The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

Permanent Work Force:  11,809 Temporary Work Force:  3,563 Total Work Force: 15,372

Work Force Composition*

Total # Men Women Hispanic or Latino White Black or African American Asian Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force

11,809

39.99%

60.01%

8.98%

45.75%

27.47%

16.28%

0.69%

0.78%

0.05%

1.10%

Major Occupations:
Commissary Management

1,509

65.28%

42.88%

62.16%

18.89%

9.54%

0.33%

0.80%

0.07%

0.46%

0.00%

Sales Store Clerical

4,864

24.30%

84.42%

36.97%

30.88%

21.36%

1.19%

0.88%

0.27%

0.41%

0.00%

Store Working

4,307

68.49%

42.14%

43.93%

32.09%

12.51%

0.81%

0.56%

0.23%

0.33%

0.00%

GS-14 and GS-15*

123

69.11%

30.89%

4.88%

80.49%

8.94%

1.63%

0.00%

3.25%

0.81%

0.81%

Senior Pay Level*

5

80.00%

20.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

SES

5

80.00%

20.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

First-Level Officials/Managers

1,217

49.47%

50.53%

7.07%

59.16%

20.62%

11.59%

0.41%

1.15%

0.00%

0.58%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

246

68.29%

31.71%

8.54%

71.95%

15.04%

3.25%

0.00%

0.81%

0.41%

0.41%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

29

75.86%

24.14%

0.00%

93.10%

3.45%

0.00%

0.00%

3.45%

0.00%

0.00%

Unclassified Managers

133

90.23%

9.77%

9.02%

63.91%

19.55%

6.77%

0.00%

0.75%

0.00%

0.00%

*Includes data for only permanent employees in pay status as of September 30, 2006; does not include pay-banded employees.


Targeted Disabilities

DeCA employed 142 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.92% of its total work force.  This represents an increase of one employee over FY 2005 and a decrease of 32 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.92% and for FY 2002 was 1.42%.  Over the 5-year period DeCA had a net decrease of 0.5% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

DeCA timely processed 72.4% of the 174 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2006.

II.  Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Race (Black); and (3) Disability (Physical).  The 113 complaints filed at DeCA contained 29 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 7 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 2 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 11 allegations of color discrimination and 36 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 86 completed investigations, 59.3% were timely.  DeCA's average time for completing an investigation was 217 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

DeCA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 243 days in FY 2005 to 211 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

DeCA agreed to pay $7,250 for 23 pre-complaint settlements, of which 7 were monetary settlements averaging $1,035.  DeCA expended a total of $369,370 for 86 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,295.

DeCA agreed to pay a total of $288,663 for 35 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.  For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $8,247.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings:

130

45

175

Settlements

9

6.9%

14

31.1%

23

13.1%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

73

56.2%

0

0%

73

41.7%

Complaints Filed*

73

41.7%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

6

3.4%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2006 where counseling was also completed during FY 2006.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2006

Counseling Complaint**
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures

175

136

Total Number Offered ADR

110

92

ADR Offer Rate*

62.9%

67.7%

ADR Participation Rate*

25.7%

25.7%

Total ADR Settlements

14

16

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$7,250.00

$180,975.00

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

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

Timeliness in FY 2006

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2005 APD* FY 2006 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands)

174

126

72.4%

All Investigations

86

51

59.3%

201

217

8%

All Complaint Closures

136

243

211

-13.2%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

20

19

95%

363

260

-28.4%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

2

174

179

2.9%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2006

Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed

113

Total Closures

136

Settlements

33

24.3%

Withdrawals

41

30.2%

Total Final Agency Actions

62

45.6%

22

35.5%

40

64.5%

0

0%

Dismissals

4

6.5%

2

50%

2

50%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

58

93.5%

20

34.5%

38

65.5%

0

0%

Finding Discrimination

2

3.4%

0

0%

2

100%

0

0%

Finding No Discrimination

56

96.6%

20

35.7%

36

64.3%

0

0%


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