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UP posts past three years' equal employment opportunity reports online


Union Pacific Railroad recently uploaded its certified equal employment opportunity-1 (EEO-1) reports from 2018, 2019 and 2020 onto its website.

The data supplements quarterly workforce reports and UP’s annual “Building America’ report, which shows the demographic composition of the railroad’s workforce and highlights diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts.

The Class I aims to attract and retain a diverse workforce to access the broad skills, character and perspectives it needs to foster innovative ideas and help customers compete on a global playing field, UP officials said in a press release.

"Transparency is a key objective if we want to move the needle. Our managers must understand the best way to unleash the full potential of our workforce is to embrace diversity and lead diverse teams,” said UP Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Beth Whited. “These reports help us know where we are today and guide us as we move forward and identify solutions to help us achieve our D&I goals."

EEO-1 reports are based on employee self-identification and on categories that are applied uniformly across industries to ensure consistency. The D&I quarterly report and Building America report show results based on the way UP is structured as a company and include active employees, which better reflects the human resources available to the company, UP officials said.

In addition, the D&I and Building America reports provide minority data as one measurement while EEO-1 reports break down minority data into different employee groups.

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