The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOC Performance and Accountability Report FY 2004

Verification and Validation of Data

Our private sector, Federal sector, and litigation programs require accurate enforcement data, as well as reliable financial and human resources information, to assess EEOC operations and performance results and make good management decisions. To that end, we continue to enhance our information quality guidelines and verification and validation processes. This includes designing and implementing electronic information systems to ensure accurate and verifiable data.

For example, we deployed a secure, web-based application that enabled approximately 45,000 businesses to electronically submit their annual Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to EEOC. This new system reduces the need for manual data entry of report data and includes automated edits to validate data, calculate totals and compares statistics against the prior year submission. We also implemented a secure, web-based system that enabled all Federal agencies to electronically submit annual F equal employment opportunity statistics (Form 462). This system has improved the quality and timeliness of the information received. In addition, the new Integrated Mission System, which consolidated our mission data on charge intake, investigation, mediation, litigation, and outreach functions into a single shared information system, includes many automated edit checks and rules to enhance data integrity. Since several of our new performance measures require us to use data to assess our achievements, it is significant that we can now receive data substantially more quickly with greater data accuracy.

Our information quality guidelines have been in effect for several years. In addition, we have implemented internal procedures to strengthen our ability to verify and validate the quality of our data before it is released to the public.

This page was last modified on November 18, 2004

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