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Defense Security Service (DSS)

Permanent Workforce: 707 Temporary Workforce: 14 Total Workforce: 721

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 707 58.84% 41.16% 3.11% 76.80% 15.42% 2.12% 0.28% 0.71% 1.56% 0.85%
Major Occupations:
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 415 54.46% 45.54% 2.89% 76.14% 17.11% 0.96% 0.48% 1.20% 1.20% 0.72%
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 94 74.47% 25.53% 3.19% 78.72% 11.70% 5.32% 0.00% 0.00% 1.06% 0.00%
GS-14 and GS-15* 147 64.63% 35.37% 2.04% 79.59% 12.24% 2.72% 0.68% 0.00% 2.72% 1.36%
Senior Pay Level* 13 69.23% 30.77% 15.38% 69.23% 15.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 1 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 66 57.58% 42.42% 3.03% 71.21% 18.18% 3.03% 1.52% 0.00% 3.03% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 24 79.17% 20.83% 8.33% 79.17% 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.17%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DSS employed 6 (0.83%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 14 IWTD were needed. This is the same as the number of employees in FY 2008 and a decrease of one employee since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.04% and for FY 2005 was 1.33%. Over the 5-year period DSS had a net decrease of 0.5% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DSS timely processed 100% of the 7 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) Sex (Female). Of the 6 complaints filed at DSS, 3 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, no complaints contained allegations of color discrimination and 1 contained an allegation of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 5 completed investigations, 60% were timely. DSS' average time for completing an investigation was 182 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DSS' average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 453 days in FY 2008 to 1,015 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DSS reported paying no monetary benefits for the one pre-complaint settlement it reached in FY 2009. DSS expended a total of $24,978 for 5 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,996.

DSS reported no complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, or final agency order fully implementing an AJ decision in FY 2009.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 7 0 7
Settlements 1 14.3% 0 0% 1 14.3%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Complaints Filed* 6 85.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 0 0%

*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 7 1
Total Number Offered ADR 0 0
ADR Offer Rate* 0% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 0% 0%
Total ADR Settlements 0 0
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $0.00

* 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) 7 7 100%
All Investigations 5 3 60% 0 182 NA%
All Complaint Closures 1 453 1,015 124.1%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0% 0 0 NA%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 1 0 1,015 NA%

*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 6
Total Closures 1
Settlements 0 0%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Dismissals 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%