The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Permanent Work Force:  2,088 Temporary Work Force:  107    Total Work Force: 2,195

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

2,088

33.14%

66.86%

13.03%

39.56%

43.06%

3.64%

0.05%

0.67%

0.00%

2.44%

Major Occupations:
Miscellaneous Administration and Program

142

28.17%

71.83%

10.56%

35.92%

50.00%

2.11%

0.00%

1.41%

0.00%

2.82%

General Attorney

511

38.36%

61.64%

9.00%

62.04%

23.48%

5.09%

0.20%

0.20%

0.00%

2.15%

General Investigating

788

37.44%

62.56%

18.91%

34.77%

42.26%

3.43%

0.00%

0.63%

0.00%

1.78%

GS-14 and GS-15*

594

42.42%

57.58%

9.60%

59.09%

25.93%

5.39%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

2.36%

Senior Pay Level*

27

55.56%

44.44%

18.52%

40.74%

40.74%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

SES

27

55.56%

44.44%

18.52%

40.74%

40.74%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

First-Level Officials/Managers

24

25.00%

75.00%

20.83%

29.17%

50.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

199

39.20%

60.80%

11.06%

45.23%

37.69%

6.03%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

2.01%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

125

54.40%

45.60%

12.80%

53.60%

31.20%

2.40%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

4.00%

Unclassified Managers

0

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

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

EEOC employed 52 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 2.37% of its total work force.  This represents an increase of one employee over FY 2005 and an increase of 3 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 2.16% and for FY 2002 was 1.79%.  Over the 5-year period EEOC had a net increase of 0.58% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

EEOC timely processed 91.3% of the 46 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) Race (Black).  The 21 complaints filed at EEOC contained 4 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 2 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, no allegations of color discrimination and 6 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 14 completed investigations, 85.7% were timely.  EEOC's average time for completing an investigation was 210 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

EEOC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 470 days in FY 2005 to 408 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

EEOC agreed to pay $600 for 7 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 were monetary settlements averaging $600.  EEOC expended a total of $48,000 for 14 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,428.

EEOC agreed to pay a total of $98,229 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 $7,556.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

34

12

46

Settlements

0

0%

7

58.3%

7

15.2%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

18

52.9%

1

8.3%

19

41.3%

Complaints Filed*

19

41.3%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

1

2.2%

*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

46

30

Total Number Offered ADR

46

5

ADR Offer Rate*

100%

16.7%

ADR Participation Rate*

26.1%

16.7%

Total ADR Settlements

7

4

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$600.00

$23,705.00

*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)

46

42

91.3%

All Investigations

14

12

85.7%

205

210

2.4%

All Complaint Closures

30

470

408

-13.2%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

9

4

44.4%

614

611

-0.5%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

4

100

76

-24%

*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

21

Total Closures

30

Settlements

13

43.3%

Withdrawals

2

6.7%

Total Final Agency Actions

15

50%

13

86.7%

1

6.7%

1

6.7%

Dismissals

4

26.7%

4

100%

0

0%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

11

73.3%

9

81.8%

1

9.1%

1

9.1%

Finding Discrimination

1

9.1%

0

0%

0

0%

1

100%

Finding No Discrimination

10

90.9%

9

90%

1

10%

0

0%


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