U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Federal Government

Permanent Workforce: 2,428,330

Total Reported Workforce: 2,867,837

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EEO Indicators FY 2002 FY 2003 Change
Pre-Complaint Counseling Instances of EEO Counselor Counseling 56,275 45,030 -20.0%
% Counseled within regulatory time frame n/a 88%
ADR Measures % of Instances of Counseling where ADR Offered 46.5% 73%
ADR Election Rate 48.9% 58%
ADR Participation Rate 22.8% 42.4%
Complaints Filed/Complainants Complaints Filed 21,945 20,226 -7.8%
Total Workforce 2,768,213 2,867,837 3.6%
Total Complainants 17,319 18,077 4.4%
% of Complainants Filing Single Complaint 79% 89.3%
% of Workforce who are EEO Complainants 0.6% 0.6%
InvestigationsTotal Completed 13,753 13,248 -3.7%
Average Processing Time for Investigation (Days) 267 267 0.0%
Amount Spent on In-House Investigations $24,418,155 $21,175,550 -13.3%
Amount Spent on Contract Investigations $11,795,940 $11,437,504 -3.0%
Type of Closures Total Closures 22,769 19,772 -13.2%
Agency Dismissals 5,325 2,429 -54.4%
Administrative Judge Dismissals 325 294 -9.5%
Withdrawals 2,205 2,296 4.1%
Settlements 5,606 5,573 -0.6%
Merit Decisions (with and without an AJ decision) 9,308 9,180 -1.4%
Average Processing Days (from date complaint filed) All Closures 418 541 29.4%
Agency Dismissals n/a 207 ??
Administrative Judge Dismissals n/a 622 ??
Withdrawals 309 380 23.0%
Settlements 482 507 5.2%
Merit Decisions (with no AJ decision) 326 475 45.7%
Merit Decisions (with and without an AJ decision) 470 854 81.7%
Merit Decisions Total Number 9,308 11,903 27.9%
Decisions with Finding of Discrimination 248 264 6.5%
% of Decisions with Finding of Discrimination 2.7% 2.2%
Corrective Actions/Benefits Total Number 5,854 5,823 -0.5%
Amount of Frontpay/Backpay Benefits 5,266,637 4,313,643 -18.1%
Amount of Lump Sum Payments 11,612,063 15,120,528 30.2%
Amount of Compensatory Damages 8,505,452 11,559,078 35.9%
Amount of Attorneys' Fees 8,144,603 9,335,676 14.6%
Appeals Cases Received For Review 6,725 7,040 4.7%
Number of Cases Closed 9,452 8,013 -15.2%
NOTE: NA = Not Applicable

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