A single character alpha or numeric code that identifies the employee's ethnicity.
4 or 9
(Code 9 was discontinued 07/01/1993)
Other Pacific Islander
If employee self identifies as Cuban, enter ’C’.
When adding an additional position to the database (Item 450 = 4), the system provides this data element.
Effective 07/01/1993, alpha codes were implemented for employee self-identification purposes. Asian and Hispanic employees previously identified by a numeric code were converted to an alpha code.
Effective 02/01/2002, ’Z’ is used for employees who decline to identify their ethnicity.
Effective 02/01/2002, the designation for Laotian was changed from ’Y’ to ’V’ to parallel the State’s civil service ethnic codes.
*Numeric codes were used to identify employees hired prior to 07/01/1993 but remained valid until July 1, 2010 for active employees hired prior to 07/01/1993 with no break in service. Numeric codes were also used by departments for identification purposes until 02/01/2002.
Last Updated: July 12, 2010