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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Charges
(includes concurrent charges with Title VII, ADEA, and EPA)
FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following charts represent the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved under the ADA.

Receipts include all charges filed under the ADA and those filed concurrently under Title VII, EPA, and ADEA. Therefore, the sum of receipts for all statutes will exceed total charges received.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information, and Planning from EEOC's Charge Data System - quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports and the national data base.


FY 19921 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
RECEIPTS 1,048 15,274 18,859 19,798 18,046
RESOLUTIONS 88 4,502 12,523 18,900 23,451
RESOLUTIONS BY TYPE




SETTLEMENTS 11 422 733 811 770

12.5% 9.4% 5.9% 4.3% 3.3%
WITHDRAWALS W/BENEFITS 7 591 1,126 1,222 1,151

8.0% 13.1% 9.0% 6.5% 4.9%
ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURES 62 1,941 5,570 7,998 7,927

70.5% 43.1% 44.5% 42.3% 33.8%
NO REASONABLE CAUSE 7 1,442 4,734 8,395 13,012

8.0% 32.0% 37.8% 44.4% 55.5%
REASONABLE CAUSE 1 106 360 474 591

1.1% 2.4% 2.9% 2.5% 2.5%
SUCCESSFUL 0 32 122 138 240

0.0% 0.7% 1.0% 0.7% 1.0%
UNSUCCESSFUL 1 74 238 336 351

1.1% 1.6% 1.9% 1.8% 1.5%
MERIT RESOLUTIONS 19 1,119 2,219 2,507 2,512

21.6% 24.9% 17.7% 13.3% 10.7%
MONETARY BENEFITS (Millions)2 $0.2 $15.9 $32.6 $38.7 $45.5

1. EEOC began enforcing Title I of the ADA on July 26, 1992.
2. FY 1993 represents the first full year EEOC enforced Title I of the ADA.

* 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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