U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEO Reports / Surveys

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 is collected using the reports below and is used for a variety of purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. Each of the reports collects data about gender 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 is available to the public.

EEO-1 Component 1 Report

The 2019 EEO-1 survey is not yet opened. The EEOC is currently in the process of seeking approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to collect the EEO-1 survey for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  The EEOC is seeking to collect Component 1 of the survey and to discontinue the collection of Component 2 pay data.  See, EEO-1 30-Day PRA Notice. The opening of the collection, as well as the new deadline date, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC home page and sending a notification letter to eligible EEO-1 filers. When the survey opens, the EEOC will provide online resources to assist filers with their submissions and the EEOC's helpdesk will be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filing assistance (including, for example, guidance on processing mergers and acquisitions and other corporate changes).

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened the 2018 Component 1 EEO-1 survey on March 18, 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data was May 31, 2019.  Findings from that survey year can be found here:

EEO-1 Component 2 Report

UPDATE: Pursuant to the February 10, 2020 court order in the matter of National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458 (D.D.C.), the EEOC's EEO-1 Component 2 "pay data" collection for 2017 and 2018 is now complete. The EEOC is no longer accepting filings of EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for either 2017 or 2018.

EEO-3 Report

The 2018 EEO-3 Survey is CLOSED.

The EEO-3 Report, formally known as the Local Union Report, is a biennial survey conducted every other year in the even calendar years.  The filing deadline was December 31, 2018.

EEO-4 Report

The 2019 EEO-4 Survey is CLOSED. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the 2019 EEO-4 survey on August 6, 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-4 data was September 30, 2019.

The EEO-4 Report, formally known as the State and Local Government Report, is collected in odd-numbered years from State and Local governments. If you have questions about this survey, or to be placed on a mailing list you may email, call the EEO-4 Coordinator at 1-877-439-2572, or send a fax to (202) 663-7130.

EEO-5 Report

The 2018 EEO-5 Survey is CLOSED.

The EEO-5 Report, formally known as the Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report, is a joint requirement of the EEOC and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Education. It is conducted biennially, in the even numbered years, and covers all public elementary and secondary school districts with 100 or more employees in the United States. The filing deadline was November 30, 2018.