The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Permanent Workforce:11,239 Temporary Workforce:236 Total Workforce: 11,475

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 11,239 80.62% 19.38% 0.67% 88.48% 8.76% 0.49% 0.03% 1.16% 0.42% 0.48%
Major Occupations:
Unit Operators 760 93.02% 6.97% 0.53% 87.89% 9.34% 0.13% 0.00% 1.18% 0.79% 0.39%
Fossil Mechanical Technicians 483 96.89% 3.11% 0.83% 92.75% 5.18% 0.00% 0.00% 1.24% 0.00% 0.00%
Nuclear Unit Operators 289 93.43% 6.57% 1.04% 88.93% 6.57% 0.00% 0.00% 2.77% 0.69% 0.35%
GS-14 and GS-15* 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 262 51.91% 48.09% 1.15% 87.02% 11.07% 0.00% 0.38% 0.38% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 1,593 76.40% 23.60% 0.63% 89.70% 7.47% 0.82% 0.06% 1.19% 0.13% 0.31%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 995 83.12% 16.88% 0.70% 93.07% 4.02% 0.90% 0.00% 0.80% 0.50% 0.30%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, TVA employed 54 (0.47%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 232 IWTD were needed. This represented a decrease of 8 employees from FY 2007 and a decrease of 25 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.52% and for FY 2004 was 0.61%. Over the 5-year period TVA had a net decrease of 0.14% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

TVA timely processed 100% of the 83 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) Race (Black/African American). Of the 46 complaints filed at TVA, 11 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, and 11 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 37 completed investigations, 100% were timely. TVA's average time for completing an investigation was 110 days.

TVA's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 587 days in FY 2007 to 244 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

TVA agreed to pay $52,235 for 12 pre-complaint settlements, of which 3 were monetary settlements averaging $17,411. TVA expended a total of $112,833 for 37 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,049.

TVA agreed to pay a total of $98,143 plus other benefits for 5 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 3 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $32,174.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 79 4 83
Settlements 9 11.4% 3 50% 12 14.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 8 10.1% 1 16.7% 9 10.8%
Complaints Filed* 46 55.4%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 16 19.3%

*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 83 54
Total Number Offered ADR 16 0
ADR Offer Rate* 19.3% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 7.2% 0%
Total ADR Settlements 3 0
Total ADR Settlements Amount $3,600.00 $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) 83 83 100%
All Investigations 37 37 100% 93 110 18.3%
All Complaint Closures 54 275 244 -11.3%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 24 24 100% 166 189 13.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 13 101 13 -87.1%

*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 46
Total Closures 54
Settlements 3 5.6%
Withdrawals 3 5.6%
Total Final Agency Actions 48 88.9% 37 77.1% 11 22.9% 0 0%
Dismissals 13 27.1% 13 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 35 72.9% 24 68.6% 11 31.4% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 2 5.7% 1 50% 1 50% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 33 94.3% 23 69.7% 10 30.3% 0 0%


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