U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PROFILE OF SELECTED INDICATORS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Permanent Workforce: 89,853

Total Reported Workforce: 112,843

U.S. Department of Agriculture EEO Indicators FY 2002 FY 2003 Change
Pre-Complaint Counseling* Instances of EEO Counselor Counseling 1,113 1,313 18.0%
% Counseled within regulatory time frame 91% 81.7% -10.2%
ADR Measures % of Instances of Counseling where ADR Offered 67.8% 79.7% 17.6%
ADR Election Rate 24.7% 28.3% 14.6%
ADR Participation Rate 16.7% 22.6% 35.3%
Complaints Filed/Complainants Complaints Filed 773 686 -11.3%
Total Workforce 114,978 112,843 -1.9%
Total Complainants 721 605 -16.1%
% of Complainants Filing Single Complaint 93% 88% -5.4%
% of Workforce who are EEO Complainants 0.6% 0.5% -14.5%
Investigations Total Completed 2,875 452 -84.3%
Average Processing Time for Investigation (Days) 329 464 41.0%
Amount Spent on In-House Investigations $695 $0 -100.0%
Amount Spent on Contract Investigations $0 $1,698,546 NA
Type of Closures Total Closures 695 610 -12.2%
Agency Dismissals 121 48 -60.3%
Administrative Judge Dismissals 3 0 -100.0%
Withdrawals 78 43 -44.9%
Settlements 326 250 -23.3%
Merit Decisions (with and without an AJ decision) 146 269 84.2%
Average Processing Days (from date complaint filed) All Closures 478 808 69.0%
Agency Dismissals 513 426 -17.0%
Administrative Judge Dismissals 780 0 -100.0%
Withdrawals 569 463 -18.6%
Settlements 708 613 -13.4%
Final Agency Decisions (with no AJ decision) 718 958 33.4%
Merit Decisions (with and without an AJ decision) 582 1,113 91.2%
Merit Decisions Total Number 146 269 84.2%
Decisions with Finding of Discrimination 7 5 -28.6%
% of Decisions with Finding of Discrimination 4.8% 1.9% -61.2%
Corrective Actions/Benefits Total Number 333 255 -23.4%
Amount of Frontpay/Backpay Benefits $3,338 $29,131 772.7%
Amount of Lump Sum Payments $189,256 $1,619,811 755.9%
Amount of Compensatory Damages $405,408 $292,150 -27.9%
Amount of Attorneys' Fees $120,763 $611,359 406.2%
Appeals Cases Received For Review 157 140 -10.8%
Number of Cases Closed 284 145 -48.9%

NOTE: NA = Not Applicable

*The FY 2003 counseling percentages do not total 100% because the agency did not provide counseling times for all FY 2003 counselings.


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