proposed EEO-1 Job Categories

Current EEO-1

Proposed EEO-1

1. Officials and Managers

1.1 Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers

1.2 Mid-Level Officials and Managers

1.3 Lower-Level Officials and Managers

2. Professionals

2. Professionals

3. Technicians

3. Technicians

4. Sales Workers

4. Sales Workers

5. Office and Clerical

5. Administrative Support Workers

6. Craft Workers (Skilled)

6. Service Workers

7. Operatives (Semi-skilled)

7. Craft Workers

8. Laborers (Unskilled)

8. Operatives

9. Service Workers

9. Laborers and Helpers


EE0-1 Job Category Descriptions

Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers. Individuals who plan, direct and formulate policies, set strategy and provide the overall direction of companies/organizations for the development and delivery of products or services at a global or national level, within the parameters approved by boards of directors or other governing bodies. Residing in the highest levels of organizations, these executives plan, direct or coordinate activities with the support of subordinate executives and staff managers. Examples of these kinds of managers are: Chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, line of business heads, presidents or executive vice-presidents of functional areas or operating groups, chief information officers, chief human resources officers, chief marketing officers, chief legal officers, management directors and managing partners. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 001-010)

Mid-Level Officials and Managers. Individuals who oversee and direct the delivery of products, services or functions at group, regional or divisional levels of organizations. They get their directions from the executive/senior level management. These jobs include vice president or director. They typically lead departments, divisions, programs, regional offices or other major business units. Through subordinate managers and within parameters established by executive/senior management, they implement policies, processes, products, services, programs and other directives of executive/senior management. Examples of these kinds of managers include: group, regional or divisional controllers; treasurers; human resources; information systems; marketing; and operations managers. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 011-016)

Lower-Level Officials and Managers. Individuals at functional, line of business segment or branch levels who are responsible for directing and executing the day-to-day operational objectives of companies/ organizations, directly supervising the activities of exempt and non-exempt personnel. Reporting to mid-level officials and managers, they may be first-line managers, team or unit managers. Examples of these types of managers include: operations and production managers; branch managers; administrative services managers; purchasing and managers; storage and distribution managers; call center or customer service managers; technical support managers; and brand or product managers. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupational Codes: 020-043, 050-060, 070-073, 081-095, 470-471, 601, 666, 931)

Professionals. Most jobs in this category require bachelor and graduate degrees, and/or professional, certification, In some instances, comparable experience may establish a person's qualifications. These kinds of positions include: accountants and auditors; airplane pilots and flight engineers; architects; artists; chemists; computer programmers; designers; dietitians; editors; engineers; lawyers; librarians; mathematical scientists; natural scientists; registered nurses; physical scientists; physicians and surgeons; social scientists; teachers; surveyors and similar workers (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 062, 080, 100-153, 160-186, 200-211, 220-243, 255-286, 291-326, 434, 493, 903)

Technicians. Jobs in this category include activities that require applied scientific skills, usually obtained by bachelor degree education, although in some instances additional training, certification, or comparable experience is required. These types of positions include: drafters; emergency medical technicians; dental hygienists; and licensed vocational nurses. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 154-156, 190-196, 290, 300-354, 904)

Sales Workers. These jobs include non-managerial activities that wholly and primarily involve direct sales. These types of positions: include: advertising sales agents; insurance sales agents; real estate brokers and sales agents; wholesale and retail sales agents; securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents; personal financial advisors; telemarketers; demonstrators; retail sales workers; counter and rental clerks; and cashiers. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 470-492, 494-496)

Administrative Support Workers. These jobs involve non-managerial tasks providing administrative and support assistance, primarily in office settings. These types of positions include: office and administrative support workers; bookkeepers; accounting and auditing clerks; cargo and freight agents; dispatchers; couriers; data entry keyers; computer operators; shipping receiving and traffic clerks; word processors and typists; proofreaders; desktop publishers; and general office clerks. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 214-215, 244-254, 500-593)

