The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Permanent Workforce: 17,704 Temporary Workforce: 1,082 Total Workforce: 18,786

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 17,704 65.20% 34.80% 5.30% 76.21% 11.71% 5.93% 0.84% 0.97%
Major Occupations:
General Engineering 2,780 78.17% 21.83% 6.40% 81.69% 5.97% 5.07% 0.86% 0.43%
Electronics Engineering 881 85.13% 14.87% 5.68% 74.46% 7.26% 11.80% 0.79% 1.14%
Aerospace Engineering 4,125 81.16% 18.84% 5.28% 80.68% 5.94% 7.49% 0.61% 0.61%
GS-14 and GS-15* 7,657 77.22% 22.78% 4.28% 82.59% 6.18% 6.28% 0.67% 0.52%
Senior Pay Level* 576 80.56% 19.44% 3.30% 84.90% 6.08% 5.03% 0.69% 0.17%
First-Level Officials/Managers 2 50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 442 65.16% 34.84% 4.52% 77.60% 11.76% 5.66% 0.45% 0.90%
Senior-Level Officials/Managers 1,766 77.41% 22.59% 5.15% 82.96% 6.51% 4.59% 0.79% 0.28%
Unclassified Managers 6 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    Of the 59 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2005, NASA timely processed 94.9%.

  2. Issues and Bases of Complaints Filed

    Of the 36 complaints filed at NASA, 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) Race - Black; and (3) Sex - Female.

  3. Complaint Processing Times

    NASA's average time for completing an investigation was 290 days. The government-wide average was 237 days in FY 2005.

    NASA's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 525 days in FY 2004 to 682 days in FY 2005. The government-wide average was 411 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    NASA had a total of 60 complaints pending at the end of FY 2005, with 1 pending acknowledgment; 21 pending investigation for an average of 162 days; and 26 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 776 days.

  5. Costs

    NASA agreed to pay $1,000 for 6 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement for $1,000. NASA expended a total of $108,143 for 23 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,702.

    NASA agreed to pay a total of $212,544 for 21 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 $10,121.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2005

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 43 16 59
Settlements 3 7% 3 18.8% 6 10.2%
No Complaints Filed 14 32.6% 1 6.3% 15 25.4%
Complaints Filed* 36 61%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 3.4%

*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 119 105 88.2% 10 8.4%
FY 2005 Completed/Ended Counselings 59 64 100% 22 37.3%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -50.4% -39% 120%
FY 2004 Complaint Workload ** 121 33 27.3% 29 24%
FY 2005 Complaint Workload ** 110 23 20.9% 8 7.3%
Percentage Change from FY 2004 to FY 2005 -9.1% -30.3% -72.4%

*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) 59 56 94.9%
All Investigations 23 22 95.7% 216.1 290.2 34.3%
All Complaint Closures 50 525 682.1 29.9%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 12 0 0% 662.8 1,174.3 77.2%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 13 199.3 222.92 11.9%

*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 36
Total Closures 50
Settlements 21 42%
Withdrawals 0 0%
Total Final Agency Actions 29 58% 25 86.2% 4 13.8% 0 0%
Dismissals 13 44.8% 13 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 16 55.2% 12 75% 4 25% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 0% 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Finding No Discrimination 16 100% 12 75% 4 25% 0 0%

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