The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

Permanent Workforce: 2,627 Temporary Workforce: 352 Total Workforce: 2,979

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 2,627 46.7% 53.3% 1.71% 65.18% 30.11% 2.61% 0.36%
Major Occupation:                
Archivist 327 61.77% 38.23% 0% 91.74% 6.73% 1.22% 0.31%
GS-14 and GS-15* 206 60.19% 39.81% 1.46% 83.98% 10.68% 3.88% 0%
Senior Pay Level* 23 86.96% 13.04% 0% 95.65% 0% 4.34% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 97 43.3% 56.7% 1.03% 61.86% 37.11% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 160 62.5% 37.5% 1.25% 88.75% 9.38% 0.63% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 79 69.62% 30.38% 2.53% 87.34% 7.59% 2.53% 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 NARA, employees with targeted disabilities represented 1.54% 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). NARA timely processed 98.1% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 11 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of NARA's 53 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 62.3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 41.5% of the completed counselings; and 75% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, NARA offered ADR 2.3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 2.3% of the complaint workload; and 100% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    NARA completed 25% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 221 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.

    NARA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 752 days in FY 2003 to 835 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    NARA had a total of 19 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 6 pending investigation for an average of 104 days; and 5 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 1,229 days.

  5. Costs

    NARA reported no monetary awards for the 13 counseling settlements with benefits achieved.

    NARA reported no monetary awards for the 6 complaint closures achieved through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

    NARA expended a total of $26,419 for 8 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,302.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 33   20   53  
Settlements 2 6.06% 11 55.00% 13 24.52%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 21 63.6% 4 20% 25 47.16%
Complaints Filed*         11 20.75%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         4 7.54%

*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 35 26 74.00% 16 46.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 53 33 62.26% 22 41.51%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 51.42% 26.92%   37.50%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 77 2 3.00% 2 3.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 44 1 2.27% 1 2.27%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -42.85% -50.00%   -50.00%  

*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) 53 52 98.11%      
All Investigations 8 2 25.00% 84 221 163.09%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 7 5 71.43% 1,207 1,133 -6.13%
Dismissal Decisions 4     118 36 -69.49%

*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 (25) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 6 24.00%            
Withdrawals 1 4.00%            
Dismissals 4 16.00%            
Merit Decisions 14 56.00%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 14 100.00% 7 50.00% 7 50.00% 0 0.00%


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