The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Permanent Work Force:  12,476   Temporary Work Force:  124    Total Work Force: 12,600

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

12,476

79.94%

20.06%

0.61%

88.86%

8.88%

0.28%

0.02%

1.03%

0.32%

0.55%

Major Occupations:
Unit Operations

762

92.39%

7.61%

0.39%

88.58%

9.19%

0.13%

0.00%

1.18%

0.39%

0.39%

Fossil Mechanical

517

96.91%

3.09%

0.77%

91.68%

6.19%

0.00%

0.00%

1.16%

0.00%

0.00%

Business Support Rep.

247

8.91%

91.09%

0.40%

85.83%

12.55%

0.00%

0.00%

1.21%

0.00%

2.43%

First-Level Officials/Managers

208

47.12%

52.88%

0.48%

87.50%

10.58%

0.00%

0.00%

1.44%

0.00%

0.48%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

1,769

76.65%

23.35%

0.73%

89.99%

7.52%

0.45%

0.00%

1.13%

0.17%

0.45%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

908

85.68%

14.32%

0.77%

93.61%

4.07%

0.55%

0.00%

0.77%

0.22%

0.44%

Unclassified Managers

0

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

* All work force numbers as reported by the agency to EEOC. 


Targeted Disabilities

TVA employed 69 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.55% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of one employee from FY 2005 and a decrease of 9 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.55% and for FY 2002 was 0.58%.  Over the 5-year period TVA had a net decrease of 0.03% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

TVA timely processed 90.6% of the 96 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2006.

II.  Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Age; (2) Race (Black); and (3) Disability (Physical).  The 51 complaints filed at TVA contained 15 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, no allegations of color discrimination and 16 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 35 completed investigations, 94.3% were timely.  TVA's average time for completing an investigation was 109 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

TVA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 457 days in FY 2005 to 137 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

TVA agreed to pay $6,139 for 5 pre-complaint settlements, of which 3 were monetary settlements averaging $2,046.  TVA expended a total of $122,364 for 35 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,496.

TVA agreed to pay a total of $93,395 for 16 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 $5,837.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

88

8

96

Settlements

4

4.5%

1

12.5%

5

5.2%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

20

22.7%

0

0%

20

20.8%

Complaints Filed*

51

53.1%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

20

20.8%

*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

96

85

Total Number Offered ADR

17

6

ADR Offer Rate*

17.7%

7.1%

ADR Participation Rate*

8.3%

7.1%

Total ADR Settlements

1

3

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$0.00

$21,500.00

*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)

96

87

90.6%

All Investigations

35

33

94.3%

122

109

-10.7%

All Complaint Closures

85

457

137

-70%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

42

31

73.8%

651

168

-74.2%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

16

23

30

30.4%

*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

51

Total Closures

85

Settlements

14

16.5%

Withdrawals

5

5.9%

Total Final Agency Actions

66

77.6%

58

87.9%

8

12.1%

0

0%

Dismissals

16

24.2%

16

100%

0

0%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

50

75.8%

42

84%

8

16%

0

0%

Finding Discrimination

2

4%

1

50%

1

50%

0

0%

Finding No Discrimination

48

96%

41

85.4%

7

14.6%

0

0%


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