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Retaliation-Based Charges
FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following chart represents the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved under Title VII alleging race-based discrimination.

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

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 11,096 13,814 15,853 17,070 16,080
Resolutions 9,476 10,852 11,676 15,095 19,622
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 628 643 625 590 611
  6.6% 5.9% 5.4% 3.9% 3.1%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 637 837 891 970 876
  6.7% 7.7% 7.6% 6.4% 4.5%
Administrative Closures 2,922 3,930 5,267 6,740 7,436
  30.8% 36.2% 45.1% 44.7% 37.9%
No Reasonable Cause 4,933 5,122 4,539 6,469 10,280
  52.1% 47.2% 38.9% 42.9% 52.4%
Reasonable Cause 356 320 354 326 419
  3.8% 2.9% 3.0% 2.2% 2.1%
Successful Conciliations 127 103 112 97 149
  1.3% 0.9% 1.0% 0.6% 0.8%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 229 217 242 229 270
  2.4% 2.0% 2.1% 1.5% 1.4%
Merit Resolutions 1,621 1,800 1,870 1,886 1,906
  17.1% 16.6% 16.0% 12.5% 9.7%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $15.9 $21.4 $23.7 $26.0 $33.1

* 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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