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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Department of the Treasury (TREAS)

Permanent Workforce: 107,167 Temporary Workforce: 1,728 Total Workforce: 108,895

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 107,167 37.39% 62.61% 8.97% 60.72% 24.35% 4.69% 0.12% 0.78% 0.38% 1.72%
Major Occupations:
INTERNAL REVENUE AGT 14,428 50.26% 49.74% 6.43% 67.60% 14.22% 10.46% 0.22% 0.75% 0.32% 0.87%
CONTACT REPRESEN-TATIVE 13,584 29.84% 70.16% 13.00% 51.34% 32.00% 2.47% 0.08% 0.80% 0.32% 2.19%
TAX EXAMINING 10,871 22.66% 77.34% 10.60% 60.82% 23.76% 3.64% 0.06% 0.85% 0.28% 2.42%
GS-14 and GS-15* 8,753 51.81% 48.19% 3.55% 71.88% 17.48% 6.10% 0.07% 0.51% 0.40% 0.75%
Senior Pay Level* 546 64.47% 35.53% 3.30% 81.68% 10.99% 3.30% 0.18% 0.18% 0.37% 0.18%
SES 451 62.97% 37.03% 3.55% 81.15% 11.09% 3.33% 0.22% 0.22% 0.44% 0.22%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 152 36.18% 63.82% 5.92% 64.47% 25.66% 2.63% 0.66% 0.66% 0.00% 2.63%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 631 51.66% 48.34% 4.60% 67.19% 23.61% 4.12% 0.00% 0.16% 0.32% 0.32%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,203 61.85% 38.15% 2.91% 82.13% 11.14% 3.33% 0.17% 0.08% 0.25% 0.25%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, TREAS employed 1,864 (1.71%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 2,178 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 37 employees over FY 2008 and a decrease of 100 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.73% and for FY 2005 was 1.82%. Over the 5-year period TREAS had a net decrease of 0.11% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

TREAS timely processed 94.1% of the 818 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 432 complaints filed at TREAS, 109 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 38 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 8 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 25 contained allegations of color discrimination and 128 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 357 completed investigations, 61.3% were timely. TREAS' average time for completing an investigation was 252 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

TREAS' average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 453 days in FY 2008 to 440 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

TREAS agreed to pay $69,045 for 153 pre-complaint settlements, of which 7 were monetary settlements averaging $9,864. TREAS expended a total of $2,761,990 for 357 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $7,737.

TREAS agreed to pay a total of $1,832,095 plus other benefits for 127 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 $14,426.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 422 396 818
Settlements 49 11.6% 104 26.3% 153 18.7%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 179 42.4% 83 21% 262 32%
Complaints Filed* 374 45.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 29 3.6%

*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 818 474
Total Number Offered ADR 783 268
ADR Offer Rate* 95.7% 56.5%
ADR Participation Rate* 48.4% 29.1%
Total ADR Settlements 104 11
Total ADR Settlements Amount $51,300.00 $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) 818 770 94.1%
All Investigations 357 219 61.3% 257 252 -1.9%
All Complaint Closures 474 453 440 -2.9%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 140 108 77.1% 430 428 -0.5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 63 189 99 -47.6%

*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 432
Total Closures 474
Settlements 119 25.1%
Withdrawals 53 11.2%
Total Final Agency Actions 302 63.7% 203 67.2% 99 32.8% 0 0%
Dismissals 70 23.2% 63 90% 7 10% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 232 76.8% 140 60.3% 92 39.7% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 8 3.5% 5 62.5% 3 37.5% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 224 96.6% 135 60.3% 89 39.7% 0 0%