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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Permanent Workforce: 2,333 Temporary Workforce: 20 Total Workforce: 2,353

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 2,333 34.59% 65.41% 13.80% 37.81% 42.35% 3.90% 0.13% 0.64% 1.37% 2.49%
Major Occupations:
GENERAL INVESTIGATING 910 40.22% 59.78% 19.56% 34.51% 40.22% 3.41% 0.11% 0.77% 1.43% 2.31%
GENERAL ATTORNEY 484 38.22% 61.78% 9.09% 60.74% 23.14% 5.99% 0.00% 0.21% 0.83% 2.07%
GS-14 and GS-15* 556 40.83% 59.17% 10.25% 58.09% 25.00% 5.94% 0.00% 0.00% 0.72% 2.70%
Senior Pay Level* 26 61.54% 38.46% 11.54% 38.46% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 26 61.54% 38.46% 11.54% 38.46% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 35 37.14% 62.86% 11.43% 25.71% 57.14% 5.71% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 211 36.49% 63.51% 13.74% 43.60% 36.97% 5.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.90%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 110 60.00% 40.00% 10.91% 52.73% 32.73% 2.73% 0.00% 0.00% 0.91% 3.64%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, EEOC employed 60 (2.55%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD) and exceeded the federal 2% participation rate goal. This represents a decrease of 5 employees from FY 2008 and an increase of 9 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 2.95% and for FY 2005 was 2.16%. Over the 5-year period EEOC had a net increase of 0.39% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

EEOC timely processed 92.9% of the 56 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 30 complaints filed at EEOC, 7 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of color discrimination and 10 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 32 completed investigations, 43.8% were timely. EEOC's average time for completing an investigation was 292 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

EEOC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 288 days in FY 2008 to 505 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

EEOC agreed to pay $9,888 for 8 pre-complaint settlements, of which 2 were monetary settlements averaging $4,944. EEOC expended a total of $219,106 for 32 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $6,847.

EEOC agreed to pay a total of $277,588 plus other benefits for 10 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 $27,759.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 42 14 56
Settlements 1 2.4% 7 50% 8 14.3%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 15 35.7% 0 0% 15 26.8%
Complaints Filed* 30 53.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 3 5.4%

*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 56 36
Total Number Offered ADR 42 9
ADR Offer Rate* 75% 25%
ADR Participation Rate* 25% 25%
Total ADR Settlements 7 6
Total ADR Settlements Amount $5,000.00 $257,587.50

* 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) 56 52 92.9%
All Investigations 32 14 43.8% 203 292 43.8%
All Complaint Closures 36 288 505 75.3%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 15 5 33.3% 495 638 28.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 2 123 375 204.9%

*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 30
Total Closures 36
Settlements 10 27.8%
Withdrawals 4 11.1%
Total Final Agency Actions 22 61.1% 17 77.3% 5 22.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 3 13.6% 2 66.7% 1 33.3% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 19 86.4% 15 78.9% 4 21.1% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 19 100% 15 78.9% 4 21.1% 0 0%