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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Government-Wide (The Government)

Permanent Workforce: 2,527,075 Temporary Workforce: 284,202 Total Workforce: 2,811,277

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 2,527,075 56.65% 43.35% 8.14% 64.08% 18.63% 5.96% 0.33% 1.52% 0.62% 0.92%
GS-14 and GS-15* 152,127 63.41% 36.59% 4.58% 75.29% 11.44% 7.28% 0.07% 1.03% 0.30% 0.55%
Senior Pay Level* 22,871 70.71% 29.16% 4.08% 82.04% 6.74% 5.81% 0.09% 0.94% 0.30% 0.41%
SES 7,542 69.40% 30.60% 3.63% 83.08% 8.86% 2.77% 0.07% 1.15% 0.44% 0.45%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 41,437 59.21% 40.79% 11.54% 65.70% 14.84% 2.98% 0.29% 3.91% 0.76% 0.59%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 54,146 63.00% 37.00% 7.25% 74.37% 12.93% 3.20% 0.08% 1.82% 0.36% 0.50%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 40,388 67.99% 32.01% 4.01% 80.29% 9.83% 4.41% 0.06% 1.16% 0.25% 0.44%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, The Government employed 24,663 (0.88%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 56,226 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 236 employees over FY 2008 and a decrease of 479 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.88% and for FY 2005 was 0.96%. Over the 5-year period The Government had a net decrease of 0.08% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

The Government timely processed 90.2% of the 38,996 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) Disability (Physical). Of the 16,947 complaints filed at The Government, 4,023 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 1,309 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 393 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 128 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 1,610 contained allegations of color discrimination and 5,222 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 10,199 completed investigations, 72.9% were timely. The Government's average time for completing an investigation was 185 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

The Government's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 336 days in FY 2008 to 344 days in FY 2009.

IV. Costs

The Government agreed to pay $3,715,972 for 6,735 pre-complaint settlements, of which 703 were monetary settlements averaging $5,286. The Government expended a total of $37,557,461 for 10,199 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,682.

The Government agreed to pay a total of $41,713,621 plus other benefits for 3,555 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 $11,734.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 19,777 19,261 39,038
Settlements 1,294 6.5% 5,441 28.3% 6,735 17.3%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 7,487 37.9% 7,444 38.7% 14,931 38.3%
Complaints Filed* 16,312 41.8%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 1,060 2.7%

*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 39,038 16,134
Total Number Offered ADR 30,475 2,676
ADR Offer Rate* 78.1% 16.6%
ADR Participation Rate* 49.3% 6.8%
Total ADR Settlements 5,441 550
Total ADR Settlements Amount $2,098,403.66 $2,944,328.37

* 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) 38,996 35,165 90.2%
All Investigations 10,199 7,432 72.9% 180 185 2.8%
All Complaint Closures 16,134 336 344 2.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 4,150 2,276 54.8% 420 451 7.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 4,222 72 64 -11.1%

*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 16,947
Total Closures 16,134
Settlements 3,394 21%
Withdrawals 1,465 9.1%
Total Final Agency Actions 11,275 69.9% 8,372 74.3% 2,851 25.3% 52 0.5%
Dismissals 4,370 38.8% 4,222 96.6% 142 3.3% 6 0.1%
Merit Decisions 6,905 61.2% 4,150 60.1% 2,709 39.2% 46 0.7%
Finding Discrimination 206 3% 58 28.2% 103 50% 45 21.8%
Finding No Discrimination 6,699 97% 4,092 61.1% 2,606 38.9% 1 0%