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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Permanent Workforce: 57,723 Temporary Workforce: 18,924 Total Workforce: 76,647

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 57,723 60.09% 39.91% 5.43% 74.36% 5.64% 1.99% 0.33% 11.28% 0.98% 1.03%
Major Occupations:
PARK RANGER 5,632 63.25% 36.75% 3.64% 87.73% 3.39% 1.30% 0.48% 2.27% 1.19% 0.82%
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 3,937 92.96% 7.04% 5.82% 74.24% 6.35% 0.66% 0.86% 11.38% 0.69% 0.79%
GEN NATURAL RESOURCES MGT & BIO SC 3,776 63.93% 36.07% 3.52% 89.43% 1.17% 1.43% 0.16% 3.65% 0.64% 0.50%
GS-14 and GS-15* 5,214 67.18% 32.82% 3.20% 80.67% 4.53% 2.47% 0.10% 8.29% 0.75% 0.56%
Senior Pay Level* 360 70.83% 29.17% 5.00% 77.22% 5.83% 1.39% 0.28% 9.44% 0.83% 0.28%
SES 263 67.30% 32.70% 6.08% 73.38% 6.46% 0.76% 0.38% 12.17% 0.76% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 4,715 66.60% 33.40% 4.86% 78.60% 3.08% 1.25% 0.19% 10.97% 1.06% 0.51%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 4,530 66.98% 33.02% 4.22% 79.93% 3.55% 1.70% 0.15% 9.34% 1.10% 0.57%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,438 69.33% 30.67% 2.85% 79.76% 4.59% 1.46% 0.21% 10.78% 0.35% 0.49%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DOI employed 699 (0.91%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 1,533 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 10 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of 21 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.93% and for FY 2005 was 0.88%. Over the 5-year period DOI had a net increase of 0.03% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOI timely processed 78.8% of the 496 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 271 complaints filed at DOI, 50 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 19 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 6 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 11 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 24 contained allegations of color discrimination and 64 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 212 completed investigations, 58% were timely. DOI's average time for completing an investigation was 244 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DOI's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 529 days in FY 2008 to 586 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DOI agreed to pay $217,820 for 44 pre-complaint settlements, of which 14 were monetary settlements averaging $15,559. DOI expended a total of $659,522 for 212 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,111.

DOI agreed to pay a total of $1,008,728 plus other benefits for 81 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 $12,453.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 393 103 496
Settlements 16 4.1% 28 27.2% 44 8.9%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 142 36.1% 25 24.3% 167 33.7%
Complaints Filed* 270 54.4%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 15 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 496 309
Total Number Offered ADR 358 132
ADR Offer Rate* 72.2% 42.7%
ADR Participation Rate* 20.8% 7.4%
Total ADR Settlements 28 8
Total ADR Settlements Amount $201,389.00 $52,052.00

* 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) 496 391 78.8%
All Investigations 212 123 58% 331 244 -26.3%
All Complaint Closures 309 529 586 10.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 136 22 16.2% 660 651 -1.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 32 198 215 8.6%

*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 271
Total Closures 309
Settlements 71 23%
Withdrawals 19 6.2%
Total Final Agency Actions 219 70.9% 168 76.7% 51 23.3% 0 0%
Dismissals 38 17.4% 32 84.2% 6 15.8% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 181 82.6% 136 75.1% 45 24.9% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 10 5.5% 5 50% 5 50% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 171 94.5% 131 76.6% 40 23.4% 0 0%