The Employer Information Report and OSHA Record Keeping
The U.S. government has federal agencies in place to regulate and administer human resources activities. Among these agencies are the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agencies enforce workplace equality and occupational safety.
The EEOC enacts laws against workplace discrimination and monitors organizations’ hiring practices. The EEOC seeks to prevent discrimination by requiring qualified organizations to complete an EEOC form 100 annually. The government created this report to amass statistics about America’s workforce.
This online questionnaire requests companies to provide information in regards to their employees by job category and then by ethnicity, race and gender. “The EEOC analyzes those reports to identify patterns of discrimination, which the agency can then attack through class-action lawsuit” (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart & Wright, 2011). It is also used for a variety of other purposes including enforcement, self-assessment by employers, and research. “This form should be completed by all private employers with 100 or more employees and are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and federal contractors with 50 or more employees” (EEOC, 2012).
The EEOC form 100 impacts companies, leaders, and employees significantly. It ensures that all individuals, males-females and all races have a fair opportunity in a hiring process, in competing for promotions, and equal access to training/professional development opportunities. Companies are able to achieve a diverse and high quality workforce because of the EEO laws. It prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, evaluation, promotion, training, compensation, discipline, retention and working conditions. When those opportunities have not been available to all groups in the past because of discrimination, affirmative employment is required to overcome the effect of such bias.
OSHA’s mission is to help employers and employees reduce on the job injuries, illnesses and deaths. When employees stay safe and healthy, companies can reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs and medical expenses, decreased payout for return-to-work programs, reduce faulty products, and lower costs for job accommodations for injured