EEO/AA Technical Notes
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) data are provided as a tool for assessing the available workforce for given areas of the state. These data can also be helpful in identifying and comparing demographics of the available workforce in various federal occupational categories.
The data in these tables are based on workers' residences and are tabulated by the Census Bureau using American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 5-year data. The non-Hispanic / non-Latino race structure provided by the Census Bureau was collapsed into an abridged configuration. The "Black or African American" category includes "Black or African American alone" and "White and Black." The "Asian" category includes "Asian alone" and "White and Asian." The "American Indian or Alaska Native" category includes "American Indian or Alaska Native alone", "White and American Indian or Alaska Native" and "Black and American Indian or Alaska Native."
The race data provided exclude Hispanics or Latinos, and shows the following races: White; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander; American Indian or Alaska Native; and Other Race(s). Hispanics and/or Latinos may be of any race and are counted separately.
Geographic areas presented are New York State, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in 2009, Census county sets and individual counties. For more information on MSA designations, please see information on metropolitan and micropolitan areas.
In the past, the Census Bureau has periodically reviewed and modified the tables appearing on their website. Therefore, the data appearing in our tables may not be in complete agreement with the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau used non-standard rounding techniques for the EEO tabulation. For information on rounding, confidentiality protection, sampling error, and nonsampling error, see Frequently Asked Questions - EEO Tabulation 2006-2010 (5-year ACS data) and accuracy of the data.
For information on the processing of Equal Opportunity Utilization Analysis plans, please contact the agency that requires and monitors your plan.
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