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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Permanent Workforce: 24,559 Temporary Workforce: 736 Total Workforce: 25,295

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 24,559 58.97% 41.03% 5.04% 66.05% 23.50% 2.90% 0.52% 0.90% 1.10% 1.68%
Major Occupations:










CONTRACTING 2,943 40.37% 59.63% 4.69% 63.91% 27.42% 2.62% 0.10% 0.41% 0.85% 0.88%
MISC WAREHOUSING AND STOCK HANDLING 2,219 77.96% 22.04% 11.63% 51.87% 28.44% 4.64% 1.22% 0.77% 1.44% 1.89%
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 1,128 47.16% 52.84% 6.47% 59.04% 30.32% 1.77% 0.35% 1.33% 0.71% 1.42%
GS-14 and GS-15* 42 59.52% 40.48% 7.14% 73.81% 16.67% 2.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 28 75.00% 25.00% 7.14% 78.57% 7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 3.57% 3.57% 0.00%
SES 28 75.00% 25.00% 7.14% 78.57% 7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 3.57% 3.57% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 28 75.00% 25.00% 7.14% 78.57% 7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 3.57% 3.57% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DLA employed 418 (1.65%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 506 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 9 employees over FY 2008 and a decrease of 12 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.78% and for FY 2005 was 2.00%. Over the 5-year period DLA had a net decrease of 0.35% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DLA timely processed 77% of the 256 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Age; (2) Reprisal; and (3) Race (Black/African American). Of the 110 complaints filed at DLA, 37 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 10 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 22 contained allegations of color discrimination and 38 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 63 completed investigations, 33.3% were timely. DLA's average time for completing an investigation was 214 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DLA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 564 days in FY 2008 to 329 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DLA agreed to pay $14,728 for 35 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement averaging $14,728. DLA expended a total of $412,727 for 63 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $6,551.

DLA agreed to pay a total of $429,273 plus other benefits for 32 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $13,415.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 183
73
256
Settlements 1 0.5% 34 46.6% 35 13.7%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 84 45.9% 21 28.8% 105 41%
Complaints Filed*



104 40.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year



12 4.7%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2009 where counseling was also completed during FY 2009.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2009

Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 256 106
Total Number Offered ADR 149 21
ADR Offer Rate* 58.2% 19.8%
ADR Participation Rate* 28.5% 17%
Total ADR Settlements 34 9
Total ADR Settlements Amount $14,727.70 $150,900.00

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

Timeliness in FY 2009

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2008 APD* FY 2009 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 256 197 77%


All Investigations 63 21 33.3% 240 214 -10.8%
All Complaint Closures 106

564 329 -41.7%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 24 16 66.7% 728 420 -42.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 16

61 53 -13.1%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2009

Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 110






Total Closures 106






Settlements 32 30.2%





Withdrawals 17 16%





Total Final Agency Actions 57 53.8% 40 70.2% 17 29.8% 0 0%
Dismissals 16 28.1% 16 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 41 71.9% 24 58.5% 17 41.5% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 41 100% 24 58.5% 17 41.5% 0 0%