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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Permanent Workforce: 109,214 Temporary Workforce: 3,268 Total Workforce: 112,482

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 109,214 60.55% 39.45% 9.02% 69.74% 17.02% 3.19% 0.09% 0.82% 0.12% 0.38%
Major Occupations:
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATING 23,693 84.59% 15.41% 8.22% 81.70% 6.05% 3.34% 0.06% 0.51% 0.12% 0.04%
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER 17,216 85.95% 14.05% 13.07% 60.44% 23.40% 1.34% 0.21% 1.40% 0.15% 0.24%
GENERAL ATTORNEY 10,385 60.92% 39.08% 4.46% 83.82% 6.80% 4.35% 0.03% 0.38% 0.16% 0.43%
GS-14 and GS-15* 14,086 65.97% 34.03% 5.86% 78.08% 11.63% 3.83% 0.02% 0.53% 0.06% 0.35%
Senior Pay Level* 4,083 67.77% 32.23% 5.19% 84.30% 7.42% 2.57% 0.05% 0.42% 0.05% 0.37%
SES 734 74.80% 25.20% 5.04% 82.83% 9.67% 1.77% 0.00% 0.68% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 3,951 64.49% 35.51% 10.93% 62.49% 22.93% 2.05% 0.05% 1.54% 0.00% 0.28%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 6,948 71.17% 28.83% 8.00% 75.83% 12.56% 2.81% 0.01% 0.73% 0.04% 0.19%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 4,056 69.92% 30.08% 5.30% 80.89% 10.36% 2.96% 0.00% 0.47% 0.02% 0.39%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DOJ employed 421 (0.37%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 2,250 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 13 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of 15 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.38% and for FY 2005 was 0.39%. Over the 5-year period DOJ had a net decrease of 0.02% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOJ timely processed 62.7% of the 956 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) Sex (Female); and (3) Age. Of the 722 complaints filed at DOJ, 101 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 90 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 7 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 8 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 25 contained allegations of color discrimination and 143 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 597 completed investigations, 55.9% were timely. DOJ's average time for completing an investigation was 252 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DOJ's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 505 days in FY 2008 to 486 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DOJ agreed to pay $85,297 for 42 pre-complaint settlements, of which 7 were monetary settlements averaging $12,185. DOJ expended a total of $2,532,737 for 597 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,242.

DOJ agreed to pay a total of $1,982,153 plus other benefits for 128 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 $15,486.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 834 122 956
Settlements 17 2% 25 20.5% 42 4.4%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 153 18.3% 44 36.1% 197 20.6%
Complaints Filed* 703 73.5%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 14 1.5%

*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 956 518
Total Number Offered ADR 856 122
ADR Offer Rate* 89.5% 23.6%
ADR Participation Rate* 12.8% 6%
Total ADR Settlements 25 26
Total ADR Settlements Amount $47,947.61 $273,747.70

* 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) 956 599 62.7%
All Investigations 597 334 55.9% 287 252 -12.2%
All Complaint Closures 518 505 486 -3.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 143 7 4.9% 824 813 -1.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 135 271 149 -45%

*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 722
Total Closures 518
Settlements 122 23.6%
Withdrawals 73 14.1%
Total Final Agency Actions 323 62.4% 278 86.1% 43 13.3% 2 0.6%
Dismissals 146 45.2% 135 92.5% 11 7.5% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 177 54.8% 143 80.8% 32 18.1% 2 1.1%
Finding Discrimination 8 4.5% 4 50% 2 25% 2 25%
Finding No Discrimination 169 95.5% 139 82.2% 30 17.8% 0 0%