EEO-5 Submission Due Date Approaching

September 29, 2021 • Karen Dooley

EEO-5 Submission Due Date Approaching

COVID-19 delayed the 2020 biennial collection of EEO-5 data, but the electronic data collection site opened on July 27, 2021, with a due date of Monday, October 4, 2021. 

The Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report (EE0-5), EEOC Form 168A, is a mandatory data collection required for all public elementary and secondary schools with 100 or more employees under Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C 2003-8(c), 29 CFR 1602.39 and .41-.45.  It is a joint requirement of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

School districts with less than 100 employees but with 15 or more employees may be called upon by the Commission to file the report.

To successfully complete the EEO-5 data collection, the filer will need the following information:

  • Registration ID and PIN
  • School system name and address
  • Type of agency which operates the reporting school system
  • Number of schools and annexes operated
  • Total enrollment as of October 1, 2020
  • Workforce data from the pay period closest to October 1, 2020
  • Number of full-time hires between July 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020
  • Sex and Race/Ethnicity of all employees
  • Activity assignment classifications of all employees

School systems not receiving the notification letter should contact the EEO-5 filer support team at for assistance.

Additional resources available to assist school systems in completing this requirement are below:

HR Reporting Requirements, found in the HR Library (member login required), addresses the EEO-5 data collection and other reporting requirements.

Karen Dooley is a senior HR consultant at TASB HR Services. Send Karen an email at

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