EEOC RACE/ETHNIC IDENTIFICATION CATEGORIES
Hispanic or Latino
A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
White (Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China,
India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
American Indian or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Two or More Races (Not Hispanic or Latino)
All persons who identify with more than one of the above five races.
Special Disabled Veteran
Defined as a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration for a disability (I) rated at 30% or more, or (ii) rated at 10 or 20% in the case of a veteran who has been determined under Section 1506 to have a serious employment disability, or a person who was discharged from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
Veteran of the Vietnam Era
Defined as a veteran who (a) served on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or (b) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge, or (c) was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of his or her active duty was performed between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.
Other Eligible Veteran
Defined as any veteran who served in a “war” declared by Congress, in a campaign or on an expedition for which a campaign badge, a service medal, or an expeditionary medal has been awarded.