The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of the Air Force (USAF)

Permanent Work Force:  150,307 Temporary Work Force:  8,620 Total Work Force: 158,927

Work Force Composition*

Total # Men Women Hispanic
or Latino
White Black or
African American
Asian Native Hawaiian/
Other Pacific Islander
American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with
Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Work Force

150,307

68.98%

31.02%

7.31%

76.63%

11.23%

3.38%

0.22%

1.14%

0.08%

0.74%

Major Occupations:
Misc. Admin. and Program

5,599

60.37%

39.63%

5.25%

81.71%

10.18%

1.77%

0.16%

0.89%

0.04%

0.45%

Information Technology Management

5,462

72.41%

27.59%

6.10%

77.99%

11.53%

3.41%

0.24%

0.71%

0.02%

0.75%

Aircraft Mechanic

7,902

96.98%

3.02%

8.52%

81.12%

6.28%

2.42%

0.44%

1.14%

0.09%

0.19%

GS-14 and GS-15*

7,253

79.22%

20.78%

3.31%

89.03%

4.72%

2.43%

0.01%

0.47%

0.04%

0.00%

Senior Pay Level*

259

86.87%

13.13%

0.77%

91.12%

2.32%

3.47%

0.00%

1.93%

0.39%

0.00%

SES

165

82.42%

17.58%

1.21%

92.73%

3.64%

0.00%

0.00%

1.82%

0.61%

0.00%

First-Level Officials/Managers

9,766

65.11%

34.89%

6.11%

78.35%

11.61%

2.98%

0.17%

0.70%

0.07%

0.43%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

9,766

65.11%

34.89%

6.11%

78.35%

11.61%

2.98%

0.17%

0.70%

0.07%

0.43%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

1,810

79.67%

20.33%

2.71%

91.99%

3.43%

1.44%

0.00%

0.39%

0.06%

0.28%

Unclassified Managers

6,808

90.78%

9.22%

6.98%

81.32%

7.39%

2.36%

0.31%

1.57%

0.07%

0.32%

*Includes data for only permanent employees in pay status as of September 30, 2006; does not include pay-banded employees.


Targeted Disabilities

USAF employed 1,123 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.71% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 51 employees from FY 2005 and a decrease of 150 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.75% and for FY 2002 was 0.90%.  Over the 5-year period USAF had a net decrease of 0.19% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

USAF timely processed 83.4% of the 1,351 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2006.

II.  Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal and (2) Age.  The 556 complaints filed at USAF contained 142 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 45 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 17 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 10 allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 59 allegations of color discrimination and 174 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 289 completed investigations, 65.1% were timely.  USAF's average time for completing an investigation was 180 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

USAF's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 326 days in FY 2005 to 333 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

USAF agreed to pay $84,207 for 247 pre-complaint settlements, of which 24 were monetary settlements averaging $3,508.  USAF expended a total of $1,241,255 for 289 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $4,295.

USAF agreed to pay a total of $718,720 for 202 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.  For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $3,558.


Department of the Air Force (USAF)

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings:

881

477

1,358

Settlements

31

3.5%

216

45.3%

247

18.2%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

430

48.8%

105

22%

535

39.4%

Complaints Filed*

546

40.2%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

30

2.2%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2006 where counseling was also completed during FY 2006.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2006

Counseling Complaint**
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures

1,358

583

Total Number Offered ADR

910

299

ADR Offer Rate*

67%

51.3%

ADR Participation Rate*

35.1%

26.9%

Total ADR Settlements

216

126

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$41,666.04

$312,928.33

*Using newly collected data, EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

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

Timeliness in FY 2006

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2005 APD* FY 2006 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands)

1,351

1126

83.4%

All Investigations

289

188

65.1%

219

180

-17.8%

All Complaint Closures

583

326

333

2.1%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

88

21

23.9%

482

512

6.2%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

110

71

136

91.5%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2006

Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed

556

Total Closures

583

Settlements

200

34.3%

Withdrawals

80

13.7%

Total Final Agency Actions

303

52%

198

65.3%

101

33.3%

4

1.3%

Dismissals

126

41.6%

110

87.3%

16

12.7%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

177

58.4%

88

49.7%

85

48%

4

2.3%

Finding Discrimination

3

1.7%

1

33.3%

1

33.3%

1

33.3%

Finding No Discrimination

174

98.3%

87

50%

84

48.3%

3

1.7%


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