The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Labor (DOL)

Permanent Workforce: 15,025 Temporary Workforce: 355 Total Workforce: 15,380

† During the comment period on this report, DOL notified EEOC that inaccurate data had been submitted on its FY 2005 Form 462 Report. Contact the agency’s EEO office for specific information.

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders American Indians/ Alaskan Natives Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force 15,025 50.19% 49.81% 6.94% 64.67% 23.51% 4.19% 0.69% 1.30%
Major Occupations:
Economist 1,347 64.51% 35.49% 3.12% 80.48% 11.58% 4.60% 0.22% 0.74%
Auditing 205 62.44% 37.56% 4.39% 59.02% 25.85% 10.24% 0.49% 0.00%
Industrial Hygiene 475 61.26% 38.74% 6.74% 76.63% 12.00% 4.21% 0.42% 0.42%
GS-14 and GS-15* 2,346 60.02% 39.98% 4.43% 76.73% 14.45% 3.62% 0.77% 1.24%
Senior Pay Level* 245 68.98% 31.02% 4.49% 82.86% 8.98% 3.27% 0.41% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/Managers 72 19.44% 80.56% 2.78% 52.78% 43.06% 1.39% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 1,364 67.60% 32.40% 6.45% 75.37% 14.81% 2.35% 1.03% 0.44%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 754 64.85% 35.15% 3.71% 81.83% 11.80% 2.12% 0.53% 0.53%
Unclassified Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 227 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, DOL timely processed 94.3%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 144 complaints filed at DOL, the top 3 issues of alleged discrimination were: (1) Promotion/Non-Selection; (2) Harassment - Non-Sexual; and (3) Terms/Conditions of Employment. The top 3 bases of alleged discrimination were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Race - Black.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    DOL's average time for completing an investigation was 406 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    DOL's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 894 days in FY 2004 to 680 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    DOL had a total of 271 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with 3 pending acknowledgment; 135 pending investigation for an average of 248 days; and 35 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 570 days.

  5. Costs

    DOL agreed to pay $18,999 for 10 pre-complaint settlements, of which 3 were monetary settlements averaging $6,333. DOL expended a total of $305,313 for 66 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,626.

    DOL agreed to pay a total of $445,012 for 34 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $13,089.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 163 64 227
Settlements 0 0% 10 15.6% 10 4.4%
No Complaints Filed 26 16% 4 6.3% 30 13.2%
Complaints Filed* 179 78.9%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 8 3.5%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2005 where counseling was also completed during FY 2005.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints

ADR Offers*

ADR Participation*
# # % # %
FY 2004 Completed/Ended Counselings 221 241 100% 24 10.9%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 227 242 100% 69 30.4%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 2.7% 0.4% 187.5%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 443 129 29.1% 57 12.9%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 394 143 36.3% 43 10.9%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -11.1% 10.9% -24.6%

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FYs 2004-2005.

**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 2004 APD* FY 2005 APD % Change
All Completed/Ended Counselings (minus remands) 227 214 94.3%
All Investigations 66 19 28.8% 300.4 405.8 35.1%
All Complaint Closures 123 894.2 680.1 -23.9%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 16 1 6.3% 1,187.1 1,006.9 -15.2%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 49 372.7 387.27 3.9%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2005

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 144
Total Closures 123
Settlements 32 26%
Withdrawals 8 6.5%
Total Final Agency Actions 83 67.5% 65 78.3% 18 21.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 52 62.7% 49 94.2% 3 5.8% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 31 37.3% 16 51.6% 15 48.4% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 2 6.5% 2 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 29 93.5% 14 48.3% 15 51.7% 0 0%

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