The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Peace Corps (PC)

Permanent Workforce: 21 Temporary Workforce: 823 Total Workforce: 844

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 21 44.79% 55.21% 4.14% 73.81% 17.29% 4.38% 0.35%
Major Occupations                
Misc. Administration & Program 299 39.46% 60.54% 4.68% 81.61% 10.03% 3.68% 0%
Program Management 141 60.28% 39.72% 4.26% 85.82% 9.22% 0.71% 0%
GS-14 and GS-15* 194 54.13% 45.87% 3.6% 78.35% 12.88% 5.15% 0%
Senior Pay Level* 19 63.16% 36.84% 10.52% 68.42% 10.52% 10.52% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 14 28.57% 71.43% 0% 64.29% 28.57% 7.14% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 52 40.38% 59.62% 5.77% 76.92% 15.38% 1.92% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 51 58.82% 41.18% 3.92% 80.39% 7.84% 7.84% 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 PC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.59% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 10 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). PC timely processed 100% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 4 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of PC's 10 instances of counseling, no ADR offers were reported.

    At the formal complaint phase, PC reported no ADR offers.

  3. Processing Times

    PC completed its 2 investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 212 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.

    PC's average processing time for all complaint closures was 1,178 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    PC had a total of 9 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 1 pending acknowledgment for an average of 18 days; 2 pending investigation for an average of 64 days; and 5 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 485 days.

  5. Costs

    PC reported no counseling settlements with benefits.

    PC agreed to pay a total of $20,000 for the one complaint closures achieved through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

    PC expended a total of $7,000 for 2 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,500.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 10   0   10  
Settlements 0 0.00% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.00%
Complaints Filed*         4 40.00%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         6 60.00%

*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 10 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 10 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 0.00% 0%   0%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 9 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 13 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 44.44% 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) 10 10 100.00%      
All Investigations 2 2 100.00% 0 212 0%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0.00% 0 0 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 (4) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 1 25.00%            
Withdrawals 0 0.00%            
Dismissals 0 0.00%            
Merit Decisions 3 75.00%            
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 3 100.00% 0 0.00% 3 100.00% 0 0.00%


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