The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

Permanent Workforce:  11,660 Temporary Workforce:  3,326 Total Workforce:   14,986

Workforce 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 Workforce 11,660 39.70% 60.30% 8.85% 45.35% 27.78% 16.14% 0.93% 0.81% 0.15% 1.03%
Major Occupations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALES STORE CLERICAL

3,573 15.53% 84.47% 8.37% 38.57% 28.86% 21.63% 1.04% 1.04% 0.50% 0.64%
STORE WORKING

3,428 58.66% 41.34% 10.79% 44.46% 32.03% 10.71% 0.93% 0.67% 0.41% 0.73%
GENERAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

2,823 34.04% 65.96% 8.15% 36.49% 31.03% 19.45% 3.37% 0.96% 0.57% 0.92%
GS-14 and GS-15* 131 71.76% 28.24% 5.34% 79.39% 10.69% 1.53% 0.00% 3.05% 0.00% 0.76%
Senior Pay Level* 5 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 5 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 1,155 49.87% 50.13% 7.45% 58.53% 21.21% 11.17% 0.52% 1.04% 0.09% 0.43%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 251 67.33% 32.67% 6.77% 73.31% 13.94% 5.18% 0.00% 0.80% 0.00% 0.40%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 31 77.42% 22.58% 0.00% 90.32% 6.45% 0.00% 0.00% 3.23% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

DeCA employed 123 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2007, which was 0.82% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 19 employees from FY 2006 and a decrease of 33 employees since FY 2003.  The participation rate for FY 2006 was 0.92% and for FY 2003 was 1.30%.  Over the 5-year period DeCA had a net decrease of 0.48% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

DeCA timely processed 61.8% of the 136 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2007.

II.  Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Race (Black); (2) Sex (Female); and (3) Reprisal.  Of the 80 complaints filed at DeCA, 32 contained allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 9 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 11 contained allegations of color discrimination and 17 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 46 completed investigations, 39.1% were timely.  DeCA's average time for completing an investigation was 221 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 93 days.

DeCA’s average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 211 days in FY 2006 to 316 days in FY 2007.  The government-wide average was 355 days.

IV.  Costs

DeCA reported paying no monetary benefits for 21 pre-complaint settlements.  DeCA expended a total of $237,744 for 46 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $5,168.

DeCA agreed to pay a total of $69,100 for 25 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 $2,764.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2007
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 101 35 136
Settlements 11 10.9% 10 28.6% 21 15.4%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 34 33.7% 6 17.1% 40 29.4%
Complaints Filed* 73 53.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 1.5%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2007 where counseling was also completed during FY 2007.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2007
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 136 91
Total Number Offered ADR 64 13
ADR Offer Rate* 47.1% 14.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 25.7% 13.2%
Total ADR Settlements 10 4
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $9,500.00

* EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

Timeliness in FY 2007
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2006 APD* FY 2007 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 136 84 61.8%
All Investigations 46 18 39.1% 217 221 1.8%
All Complaint Closures 91 211 316 49.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 26 21 80.8% 260 433 66.5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 22 179 84 -53.1%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2007
Complaint
Closures
Final Agency
Decision (no AJ
Decision)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Fully
Implemented)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Not Fully
Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 80
Total Closures 91
Settlements 23 25.3%
Withdrawals 11 12.1%
Total Final Agency Actions 57 62.6% 48 84.2% 9 15.8% 0 0%
Dismissals 22  38.6% 22 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 35  61.4% 26 74.3% 9 25.7% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 2  5.7% 0 0% 2 100% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 33  94.3% 26 78.8% 7 21.2% 0 0%

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