The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Government-Wide (The Government)

Permanent Work Force:  2,432,314  Temporary Work Force:  179,179 Total Work Force: 2,611,493

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

2,432,314

57.20%

42.80%

7.74%

65.85%

18.74%

5.90%

0.17%

1.51%

0.06%

0.97%

GS-14 and GS-15*

172,760

67.31%

32.69%

4.24%

78.75%

11.00%

6.12%

0.03%

0.91%

0.04%

0.49%

Senior Pay Level*

15,833

73.48%

26.52%

3.69%

85.35%

6.71%

3.29%

0.02%

0.88%

0.05%

0.47%

SES

7,038

72.04%

27.96%

3.71%

84.58%

8.10%

2.23%

0.01%

1.29%

0.07%

0.44%

First-Level Officials/Managers

63,066

60.13%

39.87%

8.21%

69.98%

14.99%

3.59%

0.29%

2.91%

0.03%

0.51%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

82,725

67.14%

32.86%

5.65%

78.30%

11.14%

3.36%

0.10%

1.41%

0.05%

0.48%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

45,746

71.93%

28.07%

3.62%

83.66%

8.01%

3.67%

0.02%

0.98%

0.03%

0.42%

Unclassified Managers

53,655

72.18%

27.82%

6.75%

72.77%

15.00%

3.24%

0.37%

1.85%

0.02%

0.46%

*Includes data for only permanent employees in pay status as of September 30, 2006 for those agencies that report to OPM’s CPDF, Foreign Service, AAFES, FERC, TVA and USPS; does not include data for intelligence gathering agencies.  Does not include pay-banded employees.  The Senior Pay Level data includes SES employees.


Targeted Disabilities

In FY 2006, the government-wide participation rate for Individuals with Targeted Disabilities was 0.94%.  Agencies are reminded of their affirmative requirements under the Rehabilitation Act to hire and advance Individuals with Targeted Disabilities.  EEOC’s LEAD Initiative has a goal of raising the government-wide participation rate to 2% by FY 2010.  Each agency not currently above 2% should make plans to reach that goal.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

The Government timely processed 89.02% of the 38,777 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) Race (Black).  The 16,723 complaints filed government-wide contained 4,125 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 1,410 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 501 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 161 allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 1,621 allegations of color discrimination and 4,973 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 10,817 completed investigations, 69.4% were timely.  The Government's average time for completing an investigation was 186 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

The Government's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 411 days in FY 2005 to 367 days in FY 2006. 

IV.  Costs

The Government agreed to pay $1,666,650 for 7,424 pre-complaint settlements, of which 622 were monetary settlements averaging $2,679.  The Government expended a total of $33,345,454 for 10,817 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,082.

The Government agreed to pay a total of $32,625,667 for 3,634 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 $8,977.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

21,514

17,309

38,824

Settlements

1,616

7.5%

5,808

33.6%

7,424

19.1%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

11,143

51.8%

2,863

16.5%

14,006

36.1%

Complaints Filed*

16,085

41.4%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

1,309

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

38,824

19,119

Total Number Offered ADR

29,352

2,737

ADR Offer Rate*

75.6%

14.3%

ADR Participation Rate*

44.6%

5.5%

Total ADR Settlements

5,808

678

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$980,797.50

$3,554,975.22

*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)

38,777

34520

89%

All Investigations

10,817

7,506

69.4%

237

186

-21.5%

All Complaint Closures

19,119

411

367

-10.7%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

4,857

3,026

62.3%

479

426

-11.1%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

4,673

94

95

1.1%

*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

16,723

Total Closures

19,119

Settlements

3,490

18.3%

Withdrawals

1,594

8.3%

Total Final Agency Actions

14,035

73.4%

9,530

67.9%

4,418

31.5%

87

0.6%

Dismissals

4,895

34.9%

4,673

95.5%

221

4.5%

1

0%

Merit Decisions

9,140

65.1%

4,857

53.1%

4,197

45.9%

86

0.9%

Finding Discrimination

224

2.5%

36

16.1%

108

48.2%

80

35.7%

Finding No Discrimination

8,916

97.5%

4,821

54.1%

4,089

45.9%

6

0.1%


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