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All Statutes
FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following chart represents the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved under all statutes enforced by EEOC (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and EPA).

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information, and Planning from EEOC's Charge Data System - quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports.

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 72,302 87,942 91,189 87,529 77,990
Resolutions 68,366 71,716 71,563 91,774 103,467
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 4,348 4,138 3,938 3,811 3,163
  6.4%
 
5.8%
 
5.5%
 
4.2%
 
3.1%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 4,673 5,145 5,236 5,035 4,009
  6.8%
 
7.2%
 
7.3%
 
5.5%
 
3.9%
 
Administrative Closures 16,003 20,285 26,012 34,153 30,821
  23.4%
 
28.3%
 
36.3%
 
37.2%
 
29.8%
 
No Reasonable Cause 41,736 40,183 34,451 46,700 63,216
  61.0%
 
56.0%
 
48.1%
 
50.9%
 
61.1%
 
Reasonable Cause 1,606 1,965 1,926 2,075 2,258
  2.3%
 
2.7%
 
2.7%
 
2.3%
 
2.2%
 
Successful Conciliations 545 589 607 500 749
  0.8%
 
0.8%
 
0.8%
 
0.5%
 
0.7%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 1,061 1,376 1,319 1,575 1,509
  1.6%
 
1.9%
 
1.8%
 
1.7%
 
1.5%
 
Merit Resolutions 10,627 11,248 11,100 10,921 9,430
  15.5%
 
15.7%
 
15.5%
 
11.9%
 
9.1%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $117.7 $126.8 $146.3 $136.0 $145.2

* Does not include monetary benefits obtained through litigation.

The total of individual percentages may not always sum to 100% due to rounding.

EEOC total workload includes charges carried over from previous fiscal years, new charge receipts and charges transferred to EEOC from Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs). Resolution of charges each year may therefore exceed receipts for that year because workload being resolved is drawn from a combination of pending, new receipts and FEPA transfer charges rather than from new charges only.

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