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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Government Printing Office (GPO)

Permanent Workforce: 2,281 Temporary Workforce: 33 Total Workforce: 2,314

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 2,281 58.48% 41.52% 1.45% 41.30% 54.14% 2.50% 0.04% 0.48% 0.09% 1.40%
Major Occupations:
MISC PRINTING & REPRODUCT 271 60.15% 39.85% 0.37% 22.14% 77.12% 0.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.74%
PRINTING SERVICES 245 53.06% 46.94% 1.63% 60.82% 34.69% 1.63% 0.00% 1.22% 0.00% 0.41%
BINDERY WORKING 217 64.06% 35.94% 1.38% 36.87% 59.45% 2.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.92%
GS-14 and GS-15* 179 63.69% 36.31% 1.12% 65.92% 26.82% 5.59% 0.00% 0.56% 0.00% 0.56%
Senior Pay Level* 24 91.67% 8.33% 4.17% 79.17% 16.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 21 33.33% 66.67% 4.76% 23.81% 71.43% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 128 55.47% 44.53% 0.00% 60.94% 34.38% 3.13% 0.00% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 84 75.00% 25.00% 3.57% 67.86% 20.24% 7.14% 0.00% 1.19% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, GPO employed 33 (1.43%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 46 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of 4 employees from FY 2008 and a decrease of 6 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.55% and for FY 2005 was 1.65%. Over the 5-year period GPO had a net decrease of 0.22% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

GPO timely processed 85.5% of the 159 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) Reprisal; and (3) Age. Of the 84 complaints filed at GPO, 51 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 12 contained allegations of color discrimination and 6 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 34 completed investigations, 5.9% were timely. GPO's average time for completing an investigation was 247 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

GPO's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 251 days in FY 2008 to 293 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

GPO reported no counseling settlements in FY 2009. GPO expended a total of $103,202 for 34 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,035.

GPO agreed to pay a total of $36,900 plus other benefits for 8 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 $4,613.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 159 0 159
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 71 44.7% 0 0% 71 44.7%
Complaints Filed* 84 52.8%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 4 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 159 48
Total Number Offered ADR 84 0
ADR Offer Rate* 52.8% 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) 159 136 85.5%
All Investigations 34 2 5.9% 167 247 47.9%
All Complaint Closures 48 251 293 16.7%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 6 2 33.3% 213 189 -11.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 25 174 95 -45.4%

*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 84
Total Closures 48
Settlements 8 16.7%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 40 83.3% 31 77.5% 9 22.5% 0 0%
Dismissals 25 62.5% 25 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 15 37.5% 6 40% 9 60% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 15 100% 6 40% 9 60% 0 0%