The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Permanent Workforce:3,983 Temporary Workforce:150 Total Workforce: 4,133

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 3,983 57.19% 42.81% 4.69% 50.87% 38.92% 3.01% 0.10% 2.08% 0.33% 0.98%
Major Occupations:
Museum Specialist & Technician 275 50.18% 49.82% 3.64% 86.18% 5.82% 1.82% 0.00% 2.18% 0.36% 0.00%
Museum Curator 131 45.04% 54.96% 1.53% 90.84% 5.34% 1.53% 0.00% 0.76% 0.00% 0.76%
Exhibits Specialist 105 87.62% 12.38% 1.90% 77.14% 18.10% 2.86% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.90%
GS-14 and GS-15* 518 61.00% 39.00% 3.47% 82.05% 7.92% 5.21% 0.00% 1.16% 0.19% 0.58%
Senior Pay Level* 100 72.00% 28.00% 1.00% 91.00% 6.00% 0.00% 2.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 226 67.70% 32.30% 6.64% 36.73% 53.54% 1.77% 0.00% 1.33% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 209 56.94% 43.06% 2.87% 77.03% 14.83% 3.83% 0.00% 1.44% 0.00% 0.96%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 160 63.13% 36.88% 1.25% 82.50% 10.63% 2.50% 0.00% 2.50% 0.63% 0.00%

*Does not include trust-fund employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, SI employed 37 (0.92%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 81 IWTD were needed. This represented an increase of 3 employees over FY 2007 and a decrease of 5 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.85% and for FY 2004 was 0.83%. Over the 5-year period SI had a net increase of 0.09% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

SI timely processed 100% of the 29 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) Sex (Female); and (3) Age. Of the 11 complaints filed at SI, 2 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of color discrimination and 3 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 14 completed investigations, 100% were timely. SI's average time for completing an investigation was 137 days.

SI's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 351 days in FY 2007 to 283 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

SI reported no counseling settlements in FY 2008. SI expended a total of $30,950 for 14 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,210.

SI agreed to pay a total of $136,500 plus other benefits for 7 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 7 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $19,500.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 22 7 29
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 9 40.9% 7 70% 16 55.2%
Complaints Filed* 11 37.9%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 6.9%

*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 29 19
Total Number Offered ADR 29 8
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 42.1%
ADR Participation Rate* 34.5% 42.1%
Total ADR Settlements 0 7
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $136,500.00

* 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) 29 29 100%
All Investigations 14 14 100% 141 137 -2.8%
All Complaint Closures 19 161 283 75.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 6 6 100% 152 206 35.5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 2 59 25 -57.6%

*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 11
Total Closures 19
Settlements 7 36.8%
Withdrawals 1 5.3%
Total Final Agency Actions 11 57.9% 8 72.7% 3 27.3% 0 0%
Dismissals 2 18.2% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 9 81.8% 6 66.7% 3 33.3% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 9 100% 6 66.7% 3 33.3% 0 0%


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