[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 195 (Friday, October 8, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 54891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-26239]


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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Final Comment Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Final notice of submission for OMB review.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has submitted a request for 
clearance of the information collection described below to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). A notice that the EEOC would be 
submitting this request was published in the Federal Register on July 
21, 1999, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No public 
comments were received.

DATES: Written comments on this final notice must be submitted on or 
before November 8, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this final notice should be submitted to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Danny Werfel, 
Desk Officer for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or electronically 
mailed to [email protected] Requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection request should be addressed to Mr. Neckere at 
the address below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joachim Neckere, Director, Program 
Research and Surveys Division, 1801 L Street, NW., Room 9222, 
Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663-4958 (voice) or (202) 663-7063 (TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Collection Title: Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
    OMB-Number: 0346-0007.
    Frequency of Report: Annual.
    Type of Respondent: Private employer with 100 or more employees and 
some federal government contractors and first-tier contractors with 50 
or more employees.
    Description of Affected Public: Private industry employers and 
businesses, private institutions and organizations, and farms.
    Number of Responses: 170,000 (revised).
    Reporting Hours: 402,700 (revised).
    Number of Forms: 1.
    Federal Cost: $834,635.
    Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), requires employers to make and 
keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment 
practices have or are being committed and to make reports therefrom as 
required by the EEOC. Accordingly, the EEOC has issued regulations 
which set forth the reporting requirements for various kinds of 
employers. Employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees 
and some federal contractors with 50 or more employees have been 
required to submit EEO-1 reports annually since 1966. The individual 
reports are confidential.
    EEO-1 data are used by the EEOC to investigate charges of 
discrimination against employers in private industry. In addition, the 
data are used to support EEOC decisions and conciliations, and for 
research. The data are shared with the Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the U.S. Department of Labor, and 
several other federal agencies. Pursuant to section 709(d) of Title VII 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, EEO-1 data are also shared 
with 86 State and Local Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs).
    Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in 
the annual EEO-1 survey is 45,000 private employers. The estimated 
number of responses per respondent averages between 3 and 4 EEO-1 
reports. The number of annual responses is approximately 170,000 hours 
and the total annual burden is estimated to be 402,700 hours. This 
represents a reduction of 61,000 hours from the previous EEO-1 
information collection request and is due to increased computerization. 
In order to help further reduce burden, respondents are encouraged to 
report data on electronic media such as magnetic tapes or interactive 
diskettes.

    For the Commission.

    Dated: October 4, 1999.
Ida L. Castro,
Chairwoman.
[FR Doc. 99-26239 Filed 10-7-99; 8:45 am]
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