Census 2000 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Special Tabulation
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EEO Special Tabulation Overview. The Census 2000 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) special tabulation provides data on the workforce by detailed occupational category, cross-classified by race/ethnic origin. Within this structure, further breakouts are provided on occupation by industry, by earnings, by educational attainment, and by age. Data are available for places and counties (where these areas meet a minimum population size threshold), metropolitan areas, states, and the U.S.
The Census 2000 EEO special tabulation data became available in December 2003. See the Census EEO Website.
Background. For the 1980 and 1990 Census, the Census Bureau produced the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) file. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other regulatory agencies made use of these data, and required employers to make use of these data, in the operation of affirmative action/equal employment opportunity programs.
Businesses and organizations which prepare affirmative action programs use the decennial census-sourced EEO data to tabulate availability analysis data and establish goals. The EEO file plays an important role in employment discrimination litigation by all parties.
The Census Bureau will not produce a standard EEO file as for the 1980 and 1990 censuses. Similar EEO data will be produced from Census 2000 as a special tabulation. Four federal agencies are working with the Census Bureau to finalize specifications for the special tabulation that will take into account the new OMB guidelines for tabulating race. The EEO special tabulation will use Census 2000 occupational categories based on the newly revised Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).
Over the next year, the EEOC and the other regulatory agencies will revise their forms and rules for employers to report information on occupation, race and ethnicity. These forms and rules will relate to the data contained in the forthcoming Census 2000 EEO special tabulation.
The EEO special tabulation by the Census Bureau under sponsorship Federal agencies including:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Office of Personnel Management
Occupational Categories. Why an EEO file? Why not use the Summary File data? The main answer to this lies in the need for detailed occupational classifications that are not included (to the required level of detail) in the Summary Files.
The census occupational classifications, based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, has more than 500 occupational categories. The SOC system has been extensively revised and the occupational classifications will vary between the 1990 and 2000 EEO data. It will be necessary for even specialists who used the 1990 Census EEO data to examine the new occupational categories before they can simply be applied.
Present policy guidelines require that at least 10,000 persons be in an occupational category for the data to be reported for that category. Occupational categories having fewer than 10,000 will be combined with other categories, likely resulting in fewer that 500 occupational classifications.
More information on Census Bureau occupational classifications is available at these locations:
General occupational information:
Tabulation occupational categories and corresponding SOC categories:
Alphabetical and Classified Indexes of Occupations:
Race and Ethnic Origin Categories. With the change to the Census 2000 questions on race and ethnic origin, as compared with the 1990 and earlier censuses, the race/ethnic data must be tabulated differently. The race/ethnic categories to be used in the EEO tabulations are as follows:
Race and Ethnicity for Other than Hawaii
Race and Ethnicity for Hawaii
Geography. There may be significant changes in the geographic level of tabulation. The 1990 Census EEO data included for places (cities) of 50,000 or more, all counties, metropolitan areas, states, DC, and total US. The Census 2000 EEO data will be tabulated for a subset of these types of areas to prevent disclosure of confidential data. A tabulation area must have a minimum 50,000 population. Metropolitan areas used in the tabulations will be those as defined as of June 30, 1999.
Universes Tabulated. The Census 2000 data (like the 1990 Census counterpart) will be tabulated by place of work and place of residence. Tabulation universes will include:
Occupation by industry
Occupation by earnings categories
Occupation by educational attainment
Occupation by age categories
File Structure; Access. No details are yet available on file structure nor access.
EEO Compliance Contact Information.
U.S. Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
Equal Employment Opportunity Staff
1990 Census EEO Data. 1990 Census EEO data may be accessed via this link: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/eeoindex.html.
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