The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Permanent Workforce: 1,920 Temporary Workforce: 32 Total Workforce: 1,952

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 1,920 47.55% 52.45% 2.92% 60.34% 31.55% 4.91% 0.25%
Major Occupations                
Misc. Administrative & Program 374 30.48% 69.52% 2.14% 48.66% 46.52% 2.41% 0.27%
Electronics Engineer 298 90.27% 9.73% 3.69% 73.83% 8.39% 13.42% 0.67%
General Attorney 519 51.45% 48.55% 2.7% 78.23% 14.26% 4.62% 0.19%
GS-14 and GS-15* 1,041 61.1% 38.9% 2.59% 76.56% 14.31% 6.15% 0.38%
Senior Pay Level* 62 75.81% 24.19% 3.22% 88.7% 0% 0% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 3 33.33% 66.67% 0% 66.67% 33.33% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 35 40% 60% 0% 54.29% 45.71% 0% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 284 61.97% 38.03% 1.06% 84.15% 11.62% 3.17% 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 FCC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 1.02% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 15 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). FCC timely processed 86.7% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 6 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of FCC's 15 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 100% of the time, but the parties elected not to participate, resulting in no resolutions achieved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, FCC offered ADR 60% of the time, but the parties elected not to participate, resulting in no resolutions achieved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    FCC completed all 3 of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 133 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.

    FCC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 82 days in FY 2003 to 701 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    FCC had a total of 4 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 2 pending investigation for an average of 50 days; and 1 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 403 days.

  5. Costs

    FCC reported no counseling settlements with benefits, achieved during this reporting period.

    FCC reported no complaint closures during this reporting period.

    FCC expended a total of $14,000 for 3 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,667.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 15   0   15  
Settlements 0 0.00% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 6 40% 0 0% 6 40.00%
Complaints Filed*         6 40.00%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         3 20.00%

*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 91 6 7.00% 2 2.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 15 15 100.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -83.51% 150.00%   -100.00%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 14 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 10 6 60.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -28.57% 0%   0%  

*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) 15 13 86.66%      
All Investigations 3 3 100.00% 180 133 -26.11%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 1 100.00% 82 0 -100.00%
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 (6) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 0 0.00%            
Withdrawals 0 0.00%            
Dismissals 0 0.00%            
Merit Decisions 6 100.00%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 6 100.00% 1 20.00% 5 80.00% 0 0.00%


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