The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Energy (DOE)

Permanent Workforce: 14,655 Temporary Workforce: 318 Total Workforce: 14,973

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders American Indians/ Alaskan Natives Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force 14,655 62.23% 37.77% 6.24% 76.51% 11.22% 4.46% 1.58% 0.78%
Major Occupations:
Miscellaneous Administration and Program 1,265 42.77% 57.23% 6.56% 67.67% 22.37% 2.29% 1.11% 0.24%
Management and Program Analysis 779 33.50% 66.50% 7.70% 67.78% 21.31% 2.70% 0.51% 0.64%
General Engineering 1,571 85.68% 14.32% 8.98% 76.96% 3.69% 8.91% 1.46% 0.38%
GS-14 and GS-15* 4,676 71.11% 28.89% 4.60% 81.46% 7.36% 5.65% 0.94% 0.51%
Senior Pay Level* 582 80.76% 19.24% 4.81% 86.60% 4.47% 2.92% 1.20% 0.69%
First-Level Officials/Managers 67 79.10% 20.90% 14.93% 73.13% 8.96% 0.00% 2.99% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 1,306 68.61% 31.39% 11.64% 76.57% 5.97% 4.29% 1.53% 0.84%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 1,408 76.70% 23.30% 4.47% 83.95% 7.03% 3.55% 0.99% 0.50%
Unclassified Managers 352 90.06% 9.94% 11.36% 81.82% 3.13% 2.56% 1.14% 0.28%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 133 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, DOE timely processed 36.1%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 75 complaints filed at DOE, the top 3 issues of alleged discrimination were: (1) Promotion/Non-Selection; (2) Appointment/Hire; and (3) Harassment - Non-Sexual. The top 3 bases of alleged discrimination were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Sex - Female.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    DOE's average time for completing an investigation was 193 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    DOE's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 377 days in FY 2004 to 456 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    DOE had a total of 92 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with 4 pending acknowledgment; 52 pending investigation for an average of 203 days; and 8 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 496 days.

  5. Costs

    DOE made no payments in FY 2005 for pre-complaint settlements with benefits. DOE expended a total of $69,617 for 24 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,901.

    DOE agreed to pay a total of $449,719 for 28 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $16,061.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 118 15 133
Settlements 4 3.4% 1 6.7% 5 3.8%
No Complaints Filed 40 33.9% 3 20% 43 32.3%
Complaints Filed* 74 55.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 11 8.3%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2005 where counseling was also completed during FY 2005.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints

ADR Offers*

ADR Participation*
# # % # %
FY 2004 Completed/Ended Counselings 128 68 53.1% 14 10.9%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 133 134 100% 16 12%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 3.9% 97.1% 14.3%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 208 36 17.3% 12 5.8%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 162 56 34.6% 18 11.1%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -22.1% 55.6% 50%

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FYs 2004-2005.

**Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2004 APD* FY 2005 APD % Change
All Completed/Ended Counselings (minus remands) 133 48 36.1%
All Investigations 24 16 66.7% 209.2 193.2 -7.6%
All Complaint Closures 70 376.7 455.8 21%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 16 11 68.8% 326.2 309.8 -5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 10 183.9 112 -39.1%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2005

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 75
Total Closures 70
Settlements 25 35.7%
Withdrawals 2 2.9%
Total Final Agency Actions 43 61.4% 26 60.5% 17 39.5% 0 0%
Dismissals 12 27.9% 10 83.3% 2 16.7% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 31 72.1% 16 51.6% 15 48.4% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 3 9.7% 1 33.3% 2 66.7% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 28 90.3% 15 53.6% 13 46.4% 0 0%

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