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Harassment Charges
FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following chart represents the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved alleging harassment as an issue.

The data in the harassment table reflect charges filed with EEOC and the state and local Fair Employment Practices agencies around the country that have a work sharing agreement with the Commission.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information, and Planning from EEOC's Charge Data System - national data base.

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 15,200 17,718 19,312 20,904 20,986
Resolutions 11,837 13,486 14,346 18,310 22,210
Resolutions By Type




Settlements 1,185 1,305 1,366 1,354 1,340

10.0% 9.7% 9.5% 7.4% 6.0%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 847 1,064 1,101 1,280 1,193

7.2% 7.9% 7.7% 7.0% 5.4%
Administrative Closures 4,103 4,747 5,563 6,900 7,492

34.7% 35.2% 38.8% 37.7% 33.7%
No Reasonable Cause 5,489 6,135 6,058 8,447 11,790

46.4% 45.5% 42.2% 46.1% 53.1%
Reasonable Cause 213 235 258 329 395

1.8% 1.7% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
Successful Conciliations 119 103 131 143 157

1.0% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8% 0.7%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 94 132 127 186 238

0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 1.0% 1.1%
Merit Resolutions 2,245 2,604 2,725 2,963 2,928

19.0% 19.3% 19.0% 16.2% 13.2%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $12.1 $15.8 $20.1 $29.5 $29.5

* 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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