The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Permanent Workforce: 17,349 Temporary Workforce: 1,049 Total Workforce: 18,398

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 17,349 48.50% 51.50% 5.08% 69.50% 18.85% 5.75% 0.82% 1.11%
Major Occupations:
Environmental Protection Specialist 2,852 40.08% 59.92% 4.28% 73.42% 16.27% 4.49% 1.54% 1.33%
Environmental Engineering 1,970 69.44% 30.56% 7.01% 73.25% 8.12% 11.22% 0.41% 0.41%
GS-14 and GS-15* 5,205 58.85% 41.15% 3.96% 80.63% 10.51% 4.42% 0.48% 0.40%
Senior Pay Level* 331 65.56% 34.44% 4.53% 84.89% 7.85% 2.72% 0.00% 0.30%
First-Level Officials/Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 554 59.39% 40.61% 3.97% 79.60% 12.27% 3.79% 0.36% 0.18%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 1,403 61.23% 38.77% 4.70% 82.61% 8.91% 3.14% 0.57% 0.36%
Unclassified Managers 3 33.33% 66.67% 0.00% 66.67% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 113 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, EPA timely processed 73.5%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 72 complaints filed at EPA, the top 3 issues of alleged discrimination were: (1) Harassment - Non-Sexual; (2) Promotion/Non-Selection; and (3) Terms/Conditions of Employment. The top 3 bases of alleged discrimination were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Sex - Female.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    EPA's average time for completing an investigation was 233 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    EPA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 738 days in FY 2004 to 676 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    EPA had a total of 92 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with 2 pending acknowledgment; 24 pending investigation for an average of 125 days; and 30 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 480 days.

  5. Costs

    EPA made no payments in FY 2005 for pre-complaint settlements with benefits. EPA expended a total of $109,203 for 50 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,184.

    EPA agreed to pay a total of $41,500 for 9 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 $4,611.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 104 9 113
Settlements 0 0% 1 11.1% 1 0.9%
No Complaints Filed 14 13.5% 0 0% 14 12.4%
Complaints Filed* 97 85.8%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 1 0.9%

*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 125 125 100% 4 3.2%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 113 96 85% 8 7.1%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -9.6% -23.2% 100%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 239 73 30.5% 1 0.4%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 201 1 0.5% 1 0.5%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -15.9% -98.6% 0%

*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) 113 83 73.5%
All Investigations 50 15 30% 305.5 232.7 -23.8%
All Complaint Closures 109 737.9 675.6 -8.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 33 4 12.1% 789.6 791.7 0.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 33 588.3 231.7 -60.6%

*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 72
Total Closures 109
Settlements 9 8.3%
Withdrawals 5 4.6%
Total Final Agency Actions 95 87.2% 66 69.5% 29 30.5% 0 0%
Dismissals 36 37.9% 33 91.7% 3 8.3% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 59 62.1% 33 55.9% 26 44.1% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Finding No Discrimination 59 100% 33 55.9% 26 44.1% 0 0%

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