The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Permanent Workforce:53,922 Temporary Workforce:1,466 Total Workforce: 55,388

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 53,922 73.02% 26.98% 6.33% 76.51% 11.38% 3.72% 0.19% 1.34% 0.52% 0.56%
Major Occupations:
Air Traffic Control 20,017 83.66% 16.34% 5.35% 85.59% 5.58% 1.78% 0.19% 1.03% 0.48% 0.14%
Transportation Specialist 6,733 87.78% 12.22% 8.14% 74.34% 10.44% 4.23% 0.28% 1.83% 0.74% 0.37%
Aviation Safety 4,122 92.50% 7.50% 5.58% 86.39% 4.61% 1.48% 0.22% 1.36% 0.36% 0.15%
GS-14 and GS-15* 5,339 76.81% 23.19% 4.68% 78.16% 11.16% 4.65% 0.09% 0.81% 0.45% 0.64%
Senior Pay Level* 426 69.01% 30.99% 4.69% 82.16% 9.15% 3.52% 0.00% 0.47% 0.00% 1.17%
SES 219 64.84% 35.16% 2.74% 84.02% 10.05% 3.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.83%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 75 78.67% 21.33% 17.33% 72.00% 8.00% 2.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 1,186 70.83% 29.17% 4.89% 75.38% 13.49% 5.40% 0.00% 0.42% 0.42% 1.26%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 1,049 71.02% 28.98% 3.91% 79.31% 11.44% 4.58% 0.10% 0.48% 0.19% 1.05%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, DOT employed 315 (0.57%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 1,108 IWTD were needed. This represented an increase of 13 employees over FY 2007 and a decrease of 7 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.56% and for FY 2004 was 0.56%. Over the 5-year period DOT had a net increase of 0.01% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOT timely processed 94.4% of the 625 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2008.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

Of the 346 completed investigations, 56.6% were timely. DOT's average time for completing an investigation was 236 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

DOT's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 321 days in FY 2007 to 423 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 300 completed investigations, 79.3% were timely. DOT's average time for completing an investigation was 194 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 93 days.

DOT's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 285 days in FY 2006 to 321 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 355 days.

IV. Costs

DOT agreed to pay $30,678 for 39 pre-complaint settlements, of which 4 were monetary settlements averaging $7,669. DOT expended a total of $1,637,128 for 346 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,731.

DOT agreed to pay a total of $1,222,427 plus other benefits for 94 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 40 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $30,561.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 561 64 625
Settlements 6 1.1% 33 26.4% 39 6.2%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 184 32.8% 31 24.8% 215 34.4%
Complaints Filed* 358 57.3%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 13 2.1%

*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 625 426
Total Number Offered ADR 549 14
ADR Offer Rate* 87.8% 3.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 20% 2.8%
Total ADR Settlements 33 5
Total ADR Settlements Amount $30,678.57 $46,390.00

* 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) 625 590 94.4%
All Investigations 346 196 56.6% 194 236 21.6%
All Complaint Closures 426 321 423 31.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 115 32 27.8% 382 425 11.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 110 120 85 -29.2%

*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 374
Total Closures 426
Settlements 93 21.8%
Withdrawals 32 7.5%
Total Final Agency Actions 301 70.7% 225 74.8% 75 24.9% 1 0.3%
Dismissals 114 37.9% 110 96.5% 4 3.51% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 187 62.1% 115 61.5% 71 38% 1 0.5%
Finding Discrimination 2 1.1% 0 0% 1 50% 1 50%
Finding No Discrimination 185 98.9% 115 62.2% 70 37.8% 0 0%


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