Using the EEO File to Examine 21st Century Workforce Diversity

Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau
Liana Christin Landivar, U.S. Census Bureau
Melissa Chiu, U.S. Census Bureau
Ana J. Montalvo, U.S. Census Bureau

On November 29, 2012 the U.S. Census Bureau will release new EEO tabulation files. This group of unique tables constitutes the external benchmark government and private agencies use to compare the age, race, sex, and ethnic composition of an employer’s workforce with its available labor market. It also informs organizations as they develop and update their affirmative action plans. Federal agencies responsible for monitoring employment practices and enforcing civil rights laws use these tables, as do private-sector employers so they can measure their compliance with the laws. This poster will introduce the new EEO file, providing details on its source data, its structure, and the specific characteristic crosses offered by the tables. It will then highlight some areas of research that this data product may inform.

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Presented in Poster Session 9