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Race/Ethnic Identification Codes

The concept of race as used by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not denote clearcut scientific definitions of anthropological origins. For the purposes of this report, an employee may be included in the group to which he or she appears to belong, identifies with, or is regarded in the community as belonging. However, no person should be counted in more than one race/ethnic category.

The five race/ethnic categories are defined as follows:

White (not of Hispanic Origin) - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.

Black (not of Hispanic Origin) - A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South America or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Island. This area includes, for example, China, Indian, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.

American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.