The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced changes to the statistical categories used to collect race/ethnicity data for the state and local government report (EEO-4). The statewide systems were updated to comply with the new standards.
Effective April 1, 2019, valid race/ethnicity values in USPS, SPRS, HRIS and CAPPS are:
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Two or More Races
The Comptroller’s office strongly recommends that state agencies subject to EEO-4 reporting reevaluate any employee previously identified in your systems as Asian/Other Pacific Islander; these are now two distinct categories. Since the option to indicate more than one race is now available, you may choose to reevaluate your entire population.
Note: Institutions of higher education are not included in the EEO-4 report.