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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Department of Labor (DOL)

Permanent Workforce: 15,253 Temporary Workforce: 728 Total Workforce: 15,981

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 15,253 50.69% 49.31% 7.33% 64.91% 21.98% 4.85% 0.07% 0.63% 0.23% 1.06%
Major Occupations:










MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH 1,460 95.89% 4.11% 2.40% 95.55% 1.37% 0.07% 0.00% 0.41% 0.21% 0.21%
WORKER'S COMPENSATION CLAIMS EXAMINI 1,325 37.13% 62.87% 6.19% 62.26% 26.19% 4.23% 0.00% 0.83% 0.30% 0.68%
ECONOMIST 1,291 63.13% 36.87% 3.80% 80.33% 9.68% 5.73% 0.00% 0.23% 0.23% 0.54%
GS-14 and GS-15* 2,427 56.20% 43.80% 4.66% 73.84% 16.23% 4.74% 0.00% 0.45% 0.08% 0.78%
Senior Pay Level* 215 67.91% 32.09% 3.72% 81.86% 10.70% 2.33% 0.00% 1.40% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 160 65.63% 34.38% 5.00% 76.25% 14.38% 2.50% 0.00% 1.88% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 47 14.89% 85.11% 2.13% 61.70% 29.79% 6.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 1,425 63.02% 36.98% 7.72% 72.98% 15.65% 3.02% 0.00% 0.56% 0.07% 0.35%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 758 61.21% 38.79% 4.35% 76.12% 15.04% 3.83% 0.00% 0.66% 0.00% 0.40%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DOL employed 171 (1.07%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 320 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of 17 employees from FY 2008 and a decrease of 36 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.22% and for FY 2005 was 1.35%. Over the 5-year period DOL had a net decrease of 0.28% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOL timely processed 48.3% of the 118 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Race (Black/African American). Of the 94 complaints filed at DOL, 35 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 8 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 4 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 15 contained allegations of color discrimination and 24 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 105 completed investigations, 97.1% were timely. DOL's average time for completing an investigation was 179 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DOL's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 553 days in FY 2008 to 407 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DOL reported paying no monetary benefits for 3 pre-complaint settlements. DOL expended a total of $235,491 for 105 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,243.

DOL agreed to pay a total of $300,554 plus other benefits for 18 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 $16,697.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 105
13
118
Settlements 0 0% 3 23.1% 3 2.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 15 14.3% 3 23.1% 18 15.3%
Complaints Filed*



94 79.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year



3 2.5%

*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 118 105
Total Number Offered ADR 116 105
ADR Offer Rate* 98.3% 100%
ADR Participation Rate* 11% 18.1%
Total ADR Settlements 3 17
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $295,510.83

* 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) 118 57 48.3%


All Investigations 105 102 97.1% 230 179 -22.2%
All Complaint Closures 105

553 407 -26.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 50 43 86% 687 335 -51.2%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 9

141 95 -32.6%

*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 94






Total Closures 105






Settlements 17 16.2%





Withdrawals 11 10.5%





Total Final Agency Actions 77 73.3% 59 76.6% 18 23.4% 0 0%
Dismissals 11 14.3% 9 81.8% 2 18.2% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 66 85.7% 50 75.8% 16 24.2% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 1 1.5% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 65 98.5% 49 75.4% 16 24.6% 0 0%