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Defense Office of the Secretary/WASH (OSD)

Permanent Workforce: 5,219 Temporary Workforce: 662 Total Workforce: 5,881

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 5,219 63.77% 36.23% 3.31% 66.07% 25.66% 3.31% 0.34% 0.44% 0.86% 0.71%
Major Occupations:
POLICE 783 87.87% 12.13% 5.24% 48.02% 43.68% 1.66% 0.00% 0.51% 0.89% 0.00%
FOREIGN AFFAIRS 254 64.57% 35.43% 1.57% 92.91% 1.57% 3.54% 0.00% 0.00% 0.39% 0.00%
GENERAL ENGINEERING 136 80.88% 19.12% 5.15% 80.88% 6.62% 6.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.74% 0.00%
GS-14 and GS-15* 23 78.26% 21.74% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 356 73.31% 26.69% 2.53% 90.45% 3.37% 2.81% 0.00% 0.56% 0.28% 0.28%
SES 299 72.91% 27.09% 2.68% 89.63% 3.34% 3.34% 0.00% 0.67% 0.33% 0.33%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 12 75.00% 25.00% 0.00% 91.67% 0.00% 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 335 73.13% 26.87% 2.69% 90.15% 3.28% 2.99% 0.00% 0.60% 0.30% 0.30%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, OSD employed 42 (0.71%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 118 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of 18 employees from FY 2008 and no change in the number of employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.71% and for FY 2005 was 0.72%. Over the 5-year period OSD had a net decrease of 0.01% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

OSD timely processed 79% of the 57 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) Sex (Female); and (3) Reprisal. Of the 32 complaints filed at OSD, 12 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of color discrimination and 4 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 17 completed investigations, 70.6% were timely. OSD's average time for completing an investigation was 176 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

OSD's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 406 days in FY 2008 to 463 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

OSD reported no counseling settlements in FY 2009. OSD expended a total of $243,020 for 17 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $14,295.

OSD agreed to pay a total of $247,790 plus other benefits for 6 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 $41,298.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 54 3 57
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 20 37% 0 0% 20 35.1%
Complaints Filed* 28 49.1%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 9 15.8%

*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 57 22
Total Number Offered ADR 4 4
ADR Offer Rate* 7% 18.2%
ADR Participation Rate* 5.3% 18.2%
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) 57 45 79%
All Investigations 17 12 70.6% 232 176 -24.1%
All Complaint Closures 22 406 463 14%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 2 0 0% 559 438 -21.6%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 1 111 15 -86.5%

*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 32
Total Closures 22
Settlements 6 27.3%
Withdrawals 5 22.7%
Total Final Agency Actions 11 50% 3 27.3% 8 72.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 1 9.1% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 10 90.9% 2 20% 8 80% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 10 100% 2 20% 8 80% 0 0%