Comply with the New EEO Regulations for the 2007 Filing

  • by Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, EPI-USE Labs
  • April 15, 2006
A new US Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law change that became official in December 2005 requires you to add two different SAP classifications for race and job. To prepare to implement these changes in 2007, you need to map from the old job codes to the new and use a collection method to re-collect the race data and load it into your SAP system.
Key Concept
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)-1 is the primary reporting form many private employers and government contractors use to provide the United States government with information about the ethnicity, race, and gender of their workers. Your SAP system collects the necessary information to produce the EEO-1 report. The new form is effective for filing with the 2007 reporting cycle.

The US Government Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised the standards for the classification of federal data on race/ethnicity and job code classifications. Although the standards changed slightly in the early 1980s, this is the first significant revision to the EEO-1 reporting form since it was first issued in the mid-1960s. The two major changes affect:

  • Job classifications

  • Race classifications

The OMB recommends that organizations not begin collecting and maintaining this information until early 2007. The following describes the changes you must make to the job and race classifications for the 2007 filing.

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

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