Service Workers. This overall category includes four subcategories, covering food service, cleaning service, personal service, and protective service activities. Skill may be acquired through formal training, job-related training or direct experience. Food service positions include: cooks, bartenders and other food service workers. Personal service positions include: medical assistants and other healthcare support positions; hairdressers; ushers; and transportation attendants. Cleaning service positions include: cleaners, janitors, and porters. The protective service worker subcategory includes: transit and railroad police and fire fighters; guards; private detectives; and investigators. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 360-420, 422-224, 430-432, 440-465)

Craft Workers. This category includes higher skilled occupations in construction (building trades craft workers and their formal apprentices) and natural resource extraction workers. Examples include: boilermakers; brick and stone masons; carpenters; electricians; painters (both construction and maintenance); glazers, pipe-layers; pipe-fitters and plumbers; plasterers; roofers; elevator installers; earth-drillers; derrick operators, oil and gas rotary drill operators; and blasters and explosive workers. Also includes occupations related to the installation, maintenance and part-replacement of equipment, machines and tools, such as automotive mechanics; aircraft mechanics, electric and electronic equipment repairers. This category also contains some production occupations that are distinguished by the high degree of skill and precision required to perform them, based on clearly-defined task specifications, such as millwrights; etchers and engravers; tool and die makers; and pattern makers. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 620-625, 630-653, 670-674, 676-756, 762-770, 774, 803, 806, 813, 816, 823, 825, 833, 835, 845, 850-851, 855-862, 875-876, 891, 951-952)

Operatives. This category includes intermediate skilled occupations and includes workers who operate machines or factory-related processing equipment. Most of these occupations do not usually require more than several months of training. Examples include: textile machine workers; laundry and dry cleaning workers; milliners; photographic process workers; weaving machine operators; electrical and electronic equipment assemblers; semiconductor processors; testers and graders; bakers; and butchers or other meat, poultry or fish-processing workers. Also includes occupations of generally intermediate skill levels that are concerned with operating and controlling equipment to facilitate the movement of people or materials, such as: bridge and lock tenders; truck, bus or taxi driver; industrial truck and tractor (forklift) operators; parking lot attendants; sailors; conveyor operators; and hand-packers and packagers. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 604, 771-773, 775-801, 804, 810, 814-815, 820-822, 824, 826-832, 834, 836-842, 846, 853-854, 863-874, 880-886, 892-894, 896, 900, 912-930, 933-935, 941-942, 956-960, 964-965, 975)

Laborers and Helpers. This category includes workers with more limited skills who require only brief training to perform tasks that require little or no independent judgment. Examples include: production and construction worker helpers; vehicle and equipment cleaners; laborers; freight, stock and material movers; service station attendants; construction laborers, refuse and recyclable materials collectors; septic tank servicers; and sewer pipe cleaners. (2000 Bureau of the Census Occupation Codes: 421, 425, 435, 600, 605-613, 626, 660, 675, 761, 895, 936, 961-963, 972)


Employee Questionnaire on Race and Ethnicity

The suggested employee questionnaire on race and ethnicity below are two questions, the first is about your ethnicity and the second about your race. You are to answer both questions. In answering the second question, you may select one or more races. The summarized information is reported to the Federal government for civil rights enforcement and monitoring purposes. For these purposes, if you mark ``Yes, Hispanic or Latino'', your race will not be reported. The summarized information on race will be reported in the following categories only:

  1. White
  2. Black or African American
  3. Asian
  4. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  5. American Indian or Alaska Native
  6. Two or More Races

If you select more than one race, you will be reported to the Two or More Races category. For example, if you select Black and American Indian or Alaska Native, you will be reported in the Two or More Races category.

Question 1--Ethnicity - Are our Hispanic or Latino?

------ No, not Hispanic or Latino

------ Yes, Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

Question 2--Race - What is your race? Select one or more of the following five race categories.

------ White--A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

------ Black or African American--A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

------ Asian--A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

------ Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander--A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

------ American Indian or Alaska Native--A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South American (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

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