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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Permanent Workforce: 867 Temporary Workforce: 49 Total Workforce: 916

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 867 44.29% 55.71% 3.00% 44.87% 43.60% 7.27% 0.00% 0.46% 0.81% 1.38%
Major Occupations:
Auditing 97 40.21% 59.79% 5.15% 22.68% 62.89% 8.25% 0.00% 0.00% 1.03% 2.06%
Actuary Servicers 87 54.02% 45.98% 3.45% 52.87% 25.30% 16.09% 0.00% 2.30% 0.00% 1.15%
Financial Analyst 36 69.44% 30.56% 2.78% 75.00% 16.67% 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.78%
GS-14 and GS-15* 367 54.50% 45.50% 1.36% 62.94% 26.16% 8.72% 0.00% 0.00% 0.82% 1.36%
Senior Pay Level* 36 55.56% 44.44% 2.78% 80.56% 8.33% 2.78% 0.00% 2.78% 2.78% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 30 46.67% 53.33% 3.33% 50.00% 43.33% 3.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.33%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 106 53.77% 46.23% 0.94% 65.09% 25.47% 6.60% 0.00% 0.94% 0.94% 0.94%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, PBGC employed 12 (1.31%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 18 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of 2 employees from FY 2008 and no change in the number of employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.57% and for FY 2005 was 1.49%. Over the 5-year period PBGC had a net decrease of 0.18% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

PBGC timely processed 100% of the 28 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) Age. Of the 21 complaints filed at PBGC, 12 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (White) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of color discrimination and 7 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 16 completed investigations, 56.3% were timely. PBGC's average time for completing an investigation was 312 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

PBGC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 285 days in FY 2008 to 374 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

PBGC reported paying no monetary benefits for 4 pre-complaint settlements. PBGC expended a total of $56,980 for 16 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,561.

PBGC agreed to pay a total of $19,620 plus other benefits for 4 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 $4,905.

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 8 28
Settlements 2 10% 2 25% 4 14.3%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 6 30% 1 12.5% 7 25%
Complaints Filed* 17 60.7%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 0 0%

*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 28 19
Total Number Offered ADR 21 2
ADR Offer Rate* 75% 10.5%
ADR Participation Rate* 28.6% 10.5%
Total ADR Settlements 2 2
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $9,619.58

* 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) 28 28 100%
All Investigations 16 9 56.3% 315 312 -1%
All Complaint Closures 19 285 374 31.2%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 4 1 25% 396 811 104.8%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 7 0 106 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 21
Total Closures 19
Settlements 4 21.1%
Withdrawals 1 5.3%
Total Final Agency Actions 14 73.7% 11 78.6% 3 21.4% 0 0%
Dismissals 8 57.1% 7 87.5% 1 12.5% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 6 42.9% 4 66.7% 2 33.3% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 6 100% 4 66.7% 2 33.3% 0 0%