The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Permanent Workforce: 2,397 Temporary Workforce: 68 Total Workforce: 2,465

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 2,397 32.91% 67.09% 12.98% 38.62% 44.5% 3.44% 0.44%
Major Occupations                
General Investigating 906 38.41% 61.59% 17.44% 35.1% 44.15% 2.98% 0.33%
General Attorney 533 39.02% 60.98% 8.63% 62.66% 23.83% 4.88% 0%
GS-14 and GS-15* 636 41.82% 58.18% 10.22% 58.18% 27.52% 4.09% 0%
Senior Pay Level* 38 52.64% 47.36% 18.42% 42.1% 34.21% 5.26% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 45 24.44% 75.56% 22.22% 33.33% 44.44% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 237 43.88% 56.12% 11.81% 44.3% 40.08% 3.8% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 121 55.37% 44.63% 13.22% 54.55% 28.93% 3.31% 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.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 49 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). EEOC timely processed 70% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 31 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of EEOC's 49 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 100% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 32.7% of the completed counselings; and 50% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, EEOC offered ADR 10.3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 10.3% of the complaint workload; and 69.2% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    EEOC completed 89% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 1days 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.

    EEOC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 510 days in FY 2003 to 421 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    EEOC had a total of 36 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 6 pending investigation for an average of 83 days; and 15 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 581 days.

  5. Costs

    EEOC reported no monetary awards for the 5 counseling settlements with benefits achieved.

    EEOC agreed to pay a total of $33,816 for 15 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 $2,254.

    EEOC expended a total of $104,000 for 35 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,971.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 33   16   49  
Settlements 0 0.00% 5 31.25% 5 10.20%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 12 36.3% 3 18.7% 15 30.61%
Complaints Filed*         27 55.10%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         2 4.08%

*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 72 56 78.00% 12 17.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 49 55 100.00% 16 32.65%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -31.94% -1.78%   33.33%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 99 23 23.00% 13 13.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 87 9 10.34% 9 10.34%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -12.12% -60.86%   -30.76%  

*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) 49 34 69.38%      
All Investigations 35 31 88.57% 275 162 -41.09%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 12 3 25.00% 718 482 -32.86%
Dismissal Decisions 4     238 82 -65.54%

*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 (51) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 14 27.45%            
Withdrawals 10 19.60%            
Dismissals 4 7.84%            
Merit Decisions 23 45.09%            
Finding Discrimination 1 4.34% 0 0.00% 1 100.00% 0 0.00%
Finding No Discrimination 22 95.65% 12 54.54% 10 45.45% 0 0.00%


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