The EEOC has proposed changes to the EEO-1 form. The EEO-1 form is sent to
private industry employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors
with 50 or more employees. The changes being made are to the racial categories
and to the current job categories by using the 2000 SOC job definitions and
cross-classifying them against the 2000 Census Occupational classification codes.
The proposed EEO-1 instructs the employer that self-identification is the preferred
method of identifying the race and ethnicity of an employee and gives some suggested
questions to encourage the employee to respond by giving different choices.
The current racial categories are:
- White (not of Hispanic origin)
- Black (not of Hispanic Origin)
- Asian or Pacific Islander
- American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The proposed racial categories are:
- Hispanic or Latino
- White, not Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American, not Hispanic or Latino
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, not Hispanic or Latino; Asian,
not Hispanic or Latino.
- American Indian or Alaska Native, not Hispanic or Latino
- Two or more races, not Hispanic or Latino.
The proposed changes to the job classifications include changing the Officials
and Managers job classification to Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers
and Mid-Level Officials and Managers and Lower-Level Officials and Managers.
Comments about the proposed changes should be submitted before August 11, 2003
to Frances M. Hart, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, 10th Floor, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington DC 20507
or by fax to (202) 663-4114. For more information, go to http://www.eeoc.gov.
This article originally appeared at BLR's
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