The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Defense Office of the Secretary/WASH (OSD)

Permanent Workforce:7,566 Temporary Workforce: 905 Total Workforce: 8,471

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 7,566 61.31% 38.69% 3.34% 70.58% 21.08% 3.30% 0.29% 0.58% 0.79% 0.75%
Major Occupations:
Police 681 87.37% 12.63% 5.58% 48.60% 43.02% 1.62% 0.00% 0.73% 0.44% 0.00%
General Engineering 540 82.41% 17.59% 3.70% 85.74% 4.26% 3.52% 0.00% 0.93% 1.85% 0.19%
Foreign Affairs 269 66.17% 33.83% 1.86% 91.82% 2.97% 2.97% 0.00% 0.00% 0.37% 0.00%
GS-14 and GS-15* 1,190 67.39% 32.61% 2.77% 76.30% 14.20% 5.97% 0.00% 0.50% 0.25% 0.59%
Senior Pay Level* 447 74.05% 25.95% 2.01% 92.39% 1.79% 2.91% 0.67% 0.22% 0.22% 0.22%
SES 328 75.61% 24.39% 2.13% 92.07% 1.52% 3.35% 0.00% 0.61% 0.30% 0.30%
First-Level Officials/ Managers* 33 54.55% 45.45% 12.12% 69.70% 15.15% 3.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers* 20 75.00% 25.00% 0.00% 90.00% 5.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers* 397 74.31% 25.69% 2.27% 92.19% 1.76% 3.02% 0.00% 0.50% 0.25% 0.25%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, OSD employed 60 (0.71%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 170 IWTD were needed. This represented an increase of 5 employees over FY 2007 and an increase of 21 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.72% and for FY 2004 was 0.84%. Over the 5-year period OSD had a net decrease of 0.13% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

OSD timely processed 95.9% of the 49 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2008.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Race (Black/African American); and (3) Age. Of the 39 complaints filed at OSD, 7 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 6 contained allegations of color discrimination and 7 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 21 completed investigations, 28.6% were timely. OSD's average time for completing an investigation was 232 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

OSD's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 634 days in FY 2007 to 406 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

OSD reported paying no monetary benefits for the one pre complaint settlement it reached in FY 2008. OSD expended a total of $93,137 for 21 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,435.

OSD agreed to pay a total of $88,460 plus other benefits for 10 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 4 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $22,115.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 48 1 49
Settlements 0 0% 1 50% 1 2%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 7 14.6% 0 0% 7 14.3%
Complaints Filed* 39 79.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 4.1%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2008 where counseling was also completed during FY 2008.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2008
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 49 43
Total Number Offered ADR 49 1
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 2.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 4.1% 2.3%
Total ADR Settlements 1 1
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $0.00

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

Timeliness in FY 2008
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2007 APD* FY 2008 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 49 47 95.9%
All Investigations 21 6 28.6% 265 232 -12.5%
All Complaint Closures 43 634 406 -36%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 12 12 100% 496 559 12.7%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 9 169 111 -34.3%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2008
Complaint
Closures
Final Agency
Decision (no AJ
Decision)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Fully
Implemented)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Not Fully
Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 39
Total Closures 43
Settlements 10 23.3%
Withdrawals 7 16.3%
Total Final Agency Actions 26 60.5% 21 80.8% 5 19.2% 0 0%
Dismissals 9 34.6% 9 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 17 65.4% 12 70.6% 5 29.4% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 17 100% 12 70.6% 5 29.4% 0 0%

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