The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Permanent Work Force:  138,570 Temporary Work Force:  30,065 Total Work Force: 168,635

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

138,570

67.96%

32.04%

18.67%

60.55%

15.06%

4.57%

0.25%

0.84%

0.00%

0.41%

Major Occupations*:
Misc. Admin. and Program

19,157

53.07%

46.93%

9.38%

69.47%

15.96%

1.80%

0.06%

3.33%

0.00%

0.53%

Compliance Inspection and Support

50,264

60.73%

39.27%

14.23%

55.89%

22.89%

5.30%

0.54%

1.14%

0.00%

0.56%

Customs and Border Protection

17,895

79.63%

20.37%

27.34%

59.13%

6.72%

6.08%

0.13%

0.59%

0.00%

0.09%

GS-14 and GS-15*

8,831

67.91%

32.09%

8.38%

77.42%

10.76%

2.89%

0.00%

0.55%

0.00%

0.18%

Senior Pay Level*

346

77.75%

22.25%

5.49%

88.15%

4.91%

1.16%

0.00%

0.29%

0.00%

0.29%

SES

313

77.00%

23.00%

5.75%

87.54%

5.43%

0.96%

0.00%

0.32%

0.00%

0.32%

First-Level Officials/Managers

4,916

71.16%

28.84%

27.83%

58.67%

9.24%

3.28%

0.12%

0.71%

0.00%

0.24%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

6,002

72.83%

27.17%

14.65%

73.76%

8.16%

2.88%

0.02%

0.53%

0.00%

0.13%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

2,427

72.39%

27.61%

6.72%

83.44%

7.33%

2.06%

0.00%

0.45%

0.00%

0.16%

Unclassified Managers

7,376

74.95%

25.05%

9.44%

71.23%

13.52%

3.97%

0.57%

1.27%

0.00%

0.37%

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


Targeted Disabilities

DHS employed 709 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.42% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 11 employees from FY 2005 and an increase of 165 employees since FY 2003.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.44% and 0.49% for FY 2003.  Over the 4-year period DHS had a net increase of 0.07% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

DHS timely processed 80.8% of the 2,223 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) Age; and (3) Sex (Female).  The 1,015 complaints filed at DHS contained 192 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 54 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 16 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 14 allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 76 allegations of color discrimination and 195 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 796 completed investigations, 31.9% were timely.  DHS' average time for completing an investigation was 279 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

DHS' average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 675 days in FY 2005 to 558 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

DHS agreed to pay $73,919 for 215 pre-complaint settlements, of which 15 were monetary settlements averaging $4,927.  DHS expended a total of $2,588,951 for 796 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,252.

DHS agreed to pay a total of $2,746,648 for 221 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 $12,428.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

1,268

955

2,223

Settlements

37

2.9%

178

18.6%

215

9.7%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

659

52%

230

24.1%

889

40%

Complaints Filed*

983

44.2%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

136

6.1%

*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

2,223

1,195

Total Number Offered ADR

1,689

320

ADR Offer Rate*

76%

26.8%

ADR Participation Rate*

43%

3.2%

Total ADR Settlements

178

13

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$26,585.00

$19,900.00

*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)

2,223

1,796

80.8%

All Investigations

796

254

31.9%

330

279

-15.5%

All Complaint Closures

1,195

675

558

-17.3%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

266

4

1.5%

979

728

-25.6%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

304

252

256

1.6%

*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

1,015

Total Closures

1,195

Settlements

204

17.1%

Withdrawals

85

7.1%

Total Final Agency Actions

906

75.8%

570

62.9%

329

36.3%

7

0.8%

Dismissals

320

35.3%

304

95%

16

5%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

586

64.7%

266

45.4%

313

53.4%

7

1.2%

Finding Discrimination

24

4.1%

3

12.5%

14

58.3%

7

29.2%

Finding No Discrimination

562

95.9%

263

46.8%

299

53.2%

0

0%


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