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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Permanent Workforce: 1,449 Temporary Workforce: 19 Total Workforce: 1,468

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 1,449 55.21% 44.79% 2.00% 67.77% 20.91% 7.32% 0.00% 0.90% 1.10% 0.83%
Major Occupations:
Energy Industry Analyst 292 63.70% 36.30% 1.37% 78.08% 16.44% 2.40% 0.00% 0.34% 1.37% 1.37%
Attorney 262 48.85% 51.15% 0.76% 82.44% 9.16% 6.49% 0.00% 0.38% 0.76% 1.15%
Civil Engineers 139 86.33% 13.67% 3.60% 72.66% 5.04% 17.99% 0.00% 0.72% 0.00% 0.00%
GS-14 and GS-15* 586 63.99% 36.01% 1.02% 82.25% 9.56% 5.63% 0.00% 0.51% 1.02% 1.02%
Senior Pay Level* 78 73.08% 26.92% 2.56% 82.05% 6.41% 6.41% 0.00% 2.56% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 44 70.45% 29.55% 0.00% 88.64% 6.82% 4.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 138 35.51% 64.49% 1.45% 47.83% 42.03% 4.35% 0.00% 2.90% 1.45% 0.72%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 220 49.09% 50.91% 2.27% 61.36% 30.91% 2.73% 0.00% 0.45% 2.27% 1.36%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 240 72.92% 27.08% 2.08% 83.33% 8.75% 3.75% 0.00% 1.25% 0.83% 0.42%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, FERC employed 12 (0.82%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 29 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of one employee over FY 2008 and an increase of 3 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.81% and for FY 2005 was 0.73%. Over the 5-year period FERC had a net increase of 0.09% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

FERC timely processed 100% of the 3 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Race (Black/African American); (2) Sex (Female); and (3) Other. Of the 3 complaints filed at FERC, 1 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, no complaints contained allegations of color discrimination and 1 contained an allegation of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 3 completed investigations, 100% were timely. FERC's average time for completing an investigation was 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

FERC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased was 154 days in FY 2009, FERC had no complaint closures in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

FERC reported no counseling settlements in FY 2009. FERC expended a total of $9,450 for 3 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,150.

FERC agreed to pay a total of $9,406 plus other benefits for its single complaint closure through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 3 0 3
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Complaints Filed* 3 100%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 0 0%

*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 3 2
Total Number Offered ADR 3 0
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 0% 0%
Total ADR Settlements 0 0
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) 3 3 100%
All Investigations 3 3 100% 0 180 NA%
All Complaint Closures 2 0 154 NA%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0% 0 0 NA%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0 NA%

*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 3
Total Closures 2
Settlements 1 50%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 1 50% 0 0% 1 100% 0 0%
Dismissals 1 100% 0 0% 1 100% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%