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Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)

Permanent Workforce: 9,924 Temporary Workforce: 4,941 Total Workforce: 14,865

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 9,924 28.33% 71.67% 7.32% 76.62% 12.15% 2.85% 0.17% 0.49% 0.39% 0.29%
Major Occupations:
GENERAL ED & TRAINING 8,103 23.89% 76.11% 3.41% 82.71% 8.64% 3.68% 0.36% 0.72% 0.49% 0.17%
ED & VOCATIONAL TRAIN 2,538 13.75% 86.25% 14.14% 71.28% 12.65% 0.91% 0.00% 0.39% 0.63% 0.43%
ED & TRAIN TECHNICIAN 1,565 6.52% 93.48% 8.24% 64.03% 18.47% 5.81% 1.02% 1.28% 1.15% 0.45%
GS-14 and GS-15* 3 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 25 44.00% 56.00% 12.00% 76.00% 8.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.00% 0.00%
SES 5 40.00% 60.00% 0.00% 80.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 20.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 26 50.00% 50.00% 15.38% 65.38% 11.54% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 4 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 13 30.77% 69.23% 0.00% 84.62% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DODEA employed 42 (0.28%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 297 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 5 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of one employee since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.24% and for FY 2005 was 0.25%. Over the 5-year period DODEA had a net increase of 0.03% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DODEA timely processed 94.1% of the 101 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) Sex (Female); and (3) Race (Black/African American). Of the 45 complaints filed at DODEA, 9 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 4 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of color discrimination and 9 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 15 completed investigations, 86.7% were timely. DODEA's average time for completing an investigation was 198 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DODEA's average processing time for all complaint closures remained constant between FY 2008 and FY 2009 at 346 days. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DODEA reported paying no monetary benefits for 12 pre-complaint settlements. DODEA expended a total of $79,342 for 15 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $5,289.

DODEA agreed to pay a total of $331,500 plus other benefits for 9 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 $36,833.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 72 29 101
Settlements 4 5.6% 8 27.6% 12 11.9%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 33 45.8% 9 31% 42 41.6%
Complaints Filed* 45 44.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 2%

*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 101 36
Total Number Offered ADR 101 7
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 19.4%
ADR Participation Rate* 28.7% 13.9%
Total ADR Settlements 8 1
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $0.00

* 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) 101 95 94.1%
All Investigations 15 13 86.7% 207 198 -4.3%
All Complaint Closures 36 346 346 0%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 8 2 25% 394 355 -9.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 11 137 49 -64.2%

*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 45
Total Closures 36
Settlements 9 25%
Withdrawals 2 5.6%
Total Final Agency Actions 25 69.4% 19 76% 6 24% 0 0%
Dismissals 11 44% 11 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 14 56% 8 57.1% 6 42.9% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 14 100% 8 57.1% 6 42.9% 0 0%