Employers, including federal contractors, recently were required to file revised EEO-1 reports. The revised EEO-1 report incorporates new race and ethnic categories by dividing the “Asian or Pacific Islander” category and adding a new category for “two or more races.” The EEO-1 report also modifies the Officials and Managers job category by dividing it into two subgroups – Executives/Senior Level and First/Mid Level Officials.

OFCCP has not yet amended its regulations to require contractors to collect and maintain information about employees’ race and ethnicity as incorporated in the revised EEO-1 report. It has, however, offered guidance stating that contractors will not be cited for noncompliance if they use the race and ethnic categories required by the revised EEO-1 report or if they continue to use the categories required by the former EEO-1 report when preparing their affirmative action plans.

Note: This article was published in the August – December 2007 “Double Issue” of The Employment Law Authority.

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