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Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act Charges
(includes concurrent charges with Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and EPA)
FY 2010 - 2015

The following chart represents the total number of charges filed and resolved under Genetic Information Non-Discrimination.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning from data compiled from EEOC's Integrated Mission System.

  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Receipts 201 245 280 333 333 257
Resolutions 56 211 319 294 308 257
Resolutions By Type            
Settlements 3 18 30 21 25 15
  5.4% 8.5% 9.4% 7.1% 8.1% 5.8%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 2 7 7 16 13 17
  3.6% 3.3% 2.2% 5.4% 4.2% 6.6%
Administrative Closures 11 32 55 91 122 41
  19.6% 15.2% 17.2% 31.0% 39.6% 16.0%
No Reasonable Cause 38 143 187 140 129 166
  67.9% 67.8% 58.6% 47.6% 41.9% 64.6%
Reasonable Cause 2 11 40 26 19 18
  3.6% 5.2% 12.5% 8.8% 6.2% 64.6%
Successful Conciliations 1 4 27 9 9 5
  1.8% 1.9% 8.5% 3.1% 2.9% 1.9%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 1 7 13 17 10 13
  1.8% 3.3% 4.1% 5.8% 3.2% 5.1%
Merit Resolutions 7 36 77 63 57 50
  12.5% 17.1% 24.1% 21.4% 18.5% 19.5%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $0.08 $0.5 $2.1 $1.0 $0.8 $1.1

* Does not include monetary benefits obtained through litigation.

The total of individual percentages may not always sum to 100% due to rounding.

EEOC total workload includes charges carried over from previous fiscal years, new charge receipts and charges transferred to EEOC from Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs). Resolution of charges each year may therefore exceed receipts for that year because workload being resolved is drawn from a combination of pending, new receipts and FEPA transfer charges rather than from new charges only.

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