The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Permanent Workforce:56,622 Temporary Workforce:17,269 Total Workforce: 73,891

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 56,622 60.20% 39.80% 5.41% 74.35% 5.66% 1.96% 0.28% 11.42% 0.92% 1.03%
Major Occupations:
Park Ranger 5,475 63.74% 36.26% 3.69% 87.34% 3.49% 1.48% 0.46% 2.52% 1.02% 0.77%
Gen Nat. Res. Mgt & Bio Science 3,682 64.94% 35.06% 3.69% 89.35% 1.11% 1.44% 0.08% 3.64% 0.68% 0.52%
Maintenance Mechanic 3,650 92.90% 7.10% 6.03% 73.04% 6.96% 0.68% 0.77% 11.78% 0.74% 0.88%
GS-14 and GS-15* 5,036 67.79% 32.21% 3.08% 81.02% 4.29% 2.32% 0.12% 8.46% 0.71% 0.54%
Senior Pay Level* 355 73.24% 26.76% 4.51% 79.44% 5.63% 1.13% 0.28% 8.45% 0.56% 0.28%
SES 258 70.16% 29.84% 5.43% 75.58% 5.81% 1.16% 0.39% 10.85% 0.78% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 4,587 66.99% 33.01% 4.58% 79.40% 3.01% 1.16% 0.17% 10.73% 0.96% 0.48%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 4,401 67.37% 32.63% 4.34% 80.28% 3.27% 1.66% 0.14% 9.23% 1.09% 0.57%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 1,351 69.87% 30.13% 2.66% 79.94% 4.44% 1.33% 0.30% 10.88% 0.44% 0.30%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, DOI employed 689 (0.93%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 1,478 IWTD were needed. This represented a decrease of 11 employees from FY 2007 and a decrease of 3 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.97% and for FY 2004 was 0.89%. Over the 5-year period DOI had a net increase of 0.04% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOI timely processed 66.4% of the 497 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) Age; and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 280 complaints filed at DOI, 69 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 16 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 10 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 25 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 33 contained allegations of color discrimination and 68 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 264 completed investigations, 40.2% were timely. DOI's average time for completing an investigation was 331 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

DOI's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 485 days in FY 2007 to 529 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

DOI agreed to pay $74,590 for 55 pre-complaint settlements, of which 8 were monetary settlements averaging $9,323. DOI expended a total of $876,152 for 264 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,318.

DOI agreed to pay a total of $1,314,992 plus other benefits for 87 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 41 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $32,073.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 442 55 497
Settlements 20 4.5% 35 34.3% 55 11.1%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 130 29.4% 20 19.6% 150 30.2%
Complaints Filed* 273 54.9%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 19 3.8%

*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 497 309
Total Number Offered ADR 341 76
ADR Offer Rate* 68.6% 24.6%
ADR Participation Rate* 20.5% 8.4%
Total ADR Settlements 35 7
Total ADR Settlements Amount $32,083.20 $0.00

* 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) 497 330 66.4%
All Investigations 264 106 40.2% 291 331 13.7%
All Complaint Closures 309 485 529 9.1%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 97 17 17.5% 568 660 16.2%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 45 288 198 -31.3%

*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 280
Total Closures 309
Settlements 83 26.9%
Withdrawals 21 6.8%
Total Final Agency Actions 205 66.3% 142 69.3% 63 30.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 48 23.4% 45 93.8% 3 6.25% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 157 76.6% 97 61.8% 60 38.2% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 4 2.6% 0 0% 4 100% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 153 97.5% 97 63.4% 56 36.6% 0 0%


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