Data collection updating plan
The intent is to streamline, not duplicate, the current data reconciliation and reporting processes.The Commission authorizes the utilization of EEOC data to study harassment trends.
It authorizes a series of data collection, reporting and research efforts to be undertaken, as resources permit, beginning in FY2016 and continuing if necessary into FY2017.If a large number of missing values affect a data field that is important for analysis, ORIP will work with the relevant EEOC office (i.e.the Office of Field Programs, the Office of General Counsel, or the Office of Federal Operations, depending on the specific database), to address the limitation.The tasks to be undertaken during the review and update are as follows: In all live databases, the data may change every day as users make corrections or adjustments to previously entered information.Although this is a necessary function to keep data current and correct, it can cause problems when data released from the live database conflicts with data previously published by the EEOC.This information is used for a variety of purposes, including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research.
Each of the EEO reports is a collection of data about gender, race, and ethnicity by job grouping.
 The Office of Information Technology (OIT) maintains the IMS and the federal sector databases.
Decisions about what data are maintained and added to or deleted/archived from the enforcement data included in the IMS database are made with input under the authorities outlined in the Privacy Act and other program responsibilities assigned to the Office of Field Programs (OFP), the Office of General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Federal Operations (OFO) and ORIP.
Implementation of each of the initiatives and projects identified in this Plan is subject to available resources, and a cost-benefit analysis, as determined by the Chair, in consultation with the Commission.
The Commission may focus on research and data initiatives in addition to those identified here.
In addition, the Commission authorizes support of an EEO Academic Data Center that will house valuable EEO data and serve as a resource for academic studies that will benefit the Commission and the public.