The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the US Department of Labor (EEO) requires employers to report various information about their employees, in particular, their racial/ethnic categories to prevent discrimination based on race/ethnicity. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC is a federal agency charged with ending employment discrimination The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety wage and hour standards The United States is a racially diverse country There is an extensive history of race-based Slavery, the abolishment of it and its economic Unlike most discrimination policies discrimination between, which is the discernment of qualities and recognition of the differences focused here discrimination against is The definitions used in the report have been different at different times.
In 1997, the Office of Management and Budget gave a Federal Register Notice called the "Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity" which defined new racial and ethnic definitions.  As of 2007 September 30, the EEO's EEO-1 report must use these new racial and ethnic definitions in establishing grounds for racial or ethnic discrimination.  The racial and ethnic definitions are the same as the official definitions on the US Census. If an employee identifies their ethnicity as "Hispanic or Latino" as well as a race, then their race is not reported in EEO-1, but it is kept as part of the employment record.