The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Permanent Workforce: 4,655 Temporary Workforce: 216 Total Workforce: 4,871

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 4,655 57.59% 42.41% 3.93% 51.75% 40.06% 2.58% 1.68% 0.86%
Major Occupations:
Miscellaneous Administration and Program 222 23.42% 76.58% 1.80% 64.86% 27.93% 3.15% 2.25% 0.00%
General Arts And Information 367 34.06% 65.94% 3.81% 67.85% 10.08% 4.63% 13.62% 0.54%
Museum Curator 154 46.75% 53.25% 1.95% 90.91% 5.19% 1.30% 0.65% 0.65%
GS-14 and GS-15* 505 63.56% 36.44% 3.17% 84.75% 6.73% 4.36% 0.99% 0.40%
Senior Pay Level* 119 69.75% 30.25% 1.68% 92.44% 3.36% 2.52% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/Managers 278 67.99% 32.01% 2.52% 34.53% 61.15% 1.08% 0.72% 0.72%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 255 53.33% 46.67% 1.96% 81.57% 12.55% 2.75% 1.18% 0.78%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 193 69.43% 30.57% 1.04% 88.60% 5.18% 2.59% 2.59% 0.00%
Unclassified Managers 72 75.00% 25.00% 4.17% 26.39% 65.28% 2.78% 1.39% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 33 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, SI timely processed 100%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 24 complaints filed at SI, the top 3 issues of alleged discrimination were: (1) Terms/Conditions of Employment; (2) Harassment - Non-Sexual; and (3) Reasonable Accommodation. The top 3 bases of alleged discrimination were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Race - Black.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    SI's average time for completing an investigation was 151 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    SI's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 326 days in FY 2004 to 250 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    SI had a total of 22 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with none pending acknowledgment; 9 pending investigation for an average of 149 days; and none pending the issuance of final decisions.

  5. Costs

    SI agreed to pay $20,000 for 1 pre-complaint settlement, of which 1 was a monetary settlement for $20,000. SI expended a total of $83,305 for 19 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,384.

    SI agreed to pay a total of $475,332 for 5 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 $95,066.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 32 1 33
Settlements 1 3.1% 0 0% 1 3%
No Complaints Filed 7 21.9% 1 100% 8 24.2%
Complaints Filed* 22 66.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 6.1%

*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 36 37 100% 17 47.2%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 33 35 100% 2 6.1%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -8.3% -5.4% -88.2%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 56 3 5.4% 3 5.4%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 52 2 3.9% 2 3.9%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -7.1% -33.3% -33.3%

*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) 33 33 100%
All Investigations 19 19 100% 153.3 151.3 -1.3%
All Complaint Closures 30 325.6 249.5 -23.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 9 8 88.9% 226.4 191.7 -15.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 9 33.4 37.78 13%

*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 24
Total Closures 30
Settlements 5 16.7%
Withdrawals 1 3.3%
Total Final Agency Actions 24 80% 18 75% 6 25% 0 0%
Dismissals 9 37.5% 9 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 15 62.5% 9 60% 6 40% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Finding No Discrimination 15 100% 9 60% 6 40% 0 0%

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