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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Permanent Workforce: 1,194 Temporary Workforce: 288 Total Workforce: 1,482

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 1,194 35.34% 64.66% 2.60% 57.62% 32.50% 6.45% 0.00% 0.34% 0.50% 1.26%
Major Occupations:
MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PRO 186 18.82% 81.18% 1.61% 33.33% 62.37% 2.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.08%
MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS 119 20.17% 79.83% 0.84% 46.22% 47.90% 3.36% 0.00% 0.00% 1.68% 0.00%
MISCELLANEOUS CLERK AND ASSISTANT 110 14.55% 85.45% 2.73% 20.91% 63.64% 10.00% 0.00% 1.82% 0.91% 3.64%
GS-14 and GS-15* 219 42.92% 57.08% 2.28% 73.97% 16.89% 6.39% 0.00% 0.46% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 334 56.29% 43.71% 3.89% 81.14% 5.69% 8.68% 0.00% 0.30% 0.30% 1.20%
SES 80 56.25% 43.75% 2.50% 83.75% 5.00% 8.75% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 14 7.14% 92.86% 0.00% 28.57% 71.43% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 35 20.00% 80.00% 0.00% 45.71% 51.43% 2.86% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 156 54.49% 45.51% 3.85% 85.26% 6.41% 3.85% 0.00% 0.00% 0.64% 0.64%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, NSF employed 16 (1.08%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 30 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 3 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of one employee since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.92% and for FY 2005 was 1.12%. Over the 5-year period NSF had a net decrease of 0.04% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

NSF timely processed 90.9% of the 11 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) Reprisal. Of the 7 complaints filed at NSF, 3 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, no complaints contained allegations of color discrimination and 2 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 2 completed investigations, 100% were timely. NSF's average time for completing an investigation was 158 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

NSF's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 362 days in FY 2008 to 150 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

NSF agreed to pay $3,682 for 3 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement averaging $3,682. NSF expended a total of $5,000 for 2 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,500.

NSF reported paying no monetary benefits for 2 complaint closures 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: 9 2 11
Settlements 1 11.1% 2 100% 3 27.3%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Complaints Filed* 7 63.6%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 1 9.1%

*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 11 4
Total Number Offered ADR 11 1
ADR Offer Rate* 100% 25%
ADR Participation Rate* 18.2% 25%
Total ADR Settlements 2 1
Total ADR Settlements Amount $3,681.60 $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) 11 10 90.9%
All Investigations 2 2 100% 132 158 19.7%
All Complaint Closures 4 362 150 -58.6%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 2 0 0% 421 247 -41.3%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 0 0 0 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 7
Total Closures 4
Settlements 2 50%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 2 50% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Dismissals 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 2 100% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 2 100% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%