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Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

Permanent Workforce: 962 Temporary Workforce: 7 Total Workforce: 969

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 962 38.67% 61.33% 5.51% 56.65% 34.51% 2.08% 0.10% 0.42% 0.73% 0.94%
Major Occupations:
RAILROAD RETIREMENT CLAIMS EXAMINING 422 28.67% 71.33% 6.87% 55.69% 35.55% 0.47% 0.00% 0.71% 0.71% 0.47%
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 120 71.67% 28.33% 3.33% 71.67% 19.17% 5.83% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.67%
GS-14 and GS-15* 104 60.58% 39.42% 1.92% 77.88% 16.35% 2.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.96% 0.96%
Senior Pay Level* 9 66.67% 33.33% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 9 66.67% 33.33% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 44 40.91% 59.09% 4.55% 65.91% 29.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 111 54.95% 45.05% 0.90% 71.17% 19.82% 6.31% 0.00% 0.00% 1.80% 0.90%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 43 65.12% 34.88% 2.33% 88.37% 6.98% 2.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, RRB employed 9 (0.93%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 19 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of one employee from FY 2008 and a decrease of 2 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 1.04% and for FY 2005 was 1.09%. Over the 5-year period RRB had a net decrease of 0.16% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

RRB timely processed 100% of the 3 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 2 complaints filed at RRB, 1 contained an allegation of race (Black/African American) discrimination, and no complaints contained allegations of color or disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 2 completed investigations, 100% were timely. RRB'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.

RRB's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 330 days in FY 2008 to 222 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

RRB reported no counseling settlements in FY 2009. RRB expended a total of $6,140 for 2 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,070.

RRB reported no complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, or final agency order fully implementing an AJ decision in FY 2009.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 3 0 3
Settlements 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 1 33.3% 0 0% 1 33.3%
Complaints Filed* 2 66.7%
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 3 1
Total Number Offered ADR 1 0
ADR Offer Rate* 33.3% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 0% 0%
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) 3 3 100%
All Investigations 2 2 100% 129 176 36.4%
All Complaint Closures 1 330 222 -32.7%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 1 100% 0 222 NA%
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 2
Total Closures 1
Settlements 0 0%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Dismissals 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 1 100% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%