The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Permanent Work Force:  5,225   Temporary Work Force:  51    Total Work Force: 5,276

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

5,225

40.57%

59.43%

4.02%

69.15%

23.73%

2.37%

0.17%

0.54%

0.02%

0.73%

Major Occupations:
Human Resources Management

398

33.42%

66.58%

5.03%

57.29%

32.41%

4.02%

0.25%

0.75%

0.00%

0.50%

Misc. Clerk and Assistant

1,111

38.70%

61.30%

4.50%

75.25%

18.27%

0.99%

0.18%

0.81%

0.00%

0.45%

General Investigating

1,599

51.41%

48.59%

5.32%

79.99%

11.26%

2.56%

0.38%

0.50%

0.00%

0.31%

GS-14 and GS-15*

525

48.57%

51.43%

3.43%

72.95%

19.62%

3.62%

0.00%

0.38%

0.00%

0.57%

Senior Pay Level*

47

65.96%

34.04%

8.51%

85.11%

6.38%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

2.13%

SES

45

64.44%

35.56%

8.89%

84.44%

6.67%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

2.22%

First-Level Officials/Managers

22

45.45%

54.55%

4.55%

50.00%

40.91%

4.55%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Mid-Level Officials/Managers

227

52.86%

47.14%

2.64%

79.30%

15.86%

1.76%

0.00%

0.44%

0.00%

0.44%

Senior-Level Officials/Managers

184

59.78%

40.22%

4.35%

82.07%

12.50%

1.09%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.54%

Unclassified Managers

1

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

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


Targeted Disabilities

OPM employed 38 Individuals with Targeted Disabilities in FY 2006, which was 0.72% of its total work force.  This represents a decrease of 2 employees from FY 2005 and a decrease of 3 employees since FY 2002.  The participation rate for FY 2005 was 0.78% and for FY 2002 was 1.16%.  Over the 5-year period OPM had a net decrease of 0.44% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I.  Counseling

OPM timely processed 100% of the 64 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; (2) Age; and (3) Sex (Female).  The 36 complaints filed at OPM contained 9 allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 4 allegations of race (White) discrimination, 2 allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 3 allegations of color discrimination and 12 allegations of disability discrimination.

III.  Complaint Processing Times

Of the 25 completed investigations, 100% were timely.  OPM's average time for completing an investigation was 105 days.  Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Office of Personnel Management had the lowest average of 105 days.

OPM's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 346 days in FY 2005 to 131 days in FY 2006.  The government-wide average was 367 days.

IV.  Costs

OPM reported paying no monetary benefits for the one pre complaint settlement it reached in FY 2006.  OPM expended a total of $187,000 for 25 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $7,480.

OPM agreed to pay a total of $176,800 for 12 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 $14,733.



Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2006

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

63

1

64

Settlements

0

0%

1

100%

1

1.6%

Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed

26

41.3%

0

0%

26

40.6%

Complaints Filed*

36

56.3%

Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year

1

1.6%

*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

64

45

Total Number Offered ADR

64

0

ADR Offer Rate*

100%

0%

ADR Participation Rate*

1.6%

0%

Total ADR Settlements

1

0

Total ADR Settlements Amount

$0.00

$0.00

*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)

64

64

100%

All Investigations

25

25

100%

179

105

-41.3%

All Complaint Closures

45

346

131

-62.1%

Merit Decisions (no AJ)

9

7

77.8%

627

209

-66.7%

Dismissal Decisions (no AJ)

16

148

56

-62.2%

*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

36

Total Closures

45

Settlements

12

26.7%

Withdrawals

4

8.9%

Total Final Agency Actions

29

64.4%

25

86.2%

4

13.8%

0

0%

Dismissals

16

55.2%

16

100%

0

0%

0

0%

Merit Decisions

13

44.8%

9

69.2%

4

30.8%

0

0%

Finding Discrimination

0

0%

0

NA%

0

NA%

0

NA%

Finding No Discrimination

13

100%

9

69.2%

4

30.8%

0

0%


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