EEO and Self-ID compliance

Anonymous - Nov 04, 2021
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My company currently uses the standard EEO ID questions for specific locations where we have federal contracts. I would like to add voluntary self-ID data (race, gender, sex, disability, sexual orientation) to the application form. My understanding is to preserve a “lack of knowledge” defense on failure to hire claims, this data should not be used on the application for federal contractors. My question is, would it be compliant to have voluntary self-id information on the applications for our non federal contracted locations where we don’t use EEOC questions?

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