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Sex-Based Charges
FY 1992 - FY 1996

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

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 21,796 23,919 25,860 26,181 23,813
Resolutions 20,102 21,606 21,545 26,726 30,965
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 1,496 1,399 1,231 1,235 1,070
  7.4%
 
6.5%
 
5.7%
 
4.6%
 
3.5%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 1,391 1,693 1,644 1,695 1,318
  6.9%
 
7.8%
 
7.6%
 
6.3%
 
4.3%
 
Administrative Closures 5,709 7,416 9,169 11,338 11,002
  28.4%
 
34.3%
 
42.6%
 
42.4%
 
35.5%
 
No Reasonable Cause 10,823 10,472 8,801 11,837 16,723
  53.8%
 
48.5%
 
40.8%
 
44.3%
 
54.0%
 
Reasonable Cause 683 626 700 621 852
  3.4%
 
2.9%
 
3.2%
 
2.3%
 
2.8%
 
Successful Conciliations 247 259 250 199 254
  1.2%
 
1.2%
 
1.2%
 
0.7%
 
0.8%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 436 367 450 422 598
  2.2%
 
1.7%
 
2.1%
 
1.6%
 
1.9%
 
Merit Resolutions 3,570 3,718 3,575 3,551 3,240
  17.8%
 
17.2%
 
16.6%
 
13.3%
 
10.5%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $30.7 $44.0 $44.1 $23.6 $47.1

* 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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