Permanent Workforce: 2,606,903
|Employee Pool||Total #||Men||Women||Hispanics||Whites||Blacks||Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders||American Indians / Alaskan Natives|
|GS-14 and GS-15**||160,919||68.85%||31.15%||3.92%||80.7%||8.95%||5.48%||0.94%|
|Senior Pay Level**||19,117||74.25%||25.75%||3.44%||86.09%||6.51%||3.18%||0.81%|
*Includes data for those agencies which are provided by CPDF plus AAFES, TVA, and USPS; does not include data for intelligence-gathering agencies.
**Includes data only for those agencies which are provided by CPDF; does not include pay-banded employees or data for intelligence-gathering agencies.
Employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.99% of the total government workforce in FY 2004, and of agencies with a permanent workforce of 500 or more, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at 2.23%, had the highest percentage of employees with targeted disabilities.
There were 42,412 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). Government-wide, agencies timely processed 76.3% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 19,024 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.
Of the 42,412 instances of counseling government-wide, ADR was offered 79.5% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 43.3% of the completed counselings; and 48.7% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.
At the formal complaint phase, federal agencies offered ADR 7.4% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 2.8% of the complaint workload; and 77.0% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.
Government-wide, agencies completed 43% of their investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 280 days for all investigations. In most instances, the regulations require completion of investigations within 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the
Tennessee Valley Authority was the only agency to complete 100% of their investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 117 days.
The government-wide average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 541 days in FY 2003 to 469 days in FY 2004.
Government-wide, agencies had a total of 25,394 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 1,573 pending acknowledgment for an average of 211 days; 9,017 pending investigation for an average of 221 days; and 5,012 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 580 days.
Agencies throughout the government agreed to pay $3,137,912 for 7,856 counseling settlements with benefits, an average $399.42 per counseling settled.
Agencies agreed to pay a total of $29,695,916 for 4,739 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award (including back/front pay, compensatory damages, attorney's fees, and lump sum payments) was $6,266.28.
Agencies throughout the government expended a total of $29,943,635 for 11,876 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,521.35. It should be noted that, due to inconsistencies in the way agencies report investigative costs, these figures may not reflect the full costs associated with a federal sector investigation. Some agencies do not report overhead and administrative costs in addition to the salary or contract price of the actual investigator.
|Counseling Outcomes||Completed by EEO Counselor||Completed Using ADR||All Completed Counselings|
|Total Instances of Counseling:||25,196||17,216||42,412|
|Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed||11,700||46.43%||1,964||11.40%||13,664||32.21%|
|Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year||2,523||5.94%|
*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2004 where counseling was also completed during FY 2004.
|Counselings / Complaints||ADR Offers||ADR Participation|
|FY 2003 Pre-Complaint Counselings||45,030||32,864||73.00%||19,075||42.00%|
|FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings||42,412||33,735||79.54%||18,381||43.34%|
|Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004||-5.81%||2.65%||-3.63%|
|FY 2003 Complaints*||51,775||6,068||12.00%||3,665||7.00%|
|FY 2004 Complaints*||48,555||3,572||7.36%||1,347||2.77%|
|Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004||-6.21%||-41.13%||-63.24%|
*Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.
|Total #||# Timely||% Timely||FY 2003 APD*||FY 2004 APD||% Change|
|All Counselings (minus remands)||42,386||32,344||76.30%|
|Merit Decisions (no AJ)||6,186||2,695||43.57%||598||601||0.50%|
*APD = Average Processing Days
|Complaint Outcomes||Complaint Closures||Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision)||Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented)||Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)|
|Total Closures (23,153)||#||%||#||%||#||%||#||%|
|Finding No Discrimination||10,594||97.05%||6,020||56.82%||4,515||42.61%||59||0.55%|
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