The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Permanent Workforce: 1,110 Temporary Workforce: 223 Total Workforce: 1,333

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 1,110 39.24% 60.76% 2.62% 60.16% 31.35% 5.62% 0.22%
GS-14 and GS-15* 161 42.86% 57.14% 1.24% 80.12% 12.42% 6.21% 0%
Senior Pay Level* 343 63.56% 36.44% 3.79% 81.63% 5.83% 8.45% 0.29%
First-Level Officials/Managers 31 0% 100% 0% 19.35% 80.65% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 17 29.41% 70.59% 5.88% 70.59% 23.53% 0% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 150 55.33% 44.67% 4.67% 85.33% 7.33% 2.67% 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 NSF, employees with targeted disabilities represented 1.05% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 7 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). NSF timely processed 85.7% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 3 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of NSF's 7 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 71.4 % of the time, but the parties elected not to participate, resulting in 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, NSF offered ADR 27.3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 9.1% of the complaint workload; and 100% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    NSF completed all 3 of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 144 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.

    NSF's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 212 days in FY 2003 to 470 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    NSF had a total of 3 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 2 pending investigation for an average of 55 days.

  5. Costs

    NSF reported no monetary awards for the 3 counseling settlements with benefits achieved during this reporting period.

    NSF reported no monetary awards for the 2 complaint closures achieved through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

    NSF expended a total of $14,214 for 3 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,738.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 6   1   7  
Settlements 2 33.33% 1 100.00% 3 42.85%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 1 16.6% 0 0% 1 14.28%
Complaints Filed*         3 42.85%
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 7 7 100.00% 1 14.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 7 5 71.43% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 0.00% -28.57%   -100.00%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 11 6 55.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 11 3 27.27% 1 9.09%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 0.00% -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) 7 6 85.71%      
All Investigations 3 3 100.00% 99 144 45.45%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0%
Dismissal Decisions 3     63 251 298.41%

*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 (8) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 2 25.00%            
Withdrawals 2 25.00%            
Dismissals 3 37.50%            
Merit Decisions 1 12.50%            
Finding Discrimination 1 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1 100.00%
Finding No Discrimination 0 0.00% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%


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