The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of the Air Force (USAF)

Permanent Workforce: 144,200 Temporary Workforce: 9,579 Total Workforce: 153,779

Workforce 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 Workforce 144,200 69.67% 30.33% 7.22% 75.80% 11.57% 3.51% 0.34% 1.10% 0.45% 0.64%
Major Occupations:
Aircraft
Mechanic
7,617 96.67% 3.33% 8.93% 80.11% 6.13% 2.63% 0.58% 1.26% 0.37% 0.14%
Contracting 4,780 43.89% 56.11% 5.82% 75.17% 14.85% 2.59% 0.17% 0.94% 0.46% 0.79%
Electronics
Engineering
4,531 89.85% 10.15% 4.94% 73.63% 6.03% 13.84% 0.09% 0.93% 0.55% 0.66%
GS-14 and GS-15* 3,335 84.56% 15.44% 3.84% 87.74% 3.81% 3.81% 0.09% 0.57% 0.15% 0.33%
Senior Pay Level* 263 84.41% 15.59% 0.38% 89.73% 3.04% 3.42% 0.00% 2.28% 1.14% 0.00%
SES 160 78.75% 21.25% 0.63% 91.25% 3.75% 0.00% 0.00% 2.50% 1.88% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers* 1,909 78.05% 21.95% 5.24% 82.66% 7.75% 2.93% 0.47% 0.63% 0.31% 0.16%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers* 1,772 76.81% 23.19% 5.14% 83.52% 7.22% 3.10% 0.17% 0.68% 0.17% 0.34%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers* 755 82.38% 17.62% 2.91% 90.20% 3.18% 2.52% 0.00% 0.93% 0.40% 0.13%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, USAF employed 953 (0.62%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 3,076 IWTD were needed. This represented a decrease of 89 employees from FY 2007 and a decrease of 243 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.67% and for FY 2004 was 0.8%. Over the 5-year period USAF had a net decrease of 0.18% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

USAF timely processed 84.8% of the 1,025 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2008.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Race (Black/African American); and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 452 complaints filed at USAF, 121 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 27 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 12 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 56 contained allegations of color discrimination and 122 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 242 completed investigations, 62.8% were timely. USAF's average time for completing an investigation was 186 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

USAF's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 356 days in FY 2007 to 369 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

USAF agreed to pay $137,606 for 213 pre-complaint settlements, of which 22 were monetary settlements averaging $6,254. USAF expended a total of $315,842 for 242 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $1,305.

USAF agreed to pay a total of $1,865,588 plus other benefits for 163 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 48 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $38,866.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 782 244 1,026
Settlements 31 4% 182 43.1% 213 20.8%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 289 37% 62 14.7% 351 34.2%
Complaints Filed* 440 42.9%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 22 2.1%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2008 where counseling was also completed during FY 2008.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2008
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 1,026 469
Total Number Offered ADR 723 227
ADR Offer Rate* 70.5% 48.4%
ADR Participation Rate* 41.1% 26.4%
Total ADR Settlements 182 102
Total ADR Settlements Amount $81,015.92 $752,481.35

* EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

Timeliness in FY 2008
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2007 APD* FY 2008 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 1,025 869 84.8%
All Investigations 242 152 62.8% 184 186 1.1%
All Complaint Closures 469 356 369 3.7%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 125 41 32.8% 609 536 -12%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 63 140 100 -28.6%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2008
Complaint
Closures
Final Agency
Decision (no AJ
Decision)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Fully
Implemented)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Not Fully
Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 452
Total Closures 469
Settlements 162 34.5%
Withdrawals 49 10.5%
Total Final Agency Actions 258 55% 188 72.9% 68 26.4% 2 0.8%
Dismissals 69 26.7% 63 91.3% 6 8.7% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 189 73.3% 125 66.1% 62 32.8% 2 1.1%
Finding Discrimination 1 0.5% 0 0% 1 100% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 188 99.5% 125 66.5% 61 32.4% 2 1.1%

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