Equal employment opportunity definitions

Ethnicity Definitions

The following definitions are provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; please select one that most closely resembles your ethnicity

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/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 American), 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.

I wish not to Self-Identify

Select this option if you prefer not to disclose your race or ethnicity.

Classification of Protected Veterans Definitions

As a Government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we are required to submit a report to the United States Department of Labor each year identifying the number of our employees belonging to each specified “protected veteran” category. If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below.


Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran

A veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Disabled Veteran

1. A veteran of the U.S. Military ground, naval, or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or 2. A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Recently Separated Veteran

Any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veterans discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

Active Wartime of Campaign Badge Veteran

A veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.