Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection; Emergency Extension


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a 90-day emergency extension of the Local Union Report (EEO-3), to be effective after the current October 31, 2010 expiration date.

For further information contact:

Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, 131 M Street, NE., Room 4SW30F, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663-4958 (voice) or (202) 663-7063 (TTY).

Supplementary information:

The EEOC has collected information from local unions on the EEO-3 form since 1966 (biennially since 1985).

Overview of Information Collection

Collection Title: Local Union Report (EEO-3).

OMB Number:3046-0006.

Frequency of Report: Biennial.

Type of Respondent: Referral local unions with 100 or more members.

Description of Affected Public: Referral local unions and independent or unaffiliated referral unions and similar labor organizations.


Reporting Hours:4,500 (including recordkeeping).

Cost to Respondents:$85,000.

Federal Cost:$60,000.

Number of Forms:1.

Form Number: EEOC Form 274.

Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), requires labor organizations to make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce reports from the data. The EEOC issued regulations requiring referral local unions with 100 or more members to submit EEO-3 reports. The individual reports are confidential. The EEOC uses EEO-3 data to investigate charges of discrimination and for research.

Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in the biennial EEO-3 survey is 1,399 referral unions. The form is estimated to impose 4,500 burden hours biennially. In order to help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged to report data electronically whenever possible.

Dated: September 23, 2010.

For the Commission.

Jacqueline A. Berrien,


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