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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Permanent Workforce: 2,669 Temporary Workforce: 714 Total Workforce: 3,383

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 2,669 47.13% 52.87% 1.42% 68.79% 26.79% 2.25% 0.00% 0.30% 0.45% 1.72%
Major Occupations:
ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN 1,802 47.72% 52.28% 1.61% 57.16% 37.85% 2.00% 0.06% 0.28% 1.05% 1.94%
ARCHIVIST 327 53.52% 46.48% 0.00% 92.35% 5.50% 0.92% 0.00% 0.31% 0.92% 1.22%
GENERAL ARTS & INFORMATION 175 36.00% 64.00% 1.14% 73.71% 20.57% 3.43% 0.00% 0.00% 1.14% 1.14%
GS-14 and GS-15* 265 57.74% 42.26% 1.51% 83.40% 10.19% 4.91% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.75%
Senior Pay Level* 24 75.00% 25.00% 0.00% 91.67% 0.00% 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 20 70.00% 30.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 140 47.86% 52.14% 0.71% 70.71% 28.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 164 56.10% 43.90% 1.22% 89.63% 9.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 98 65.31% 34.69% 1.02% 87.76% 6.12% 5.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.02%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, NARA employed 49 (1.45%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 68 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 6 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of one employee since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.37% and for FY 2005 was 1.58%. Over the 5-year period NARA had a net decrease of 0.13% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

NARA timely processed 74.3% of the 35 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) Color. Of the 14 complaints filed at NARA, 10 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of color discrimination and 6 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 12 completed investigations, 100% were timely. NARA's average time for completing an investigation was 152 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

NARA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 136 days in FY 2008 to 158 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

NARA reported paying no monetary benefits for 9 pre-complaint settlements. NARA expended a total of $34,997 for 12 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,916.

NARA agreed to pay a total of $7,500 plus other benefits for its single complaint closure through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 25 10 35
Settlements 5 20% 4 40% 9 25.7%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 7 28% 2 20% 9 25.7%
Complaints Filed* 14 40%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 3 8.6%

*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 35 8
Total Number Offered ADR 28 1
ADR Offer Rate* 80% 12.5%
ADR Participation Rate* 28.6% 12.5%
Total ADR Settlements 4 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) 35 26 74.3%
All Investigations 12 12 100% 172 152 -11.6%
All Complaint Closures 8 136 158 16.2%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 1 100% 80 183 128.8%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 5 49 64 30.6%

*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 14
Total Closures 8
Settlements 1 12.5%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 7 87.5% 6 85.7% 1 14.3% 0 0%
Dismissals 5 71.4% 5 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 2 28.6% 1 50% 1 50% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 2 100% 1 50% 1 50% 0 0%