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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Permanent Workforce: 3,916 Temporary Workforce: 235 Total Workforce: 4,151

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 3,916 61.03% 38.97% 5.72% 69.05% 14.81% 8.81% 0.05% 0.59% 0.97% 0.89%
Major Occupations:
GENERAL ENGINEERING 1,149 80.77% 19.23% 7.92% 70.76% 8.44% 11.49% 0.09% 0.52% 0.78% 0.87%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 445 91.69% 8.31% 6.07% 82.92% 4.04% 5.62% 0.00% 0.45% 0.90% 0.22%
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE 214 67.76% 32.24% 3.74% 81.31% 8.41% 3.74% 0.00% 0.47% 2.34% 0.47%
GS-14 and GS-15* 2,015 73.75% 26.25% 4.32% 74.29% 9.68% 10.67% 0.05% 0.45% 0.55% 0.55%
Senior Pay Level* 251 79.68% 20.32% 1.59% 85.66% 7.17% 4.78% 0.00% 0.40% 0.40% 0.80%
SES 162 79.63% 20.37% 1.85% 83.95% 8.64% 4.32% 0.00% 0.62% 0.62% 1.23%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 11 81.82% 18.18% 9.09% 45.45% 36.36% 0.00% 0.00% 9.09% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 485 73.40% 26.60% 2.47% 80.41% 9.07% 6.39% 0.21% 0.62% 0.82% 0.62%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, NRC employed 35 (0.84%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 83 IWTD were needed. This is the same as the number of employees in FY 2008 and an increase of 3 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.86% and for FY 2005 was 0.97%. Over the 5-year period NRC had a net decrease of 0.13% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

NRC timely processed 100% of the 16 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) Reprisal; and (3) Age. Of the 8 complaints filed at NRC, 6 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 3 contained allegations of color discrimination and 1 contained an allegation of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 7 completed investigations, 100% were timely. NRC's average time for completing an investigation was 198 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

NRC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 343 days in FY 2008 to 259 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

NRC agreed to pay $5,000 for 2 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement averaging $5,000. NRC expended a total of $22,363 for 7 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,195.

NRC agreed to pay a total of $41,350 plus other benefits for 11 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 $3,759.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 12 4 16
Settlements 0 0% 2 50% 2 12.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 5 41.7% 0 0% 5 31.3%
Complaints Filed* 8 50%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 1 6.3%

*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 16 20
Total Number Offered ADR 16 20
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 100%
ADR Participation Rate* 25% 40%
Total ADR Settlements 2 8
Total ADR Settlements Amount $5,000.00 $25,350.00

* 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) 16 16 100%
All Investigations 7 7 100% 180 198 10%
All Complaint Closures 20 343 259 -24.5%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 6 3 50% 394 349 -11.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 3 0 123 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 8
Total Closures 20
Settlements 11 55%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 9 45% 9 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Dismissals 3 33.3% 3 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 6 66.7% 6 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 6 100% 6 100% 0 0% 0 0%