The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Permanent Workforce: 59,721 Temporary Workforce: 16,955 Total Workforce: 76,676

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders American Indians/ Alaskan Natives Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force 59,721 61.01% 38.99% 5.04% 74.67% 5.84% 2.17% 12.27% 0.97%
Major Occupations:
Park Ranger 5,258 65.33% 34.67% 3.59% 88.06% 3.86% 1.77% 2.72% 0.74%
Miscellaneous Administration and Program 2,491 46.09% 53.91% 5.06% 69.41% 7.71% 1.57% 16.26% 0.48%
Gen. Natural Resources Mgt. and Bio. Sci. 3,664 66.70% 33.30% 3.14% 90.91% 1.09% 1.61% 3.25% 0.55%
GS-14 and GS-15* 5,005 71.23% 28.77% 2.78% 82.54% 4.18% 2.32% 8.19% 0.36%
Senior Pay Level* 368 72.01% 27.99% 2.99% 79.89% 5.71% 1.90% 9.51% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/Managers 4,598 66.81% 33.19% 4.72% 79.49% 3.41% 1.46% 10.92% 0.70%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 4,404 71.30% 28.70% 4.36% 81.56% 3.18% 1.70% 9.20% 0.43%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 1,296 70.60% 29.40% 2.24% 82.10% 4.17% 1.70% 9.80% 0.23%
Unclassified Managers 1,197 84.71% 15.29% 3.76% 61.99% 8.02% 0.92% 25.31% 0.25%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 505 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, DOI timely processed 89.9%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 333 complaints filed at DOI, the top 3 issues of alleged discrimination were: (1) Harassment - Non-Sexual; (2) Promotion/Non-Selection; and (3) Assignment of Duties. The top 3 bases of alleged discrimination were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Sex - Female.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    DOI's average time for completing an investigation was 241 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    DOI's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 542 days in FY 2004 to 515 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    DOI had a total of 440 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with 42 pending acknowledgment; 194 pending investigation for an average of 181 days; and 39 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 459 days.

  5. Costs

    DOI agreed to pay $64,115 for 60 pre-complaint settlements, of which 11 were monetary settlements averaging $5,829. DOI expended a total of $740,974 for 235 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,153.

    DOI agreed to pay a total of $1,621,302 for 104 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $15,589.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 451 55 506
Settlements 33 7.3% 27 49.1% 60 11.9%
No Complaints Filed 151 33.5% 6 10.9% 157 31%
Complaints Filed* 265 52.4%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 24 4.7%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2005 where counseling was also completed during FY 2005.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints

ADR Offers*

ADR Participation*
# # % # %
FY 2004 Completed/Ended Counselings 568 359 63.2% 87 15.3%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 506 358 70.8% 62 12.3%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -10.9 -0.3% -28.7%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 785 42 5.4% 29 3.7%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 773 17 2.2% 15 1.9%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -1.5% -59.5% -48.3%

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FYs 2004-2005.

**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 2004 APD* FY 2005 APD % Change
All Completed/Ended Counselings (minus remands) 505 454 89.9%
All Investigations 235 123 52.3% 217.4 241 10.8%
All Complaint Closures 333 541.6 514.9 -4.9%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 99 57 57.6% 419.6 492.5 17.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 38 376.9 148.71 -60.5%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2005

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 333
Total Closures 333
Settlements 99 29.7%
Withdrawals 15 4.5%
Total Final Agency Actions 219 65.8% 137 62.6% 77 35.2% 5 2.3%
Dismissals 43 19.6% 38 88.4% 5 11.6% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 176 80.4% 99 56.3% 72 40.9% 5 2.8%
Finding Discrimination 10 5.7% 1 10% 4 40% 5 50%
Finding No Discrimination 166 94.3% 98 59% 68 41% 0 0%

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