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Race-Based Charges
FY 1992 - FY 1996

The following chart represents the total number of charge receipts filed and resolved under Title VII alleging race-based discrimination.

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

  FY 1992 FY 1993 FY 1994 FY 1995 FY 1996
Receipts 29,548 31,695 31,656 29,986 26,287
Resolutions 28,497 27,440 25,253 31,674 35,127
Resolutions By Type          
Settlements 1,852 1,581 1,452 1,211 998
  6.5%
 
5.8%
 
5.8%
 
3.8%
 
2.8%
 
Withdrawals w/Benefits 1,722 1,749 1,541 1,362 1,088
  6.0%
 
6.4%
 
6.1%
 
4.3%
 
3.1%
 
Administrative Closures 5,645 6,611 7,837 9,443 8,442
  19.8%
 
24.1%
 
31.0%
 
29.8%
 
24.0%
 
No Reasonable Cause 18,772 17,094 14,068 19,364 24,210
  65.9%
 
62.3%
 
55.7%
 
61.1%
 
68.9%
 
Reasonable Cause 506 405 355 294 389
  1.8%
 
1.5%
 
1.4%
 
0.9%
 
1.1%
 
Successful Conciliations 161 141 144 111 151
  0.6%
 
0.5%
 
0.6%
 
0.4%
 
0.4%
 
Unsuccessful Conciliations 345 264 211 183 238
  1.2%
 
1.0%
 
0.8%
 
0.6%
 
0.7%
 
Merit Resolutions 4,080 3,735 3,348 2,867 2,475
  14.3%
 
13.6%
 
13.3%
 
9.1%
 
7.0%
 
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $31.9 $33.3 $39.7 $30.1 $37.2

* 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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