Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FY 2010 EEO Complaint Processing Statistics

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2010
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 659   220   879  
Settlements 47 7.1% 54 24.6% 101 11.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 287 43.6% 60 27.3% 347 39.5%
Complaints Filed*         404 46%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of FY         27 3.1%
     *Includes only complaints filed in FY 2010 where counseling was also completed during FY 2010.
Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2010
Total Number Offer Rate Participation Rate
Pre-Complaint Counselings 879 93.3% 25%
Complaint Closures 540 26.1% 13%
Bases Most Frequently Alleged in Filed Complaints
Top Basis 1 Top Basis 2 Top Basis 3
Bases of Alleged Discrimination Age Reprisal Race (Black/African American)
Timeliness in FY 2010
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2009 APD* FY 2010 APD* % Change Govt Wide APD*
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 878 721 82.1%        
All Investigations 290 39 13.4% 244 324 32.8% 181
All Complaint Closures 540     620 662 6.8% 360
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 164 21 12.8% 695 693 -0.3% 481
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 58     200 260 30% 88
*APD =Average Processing Days
Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2010
Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 441              
Total Closures 540              
Settlements 206 38.2%            
Withdrawals 32 5.9%            
Total Final Agency Actions 302 55.9% 222 73.5% 80 26.5% 0 32.2%
  Dismissals 60 19.9% 58 96.7% 2 3.3% 0 0%
  Merit Decisions 242 80.1% 164 67.8% 78 32.2% 0 0%
      Finding Discrimination 26 10.7% 20 76.9% 6 23.1% 0 0%
      Finding No Discrimination 216 89.3% 144 66.7% 72 33.3% 0 0%
Costs Associated With EEO Process FY 2010
  Total # Total Amount Average Amount
Pre-Complaint Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 24 $444,779 $18,532
  ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 14 $359,429 $25,673
Investigation Costs 290 $1,021,879 $3,523
Complaint Closures with Monetary Benefits 212 $4,676,947 $22,061
  ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 26 $636,625 $24,485