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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Equal Pay Act Charges
(includes concurrent charges with Title VII, ADEA, and ADA)
FY 1992 - FY 1996

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 1,294 1,328 1,381 1,275 969
Resolutions 1,185 1,120 1,171 1,249 1,235
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 105 80 106 94 88
  8.9%
 
7.1%
 
9.1%
 
7.5%
 
7.1%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 87 100 95 81 61
  7.3%
 
 
8.9%
 
8.1%
 
6.5%
 
4.9%
 
Administrative Closures 305 272 390 452 339
  25.7%
 
24.3%
 
33.3%
 
36.2%
 
27.4%
 
No Reasonable Cause 635 624 545 596 711
  53.6%
 
55.7%
 
46.5%
 
47.7%
 
57.6%
 
Reasonable Cause 53 44 35 26 36
  4.5%
 
 
3.9%
 
3.0%
 
2.1%
 
2.9%
 
Successful Conciliations 22 17 9 10 14
  1.9%
 
1.5%
 
0.8%
 
0.8%
 
1.1%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 31 27 26 16 22
  2.6%
 
 
2.4%
 
2.2%
 
1.3%
 
1.8%
 
Merit Resolutions 245 224 236 201 185
  20.7%
 
20.0%
 
20.2%
 
16.1%
 
15.0%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $2.2 $2.4 $2.8 $2.8 $1.9

Notes: 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 Practices 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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