The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Permanent Workforce: 953 Temporary Workforce: 120 Total Workforce: 1,073

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 953 49.87% 50.13% 2.42% 72.22% 21.24% 3.82% 0.27%
Major Occupation:                
General Attorney 540 56.67% 43.33% 2.41% 85.93% 7.22% 4.26% 0.19%
GS-14 and GS-15* 535 60.75% 39.25% 2.06% 87.66% 6.17% 3.93% 0.19%
Senior Pay Level* 40 65% 35% 0% 95% 5% 0% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 58 43.1% 56.9% 70.69% 27.59% 0% 1.72% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 237 67.93% 32.07% 0.84% 94.51% 3.8% 0.84% 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 FTC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.37% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 21 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). FTC timely processed 95.2% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 6 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of FTC's 21 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 100% of the time. However, the parties elected not to participate so there were no resolutions achieved through settlements or withdrawals. There was, however, one settlement from an ADR proceeding pending from the prior fiscal year.

    At the formal complaint phase, FTC offered ADR 50% of the time. However, the parties elected not to participate so there were no resolutions achieved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    FTC completed all 3 of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 169 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.

    FTC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 298 days in FY 2003 to 847 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    FTC had a total of 5 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 1 pending acknowledgment for an average of 7 days; 2 pending investigation for an average of 124 days; and 2 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 268 days.

  5. Costs

    FTC reported no monetary awards for the one settlement with benefits achieved during counseling.

    FTC agreed to pay a total of $20,104 for 4 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 $5,026.

    FTC expended a total of $10,600 for 3 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,533.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 20   1   21  
Settlements 0 0.00% 1 100.00% 1 4.76%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 13 65% 0 0% 13 61.90%
Complaints Filed*         7 33.33%
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 33 33 100.00% 1 3.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 21 22 100.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -36.36% -27.27%   -100.00%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 10 4 40.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 12 6 50.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 20.00% 50.00%   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) 21 20 95.23%      
All Investigations 3 3 100.00% 0 169 0%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 1 100.00% 0 167 0%
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 (7) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 4 57.14%            
Withdrawals 0 0.00%            
Dismissals 0 0.00%            
Merit Decisions 3 42.85%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 3 100.00% 1 33.33% 2 66.66% 0 0%


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