The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Department of Treasury (TREAS)

Permanent Workforce: 108,122 Temporary Workforce: 2,490 Total Workforce: 110,612

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 108,122 37.46% 62.54% 7.82% 63.2% 24.28% 3.86% 0.81%
Major Occupations                
Internal Revenue Audit 12,766 56.35% 43.65% 5.51% 73.9% 12.02% 7.82% 0.75%
Internal Review Officer 5,849 46.78% 53.22% 9.06% 63.93% 22.96% 3.16% 0.89%
Criminal Investigating 3,159 87.56% 12.44% 8.04% 76.16% 10.45% 4.5% 0.85%
GS-14 and GS-15* 8,762 58.19% 41.81% 3.45% 77.87% 13.77% 4.3% 0.59%
Senior Pay Level* 566 69.44% 30.56% 2.29% 85.15% 10.07% 2.12% 0.35%
First-Level Officials/Managers 3,321 21.68% 78.32% 8.22% 61.76% 27.79% 1.45% 0.78%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 4,269 55.47% 44.53% 6.07% 72.19% 17.99% 2.95% 0.8%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 1,342 65.8% 34.2% 2.09% 84.28% 10.28% 2.83% 0.52%

*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 TREAS, employees with targeted disabilities represented 1.9% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 1,661 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). TREAS timely processed 98.9% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 804 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of TREAS' 1,661 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 99.4% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 20.8% of the completed counselings; and 63.6% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, TREAS offered ADR 2.7% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 0.1% of the complaint workload; and 100% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

  3. Processing Times

    TREAS completed 90% of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time

    of 160 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.

    TREAS' average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 426 days in FY 2003 to 478 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    TREAS had a total of 1,014 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 506 pending investigation for an average of 174 days; and 84 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 367 days.

  5. Costs

    TREAS agreed to pay $131,590 for 252 counseling settlements with benefits, an average $522.18 per counseling settled.

    TREAS agreed to pay a total of $619,017 for 177 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 $3,497.

    TREAS expended a total of $1,327,386 for 405 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,277.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 1,290   371   1,661  
Settlements 89 6.89% 163 43.93% 252 15.17%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 237 18.3% 73 19.6% 310 18.66%
Complaints Filed*         804 48.40%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         295 17.76%

*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 1,729 1,558 90.00% 443 26.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 1,661 1,651 99.40% 346 20.83%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -3.93% 5.96%   -21.89%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 883 73 3.00% 30 1.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 804 50 2.74% 2 0.11%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -8.90% -31.50%   -93.33%  

*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) 1,661 1,643 98.91%      
All Investigations 405 366 90.37% 242 160 -33.88%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 277 188 67.87% 558 574 2.90%
Dismissal Decisions 140     120 185 54.16%

*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 (814) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 176 21.62%            
Withdrawals 108 13.26%            
Dismissals 140 17.19%            
Merit Decisions 390 47.91%            
Finding Discrimination 3 0.76% 0 0.00% 1 33.33% 2 66.66%
Finding No Discrimination 387 99.23% 277 71.57% 110 28.42% 0 0.00%


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