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Agency Profile - USDA

Department of Agriculture (USDA) FY 2013 EEO Complaint Processing Statistics

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2013
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings 675 303 978
Settlements 28 4.1% 55 18.2% 83 8.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 272 40.3% 88 29% 360 36.8%
Complaints Filed* 513 52.5%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of FY 22 2.3%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2013 where counseling was also completed during FY 2013.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2013
Total Number Offer Rate Participation Rate
Pre-Complaint Counselings 978 84.7% 31%
Complaint Closures 538 28.3% 11.2%
Bases Most Frequently Alleged in FY 2013 Filed Complaints
Top Basis 1 Top Basis 2 Top Basis 3
Bases of Alleged Discrimination REPRISAL AGE SEX (FEMALE)
Timeliness in FY 2013
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2012 APD* FY 2013 APD* % Change Govt Wide APD*
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 978 773 79%
All Investigations 428 212 49.5% 242 235 -2.9% 207
All Complaint Closures 538 633 591 -6.6% 420
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 200 89 44.5% 638 609 -4.5% 451
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 70 112 103 -8% 67

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2013
Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision
(no AJ Decision)
Final Order
(AJ Decision
Fully Implemented)
Final Order
(AJ Decision
Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 543
Total Closures 538
Settlements 167 31%
Withdrawals 26 4.8%
Total Final Agency Actions 345 64.1% 270 78.3% 74 21.4% 1 0.3%
Dismissals 72 20.9% 70 97.2% 1 1.4% 1 1.4%
Merit Decisions 273 79.1% 200 73.3% 73 26.7% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 20 7.3% 16 80% 4 20% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 253 92.7% 184 72.7% 69 27.3% 0 0%
Costs Associated with EEO Process in FY 2013
Total # Total Amount Average Amount
Pre-Complaint Settlements w/Monetary Benefits 15 $86,270 $5,751
ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 13 $78,770 $6,059
Investigation Costs 428 $1,521,445 $3,554
Complaint Closures with Monetary Benefits 141 $3,261,809 $23,133
ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 21 $226,405 $10,781