Only businesses with a certain number of employees and who meet certain criteria mandated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are required to file the EEO 1 report. To date, there are 10 EEO categories into which employees can be classified.
EEO Job Categories:
1. Executive or Senior Level Officials and Managers
Also known as C-level management, this category refers to senior members within an organization who plan, strategize, direct, and formulate policies. These individuals typically report to the board of directors.
2. First/Mid Level Officials and Managers
These individuals fall under the group, regional or divisional level of the organization. They implement plans and strategies devised by those in the EEO 1 category.
Individuals in this category typically require a tertiary qualification or certification, such as a bachelor's degree, in order to do their jobs.
This category includes employees who require scientific and/or technical skills to perform their jobs, such as those acquired through vocational degrees.
5. Sales Workers
Sales workers include all employees whose primary function is to sell products or services.
6. Administrative Support Workers
These individuals are found in office settings and are responsible for clerical functions such as answering the telephone, filing, typing, or doing payroll.
7. Craft Workers
This category includes trained employees with a specific skill set that allows them to do certain jobs.
Operatives are semi-skilled employees who require minimal training to perform their jobs.
9. Laborers and Helpers
This category includes unskilled workers who perform mostly manual labor and only need some training.
10. Service Workers
Service workers include employees in the service sector who perform a variety of service-related or protective jobs.