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Q&A: How do we report non-binary employees on the EEO-1 form?

The current EEO-1 form only provides a male or female option, but there is comment box you can use to report data for non-binary employees by job category and race/ethnicity. The comment box appears on the certification page in the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.

The EEOC asks that you preface this data with the phrase, “Additional Employee Data.” For example, to report a non-binary white administrative assistant, you would type, “Additional Employee Data: 1 non-binary gender employee in Job Category Administrative Support Workers; Race/Ethnicity: White (Not Hispanic or Latino).”

In the future, the EEOC may add an option for easily reporting non-binary employees. We hope that they do.

Answer from Kelley, PHR:
Kelley has 6 years of experience in human resources focused in Payroll and Benefits Administration and Employee Relations for small businesses. She graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Human Resources. In her free time, Kelley enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains with family and running races.

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