The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Permanent Work Force:  17,097 Temporary Work Force:  1,151 Total Work Force: 18,248

Work Force Composition*

Total # Men Women Hispanic or Latino White Black or African American Asian Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force

17,097

48.41%

51.59%

4.96%

70.49%

18.12%

5.65%

0.00%

0.77%

0.00%

1.09%

Major Occupations:
Environmental Protection Specialist

2,812

39.72%

60.28%

3.91%

74.61%

15.75%

4.30%

0.00%

1.42%

0.00%

1.35%

Environmental Engineering

1,953

69.23%

30.77%

7.17%

73.48%

7.83%

11.11%

0.00%

0.41%

0.00%

0.36%

General Physical Science

2,277

61.31%

38.69%

4.74%

82.26%

7.20%

5.01%

0.00%

0.79%

0.00%

0.40%

GS-14 and GS-15*

5,203

58.18%

41.82%

3.86%

80.53%

10.61%

4.52%

0.00%

0.48%

0.00%

0.40%

Senior Pay Level*

4

75.00%

25.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

SES

281

63.35%

36.65%

4.63%

84.70%

8.19%

2.49%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

First-Level Officials/Managers

0

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

569

58.00%

42.00%

3.16%

78.56%

13.18%

4.57%

0.00%

0.53%

0.00%

0.18%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

1,408

61.01%

38.99%

4.62%

82.10%

9.59%

3.13%

0.00%

0.57%

0.00%

0.14%

Unclassified Managers

2

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

50.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

50.00%

0.00%

0.00%

*Includes data for only permanent employees in pay status as of September 30, 2006; does not include pay-banded employees.


Targeted Disabilities

EPA employed 190 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 1.04% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 7 employees from FY 2005 and an increase of 17 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 1.07% and for FY 2002 was 0.99%.  Over the 5-year period EPA had a net increase of 0.05% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

EPA timely processed 67% of the 112 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2006.

II.  Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age ; and (3) Sex (Female).  The 76 complaints filed at EPA contained 21 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 11 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 4 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 6 allegations of color discrimination and 33 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 53 completed investigations, 54.7% were timely.  EPA's average time for completing an investigation was 206 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

EPA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 676 days in FY 2005 to 505 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

EPA reported paying no monetary benefits for 3 pre-complaint settlements.  EPA expended a total of $165,453 for 53 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,121.

EPA agreed to pay a total of $415,634 for 13 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.  For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $31,971.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings:

107

7

114

Settlements

2

1.9%

1

14.3%

3

2.6%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

22

20.6%

0

0%

22

19.3%

Complaints Filed*

88

77.2%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

1

0.9%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2006 where counseling was also completed during FY 2006.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2006

Counseling Complaint**
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures

114

84

Total Number Offered ADR

111

0

ADR Offer Rate*

97.4%

0%

ADR Participation Rate*

5.3%

0%

Total ADR Settlements

1

0

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$0.00

$0.00

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

**Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness in FY 2006

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2005 APD* FY 2006 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands)

112

75

67%

All Investigations

53

29

54.7%

233

206

-11.6%

All Complaint Closures

84

676

505

-25.3%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

25

2

8%

792

677

-14.5%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

18

232

137

-40.9%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2006

Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed

76

Total Closures

84

Settlements

13

15.5%

Withdrawals

4

4.8%

Total Final Agency Actions

67

79.8%

43

64.2%

24

35.8%

0

0%

Dismissals

24

35.8%

18

75%

6

25%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

43

64.2%

25

58.1%

18

41.9%

0

0%

Finding Discrimination

0

0%

0

NA%

0

NA%

0

NA%

Finding No Discrimination

43

100%

25

58.1%

18

41.9%

0

0%


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