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Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Permanent Workforce: 4,292 Temporary Workforce: 30 Total Workforce: 4,322

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 4,292 45.74% 54.26% 5.20% 74.67% 10.41% 8.25% 0.16% 0.37% 0.93% 0.91%
Major Occupations:
AUDITING 3,740 49.36% 50.64% 5.11% 75.75% 8.90% 8.77% 0.19% 0.37% 0.91% 0.70%
Senior Pay Level* 15 80.00% 20.00% 6.67% 93.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.67%
SES 15 80.00% 20.00% 6.67% 93.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.67%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 15 80.00% 20.00% 6.67% 93.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.67%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DCAA employed 39 (0.90%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 86 IWTD were needed. This is the same as the number of employees in FY 2008 and a decrease of 9 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.94% and for FY 2005 was 1.17%. Over the 5-year period DCAA had a net decrease of 0.27% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DCAA timely processed 44.8% of the 29 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Race (Black/African American); (2) Age; and (3) Disability (Physical). Of the 18 complaints filed at DCAA, 9 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 4 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of color discrimination and 9 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 4 completed investigations, 100% were timely. DCAA's average time for completing an investigation was 105 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DCAA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 437 days in FY 2008 to 456 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DCAA agreed to pay $7,000 for 2 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement averaging $7,000. DCAA expended a total of $19,982 for 4 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,996.

DCAA agreed to pay a total of $62,085 plus other benefits for 3 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $20,695.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 28 1 29
Settlements 1 3.6% 1 100% 2 6.9%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 6 21.4% 0 0% 6 20.7%
Complaints Filed* 18 62.1%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 3 10.3%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2009 where counseling was also completed during FY 2009.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2009
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 29 15
Total Number Offered ADR 1 2
ADR Offer Rate* 3.5% 13.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 3.5% 13.3%
Total ADR Settlements 1 2
Total ADR Settlements Amount $7,000.00 $35,000.00

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

Timeliness in FY 2009
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2008 APD* FY 2009 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 29 13 44.8%
All Investigations 4 4 100% 196 105 -46.4%
All Complaint Closures 15 437 456 4.3%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 3 0 0% 534 542 1.5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 1 26 123 373.1%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2009
Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 18
Total Closures 15
Settlements 3 20%
Withdrawals 2 13.3%
Total Final Agency Actions 10 66.7% 4 40% 6 60% 0 0%
Dismissals 1 10% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 9 90% 3 33.3% 6 66.7% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 9 100% 3 33.3% 6 66.7% 0 0%