The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Permanent Workforce:17,090 Temporary Workforce:1,472 Total Workforce: 18,562

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 17,090 64.49% 35.51% 5.62% 75.29% 11.70% 6.02% 0.09% 0.80% 0.49% 0.99%
Major Occupations:
Aerospace Engineering 4,526 79.70% 20.30% 5.44% 79.76% 5.81% 7.73% 0.07% 0.62% 0.57% 0.62%
General Engineering 2,925 77.13% 22.87% 6.56% 81.64% 5.57% 4.96% 0.00% 0.92% 0.34% 0.34%
Computer Engineering 916 70.41% 29.59% 4.26% 72.38% 9.93% 12.23% 0.11% 0.55% 0.55% 0.66%
GS-14 and GS-15* 8,133 74.74% 25.26% 4.59% 80.71% 7.00% 6.63% 0.06% 0.63% 0.39% 0.45%
Senior Pay Level* 575 80.00% 20.00% 4.35% 84.70% 5.22% 4.70% 0.00% 0.35% 0.70% 0.35%
SES 450 75.78% 24.22% 4.22% 85.56% 6.00% 3.33% 0.00% 0.22% 0.67% 0.22%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 364 63.19% 36.81% 4.12% 73.08% 13.19% 8.52% 0.55% 0.27% 0.27% 0.82%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 1,899 74.20% 25.80% 5.69% 82.31% 6.74% 4.32% 0.05% 0.47% 0.42% 0.32%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, NASA employed 173 (0.93%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 372 IWTD were needed. This represented a decrease of 5 employees from FY 2007 and a decrease of 17 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.96% and for FY 2004 was 0.99%. Over the 5-year period NASA had a net decrease of 0.06% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

NASA timely processed 90.6% of the 96 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) Age; and (3) Disability (Physical). Of the 56 complaints filed at NASA, 15 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 7 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of color discrimination and 23 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 40 completed investigations, 95% were timely. NASA's average time for completing an investigation was 185 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

NASA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 301 days in FY 2007 to 358 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

NASA agreed to pay $8,500 for 19 pre-complaint settlements, of which 3 were monetary settlements averaging $2,833. NASA expended a total of $156,605 for 40 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,915.

NASA agreed to pay a total of $175,079 plus other benefits for 14 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 7 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $25,011.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 82 14 96
Settlements 10 12.2% 9 29% 19 19.8%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 12 14.6% 5 16.1% 17 17.7%
Complaints Filed* 56 58.3%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 4 4.2%

*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 96 54
Total Number Offered ADR 65 21
ADR Offer Rate* 67.7% 38.9%
ADR Participation Rate* 32.3% 25.9%
Total ADR Settlements 9 8
Total ADR Settlements Amount $6,000.00 $137,579.00

* 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) 96 87 90.6%
All Investigations 40 38 95% 170 185 8.8%
All Complaint Closures 54 296 248 -16.2%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 9 0 0% 713 307 -56.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 21 83 118 42.2%

*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 56
Total Closures 54
Settlements 14 25.9%
Withdrawals 4 7.4%
Total Final Agency Actions 36 66.7% 30 83.3% 6 16.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 21 58.3% 21 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 15 41.7% 9 60% 6 40% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 15 100% 9 60% 6 40% 0 0%


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