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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Permanent Workforce: 12,001 Temporary Workforce: 226 Total Workforce: 12,227

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 12,001 81.05% 18.95% 0.67% 88.89% 8.30% 0.53% 0.03% 1.12% 0.44% 0.46%
Major Occupations:
Plant Operators 1,031 92.92% 7.08% 0.78% 86.03% 8.05% 0.10% 0.00% 1.84% 0.97% 0.00%
Plant Technicians 916 96.40% 3.60% 0.87% 86.57% 7.42% 0.00% 0.00% 1.53% 0.00% 0.00%
Business Support Rep 201 10.45% 53.73% 0.50% 81.09% 16.92% 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior Pay Level* 144 86.11% 13.89% 2.08% 93.06% 2.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.69% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 384 60.16% 39.84% 0.52% 88.02% 9.90% 0.26% 0.52% 0.52% 0.26% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,673 77.11% 22.89% 0.60% 90.44% 7.17% 0.66% 0.06% 0.78% 0.30% 0.30%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,121 82.43% 17.57% 0.71% 92.42% 4.64% 0.89% 0.00% 0.89% 0.45% 0.36%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, TVA employed 57 (0.47%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 245 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 3 employees over FY 2008 and a decrease of 13 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.47% and for FY 2005 was 0.55%. Over the 5-year period TVA had a net decrease of 0.08% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

TVA timely processed 100% of the 81 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) Age; and (3) Race (Black/African American). Of the 56 complaints filed at TVA, 14 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, and 14 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 46 completed investigations, 100% were timely. TVA's average time for completing an investigation was 100 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

TVA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 244 days in FY 2008 to 268 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

TVA agreed to pay $1,638 for 4 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement averaging $1,638. TVA expended a total of $108,748 for 46 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,364.

TVA agreed to pay a total of $176,000 plus other benefits for 13 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 $13,538.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 77 4 81
Settlements 4 5.2% 0 0% 4 4.9%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 5 6.5% 0 0% 5 6.2%
Complaints Filed* 56 69.1%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 16 19.8%

*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 81 42
Total Number Offered ADR 4 0
ADR Offer Rate* 4.9% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 4.9% 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) 81 81 100%
All Investigations 46 46 100% 110 100 -9.1%
All Complaint Closures 42 244 268 9.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 14 14 100% 189 181 -4.2%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 8 13 30 130.8%

*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 56
Total Closures 42
Settlements 13 31%
Withdrawals 1 2.4%
Total Final Agency Actions 28 66.7% 22 78.6% 6 21.4% 0 0%
Dismissals 8 28.6% 8 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 20 71.4% 14 70% 6 30% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 20 100% 14 70% 6 30% 0 0%