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Department of Transportation (DOT)

Permanent Workforce: 55,852 Temporary Workforce: 1,735 Total Workforce: 57,587

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 55,852 73.04% 26.96% 6.37% 76.12% 11.48% 3.86% 0.22% 1.31% 0.64% 0.58%
Major Occupations:
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 20,636 83.63% 16.37% 5.52% 84.67% 5.93% 2.02% 0.22% 1.02% 0.62% 0.16%
TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 6,813 87.77% 12.23% 7.93% 74.49% 10.39% 4.17% 0.32% 1.78% 0.92% 0.46%
AVIATION SAFETY 4,208 92.49% 7.51% 5.35% 86.55% 4.59% 1.52% 0.21% 1.40% 0.38% 0.14%
GS-14 and GS-15* 4,713 77.78% 22.22% 4.75% 78.53% 10.76% 4.56% 0.15% 0.79% 0.47% 0.62%
Senior Pay Level* 431 66.13% 33.87% 4.41% 80.74% 10.44% 3.71% 0.23% 0.46% 0.00% 1.16%
SES 209 59.81% 40.19% 2.87% 81.34% 11.48% 3.83% 0.48% 0.00% 0.00% 1.91%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 78 80.77% 19.23% 17.95% 73.08% 6.41% 2.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 890 69.78% 30.22% 5.39% 72.92% 14.04% 6.63% 0.00% 0.45% 0.56% 0.90%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 1,034 69.15% 30.85% 3.68% 78.43% 12.09% 4.93% 0.10% 0.58% 0.19% 1.26%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DOT employed 340 (0.59%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 1,152 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 25 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of 42 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.57% and for FY 2005 was 0.55%. Over the 5-year period DOT had a net increase of 0.04% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOT timely processed 93.5% of the 618 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) Race (Black/African American). Of the 349 complaints filed at DOT, 70 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 15 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 6 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 41 contained allegations of color discrimination and 59 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 244 completed investigations, 86.5% were timely. DOT's average time for completing an investigation was 163 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DOT's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 423 days in FY 2008 to 396 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DOT agreed to pay $185,163 for 47 pre-complaint settlements, of which 10 were monetary settlements averaging $18,516. DOT expended a total of $1,091,718 for 244 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,474.

DOT agreed to pay a total of $976,912 plus other benefits for 112 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 $8,722.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 198 420 618
Settlements 4 2% 43 10.2% 47 7.6%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 77 38.9% 143 34.1% 220 35.6%
Complaints Filed* 331 53.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 20 3.2%

*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 618 422
Total Number Offered ADR 545 7
ADR Offer Rate* 88.2% 1.7%
ADR Participation Rate* 68% 1.4%
Total ADR Settlements 43 2
Total ADR Settlements Amount $85,062.80 $6,431.00

* 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) 618 578 93.5%
All Investigations 244 211 86.5% 236 163 -30.9%
All Complaint Closures 422 423 396 -6.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 113 16 14.2% 425 427 0.5%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 115 85 66 -22.4%

*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 349
Total Closures 422
Settlements 110 26.1%
Withdrawals 26 6.2%
Total Final Agency Actions 286 67.8% 228 79.7% 58 20.3% 0 0%
Dismissals 116 40.6% 115 99.1% 1 0.9% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 170 59.4% 113 66.5% 57 33.5% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 2 1.2% 0 0% 2 100% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 168 98.8% 113 67.3% 55 32.7% 0 0%