The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Permanent Workforce: 5,191 Temporary Workforce: 101 Total Workforce: 5,292

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 5,191 55.18% 44.82% 4.02% 74.03% 17.76% 3.62% 0.54%
Major Occupations                
Financial Institution Examining 2,260 67.39% 32.61% 3.84% 85.3% 7.65% 2.65% 0.53%
General Attorney 271 65.31% 34.69% 3.69% 88.19% 5.9% 1.48% 0.74%
Financial Analysis 123 63.41% 36.59% 2.44% 78.05% 12.2% 7.32% 0%
GS-14 and GS-15* 1,206 68.08% 31.92% 2.99% 84.33% 8.54% 3.73% 0.41%
Senior Pay Level* 167 76.05% 23.95% 2.99% 85.62% 10.17% 1.19% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 13 23.08% 76.92% 7.69% 38.46% 46.15% 7.69% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 87 59.77% 40.23% 5.75% 68.97% 19.54% 5.75% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 206 74.76% 25.24% 4.37% 83.01% 9.22% 1.46% 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 FDIC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.77% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 53 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). FDIC timely processed 31% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 35 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of FDIC's 53 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 100% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 41.5% of the completed counselings; and 22.7% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, FDIC offered ADR 27.6% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 9% of the complaint workload; and 5.9% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    FDIC completed 39% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 273 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.

    FDIC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 1,125 days in FY 2003 to 986 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    FDIC had a total of 79 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 1 pending acknowledgment for an average of 1 day; 22 pending investigation for an average of 118 days; and 31 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 1,227 days.

  5. Costs

    FDIC reported no counseling settlements with benefits during this reporting period.

    FDIC agreed to pay a total of $13,000 for 12 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 $10,833.

    FDIC expended a total of $161,298 for 38 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,245.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 31   22   53  
Settlements 1 3.22% 5 22.72% 6 11.32%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 14 45.1% 0 0% 14 26.41%
Complaints Filed*         31 58.49%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         2 3.77%

*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 52 37 71.00% 12 23.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 53 57 100.00% 22 41.51%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 1.92% 54.05%   83.33%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 183 38 21.00% 13 7.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 134 37 27.61% 12 8.96%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -26.77% -2.63%   -7.69%  

*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) 53 51 96.22%      
All Investigations 38 15 39.47% 693 272 -60.75%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 19 6 31.58% 1,293 734 -43.20%
Dismissal Decisions 3     1,136 0 -100.00%

*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 (55) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 8 14.54%            
Withdrawals 7 12.72%            
Dismissals 3 5.45%            
Merit Decisions 37 67.27%            
Finding Discrimination 4 10.81% 0 0.00% 4 100.00% 0 0.00%
Finding No Discrimination 33 89.18% 19 57.57% 14 42.42% 0 0.00%


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