Every two years, selected public elementary and secondary school districts must fill out and submit EEO-5 compliance surveys as required by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Conducted in even-numbered years, the survey collects data about gender and race/ethnicity by job groupings. The data is used for the agencies’ equal employment opportunity programs, self-assessment by employers, and research.
Selected school districts with 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO-5 survey. The School Reporting Committee, representing the federal agencies, determines which districts must file the report. Districts required to file the report in 2018 will receive a reporting form in the mail.
Every public school district is required to make or keep all records necessary for completing and filing the report EEO-5, regardless of whether or not the district is selected to submit that data.
Data for the EEO-5 survey is due on November 30, 2018, and must include employment statistics that cover the payroll period closest to October 1, 2018. The completed survey may be sent to the address on the form or can be filed electronically using login information mailed with the reporting form.
For more information, including detailed instructions on how to fill out and submit the form, visit the EEOC website.