The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Department of the Navy (NAVY)

Permanent Workforce: 172,466 Temporary Workforce: 5,071 Total Workforce: 177,538

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 172,466 69.84% 30.16% 4.37% 71.92% 12.67% 10.3% 0.69%
Major Occupations                
Electronics Engineering 8,993 90.43% 9.57% 5.14% 74.32% 3.78% 16.49% 0.27%
Management & Program Analysis 5,924 36.19% 63.81% 3.56% 76.45% 13.25% 6.16% 0.57%
IT Management 7,349 60.46% 39.54% 3.69% 78.73% 10.36% 6.59% 0.64%
GS-14 and GS-15* 12,059 81.04% 18.96% 2.2% 88.8% 4.07% 4.5% 0.38%
Senior Pay Level* 716 86.74% 13.26% 1.95% 91.2% 1.81% 0.83% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 9,766 62.06% 37.94% 4.17% 74.02% 13.35% 7.67% 0.8%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 10,594 75.89% 24.11% 2.57% 85.01% 6.18% 5.76% 0.48%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 3,553 84.1% 15.9% 1.77% 91.25% 3.32% 0.34% 0%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

Employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.99% of the total government workforce in FY 2004, and of agencies with a permanent workforce of 500 or more, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at 2.23%, had the highest percentage of employees with targeted disabilities. At NAVY, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.88% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 1,250 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). NAVY timely processed 63.1% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 611 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of NAVY's 1,250 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 18.5% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 11.2% of the completed counselings; and 23.1% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, NAVY offered ADR 2.3% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 1.4% of the complaint workload; and 90.9% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    NAVY completed 59% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 299 days for all investigations. In most instances, the

    regulations require completion of investigations within 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority was the only agency to complete 100% of their investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 117 days.

    NAVY's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 506 days in FY 2003 to 575 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    NAVY had a total of 764 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 24 pending acknowledgment for an average of 25 days; 228 pending investigation for an average of 220 days; and 242 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 348 days.

  5. Costs

    NAVY agreed to pay $46,151 for 143 counseling settlements with benefits, an average $322.74 per counseling settled.

    NAVY agreed to pay a total of $2,207,101 for 245 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award (including back/front pay, compensatory damages, attorney's fees, and lump sum payments) was $9,008.

    NAVY expended a total of $69,250 for 277 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $250.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 1,090   160   1,250  
Settlements 113 10.36% 30 18.75% 143 11.44%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 411 37.7% 7 4.3% 418 33.44%
Complaints Filed*         611 48.88%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         78 6.24%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2004 where counseling was also completed during FY 2004.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints ADR Offers ADR Participation
# # % # %
FY 2003 Pre-Complaint Counselings 1,275 194 15.00% 23 2.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 1,250 231 18.48% 140 11.20%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -39.26% -83.02%   -58.45%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 1,980 104 5.00% 33 2.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 1,692 39 2.31% 24 1.42%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -14.54% -62.50%   -27.27%  

*Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2003 APD* FY 2004 APD % Change
All Counselings (minus remands) 1,250 789 63.12%      
All Investigations 277 163 58.84% 339 299 -11.79%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 237 222 93.67% 549 589 7.28%
Dismissal Decisions 132     283 145 -48.76%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints Closed in FY 2004

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
Total Closures (928) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 236 25.43%            
Withdrawals 86 9.26%            
Dismissals 132 14.22%            
Merit Decisions 474 51.07%            
Finding Discrimination 13 2.74% 1 7.69% 8 61.53% 4 30.76%
Finding No Discrimination 461 97.25% 236 51.19% 225 48.80% 0 0%


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