The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Permanent Workforce: 486 Temporary Workforce: 15 Total Workforce: 501

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 486 51.9% 48.1% 2% 66.67% 26.75% 4.6% 0%
Major Occupation:                
General Attorney 170 58.82% 41.18% 2.35% 85.88% 5.88% 5.88% 0%
GS-14 and GS-15* 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Senior Pay Level* 30 76.67% 23.33% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 29 75.86% 24.14% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

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. At CFTC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.2% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 100 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). CFTC timely processed 92% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 1 formal complaint of discrimination was filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of CFTC's 100 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 3% of the completed counselings; and 75% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, CFTC made no ADR offers.

  3. Processing Times

    CFTC completed one investigation in 191 days. 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.

    CFTC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 391 days in FY 2003 to 387 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    CFTC had a total of 2 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 1 pending investigation for an average of 61 days; and 1 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 782 days.

  5. Costs

    CFTC incurred no costs for this reporting period for counselings settled or for formal complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, or final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

    CFTC expended a total of $1,050 for 1 complaint investigation, for an average expenditure of $1050.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 96   4   100  
Settlements -3 -3.12% 3 75.00% 0 0%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 99 103.1% 0 0% 99 99.00%
Complaints Filed*         1 1.00%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         0 0.00%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2004 where counseling was also completed during FY 2004.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints ADR Offers ADR Participation
# # % # %
FY 2003 Pre-Complaint Counselings 65 5 8.00% 5 8.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 100 3 3.00% 3 3.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 53.84% -40.00%   -40.00%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 13 1 8.00% 1 8.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 10 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -23.07% -100.00%   -100.00%  

*Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2003 APD* FY 2004 APD % Change
All Counselings (minus remands) 100 92 92.00%      
All Investigations 1 0 0.00% 81 191 135.80%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 6 2 33.33% 607 367 -39.53%
Dismissal Decisions 0     0 0 0%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints Closed in FY 2004

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 (8) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 0 0.00%            
Withdrawals 0 0.00%            
Dismissals 0 0.00%            
Merit Decisions 8 100.00%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 8 100.00% 6 75.00% 2 25.00% 0 0.00%


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