The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Permanent Work Force:  17,229 Temporary Work Force:  1,228 Total Work Force: 18,457

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

17,229

64.97%

35.03%

5.39%

75.98%

11.76%

6.01%

0.01%

0.80%

0.05%

0.99%

Major Occupations:
Miscellaneous Administration and Program

1,035

38.55%

61.45%

5.22%

73.72%

16.14%

3.38%

0.00%

1.55%

0.00%

0.48%

General Engineering

2,802

77.37%

22.63%

6.07%

81.51%

6.14%

5.21%

0.04%

0.93%

0.04%

0.43%

Aerospace Engineering

4,194

80.85%

19.15%

5.29%

80.73%

5.87%

7.51%

0.02%

0.57%

0.00%

0.57%

GS-14 and GS-15*

7,636

75.89%

24.11%

4.27%

81.97%

6.69%

6.38%

0.00%

0.68%

0.01%

0.51%

Senior Pay Level*

526

80.80%

19.20%

4.18%

84.22%

5.70%

5.13%

0.00%

0.76%

0.00%

0.95%

SES

423

77.30%

22.70%

4.73%

83.92%

6.38%

4.26%

0.00%

0.71%

0.00%

0.24%

First-Level Officials/Managers

5

60.00%

40.00%

0.00%

40.00%

60.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

408

63.48%

36.52%

5.39%

75.00%

12.99%

6.37%

0.00%

0.25%

0.00%

0.74%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

1,776

75.68%

24.32%

5.63%

82.49%

6.53%

4.45%

0.00%

0.90%

0.00%

0.39%

Unclassified Managers

4

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

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

NASA employed 174 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.94% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 3 employees from FY 2005 and a decrease of 16 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.94% and for FY 2002 was 1.03%.  Over the 5-year period NASA had a net decrease of 0.09% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

NASA timely processed 91.6% of the 107 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) Race (Black); and (3) Age.  The 47 complaints filed at NASA contained 16 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (White) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, 3 allegations of color discrimination and 13 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 32 completed investigations, 75% were timely.  NASA's average time for completing an investigation was 233 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

NASA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 682 days in FY 2005 to 545 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

NASA agreed to pay $59,525 for 23 pre-complaint settlements, of which 8 were monetary settlements averaging $7,440.  NASA expended a total of $101,399 for 32 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,168.

NASA agreed to pay a total of $54,545 for 16 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 $3,409.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

82

26

108

Settlements

9

11%

14

53.9%

23

21.3%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

29

35.4%

5

19.2%

34

31.5%

Complaints Filed*

48

44.4%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

3

2.8%

*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

108

64

Total Number Offered ADR

89

32

ADR Offer Rate*

82.4%

50%

ADR Participation Rate*

24.1%

37.5%

Total ADR Settlements

14

8

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$40,785.67

$26,018.67

*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)

107

98

91.6%

All Investigations

32

24

75%

290

233

-19.7%

All Complaint Closures

64

682

545

-20.1%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

24

0

0%

1,174

916

-22%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

19

223

316

41.7%

*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

47

Total Closures

64

Settlements

15

23.4%

Withdrawals

2

3.1%

Total Final Agency Actions

47

73.4%

43

91.5%

4

8.5%

0

0%

Dismissals

19

40.4%

19

100%

0

0%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

28

59.6%

24

85.7%

4

14.3%

0

0%

Finding Discrimination

1

3.6%

0

0%

1

100%

0

0%

Finding No Discrimination

27

96.4%

24

88.9%

3

11.1%

0

0%


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