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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Permanent Workforce: 1,032 Temporary Workforce: 88 Total Workforce: 1,120

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 1,032 49.03% 50.97% 3.68% 70.54% 18.99% 5.91% 0.29% 0.39% 0.19% 0.48%
Major Occupations:
GENERAL ATTORNEY 586 51.02% 48.98% 3.92% 82.76% 6.31% 6.31% 0.17% 0.34% 0.17% 0.51%
GS-14 and GS-15* 619 55.09% 44.91% 3.55% 83.36% 6.46% 5.98% 0.00% 0.48% 0.16% 0.65%
Senior Pay Level* 34 73.53% 26.47% 0.00% 94.12% 2.94% 2.94% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 33 72.73% 27.27% 0.00% 93.94% 3.03% 3.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 2 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 32 37.50% 62.50% 6.25% 71.88% 21.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.13%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 203 65.02% 34.98% 2.46% 90.64% 4.93% 1.97% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.49%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, FTC employed 5 (0.45%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 22 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 0.45% and for FY 2005 was 0.59%. Over the 5-year period FTC had a net decrease of 0.14% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

FTC timely processed 100% of the 20 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) Race (Black/African American); and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 5 complaints filed at FTC, 3 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, and none contained allegations of color or disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 3 completed investigations, 100% were timely. FTC's average time for completing an investigation was 294 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

FTC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 192 days in FY 2008 to 402 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

FTC reported no counseling settlements in FY 2009. FTC expended a total of $10,388 for 3 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,463.

FTC 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: 20 0 20
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 13 65% 0 0% 13 65%
Complaints Filed* 5 25%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 10%

*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 20 3
Total Number Offered ADR 20 3
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 100%
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) 20 20 100%
All Investigations 3 3 100% 0 294 NA%
All Complaint Closures 3 192 402 109.4%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 0 0% 125 597 377.6%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 2 0 305 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 5
Total Closures 3
Settlements 0 0%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 3 100% 3 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Dismissals 2 66.7% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 1 33.3% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%