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Department of the Air Force (USAF)

Permanent Workforce: 149,685 Temporary Workforce: 10,959 Total Workforce: 160,644

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 149,685 69.80% 30.20% 6.98% 75.74% 11.57% 3.47% 0.38% 1.08% 0.79% 0.61%
Major Occupations:
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 7,417 96.56% 3.44% 9.02% 80.28% 5.88% 2.45% 0.62% 1.16% 0.59% 0.13%
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN 5,755 90.74% 9.26% 5.51% 74.49% 6.38% 11.68% 0.14% 0.97% 0.83% 0.56%
CONTRACTING 5,339 44.43% 55.57% 5.28% 74.94% 15.00% 2.94% 0.17% 0.94% 0.73% 0.69%
GS-14 and GS-15* 2,458 85.88% 14.12% 3.21% 88.85% 3.17% 4.07% 0.12% 0.41% 0.16% 0.37%
Senior Pay Level* 283 83.39% 16.61% 1.06% 89.75% 3.89% 3.18% 0.00% 1.06% 1.06% 0.00%
SES 163 77.30% 22.70% 1.23% 91.41% 4.91% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1.84% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,874 77.91% 22.09% 5.39% 83.03% 7.36% 2.77% 0.37% 0.53% 0.53% 0.16%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,151 80.19% 19.81% 4.00% 87.75% 4.60% 2.26% 0.35% 0.61% 0.43% 0.43%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 588 83.84% 16.16% 1.36% 91.50% 3.23% 2.72% 0.00% 0.68% 0.51% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, USAF employed 934 (0.58%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 3,213 IWTD were needed. This represents a decrease of 19 employees from FY 2008 and a decrease of 240 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.62% and for FY 2005 was 0.75%. Over the 5-year period USAF had a net decrease of 0.17% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

USAF timely processed 85% of the 1,081 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 491 complaints filed at USAF, 145 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 29 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 6 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 41 contained allegations of color discrimination and 134 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 193 completed investigations, 52.3% were timely. USAF's average time for completing an investigation was 203 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

USAF's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 369 days in FY 2008 to 405 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

USAF agreed to pay $399,321 for 204 pre-complaint settlements, of which 22 were monetary settlements averaging $18,151. USAF expended a total of $1,606,968 for 193 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $8,326.

USAF agreed to pay a total of $1,058,563 plus other benefits for 178 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 $5,947.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 623 460 1,083
Settlements 39 6.3% 165 35.9% 204 18.8%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 300 48.2% 77 16.7% 377 34.8%
Complaints Filed* 477 44%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 25 2.3%

*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 1,083 452
Total Number Offered ADR 772 208
ADR Offer Rate* 71.3% 46%
ADR Participation Rate* 42.5% 26.6%
Total ADR Settlements 165 101
Total ADR Settlements Amount $374,320.73 $336,645.00

* 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) 1,081 919 85%
All Investigations 193 101 52.3% 186 203 9.1%
All Complaint Closures 452 369 405 9.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 114 15 13.2% 536 761 42%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 69 100 57 -43%

*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 491
Total Closures 452
Settlements 177 39.2%
Withdrawals 46 10.2%
Total Final Agency Actions 229 50.7% 183 79.9% 44 19.2% 2 0.9%
Dismissals 79 34.5% 69 87.3% 9 11.4% 1 1.3%
Merit Decisions 150 65.5% 114 76% 35 23.3% 1 0.7%
Finding Discrimination 1 0.7% 1 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 149 99.3% 113 75.8% 35 23.5% 1 0.7%