The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Education (ED)

Permanent Workforce:3,906 Temporary Workforce: 429 Total Workforce: 4,335

Workforce 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 Workforce 3,906 36.69% 63.31% 4.25% 53.48% 36.43% 4.58% 0.08% 0.67% 0.51% 1.48%
Major Occupations:
Management and Program Analyst 1,011 30.27% 69.73% 3.26% 51.53% 42.14% 2.18% 0.00% 0.40% 0.49% 1.29%
Education Program 371 29.92% 70.08% 5.12% 60.92% 28.57% 2.43% 0.27% 2.43% 0.27% 0.27%
General Attorney 347 35.16% 64.84% 4.61% 69.16% 16.71% 8.36% 0.29% 0.29% 0.58% 1.15%
GS-14 and GS-15* 1,376 45.13% 54.87% 2.54% 68.90% 22.89% 4.43% 0.07% 0.80% 0.36% 1.16%
Senior Pay Level* 138 61.59% 38.41% 0.00% 84.78% 12.32% 2.90% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 89 61.80% 38.20% 0.00% 84.27% 13.48% 2.25% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 1 100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 328 45.73% 54.27% 3.35% 61.28% 30.79% 3.66% 0.00% 0.61% 0.30% 0.61%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 529 50.66% 49.34% 2.08% 77.88% 16.45% 2.65% 0.00% 0.95% 0.00% 0.76%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, ED employed 59 (1.36%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 87 IWTD were needed. This is the same as the number of employees in FY 2007 and a decrease of 14 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 1.36% and for FY 2004 was 1.59%. Over the 5-year period ED had a net decrease of 0.23% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

ED timely processed 97.7% of the 86 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2008.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Sex (Female); and (3) Race (Black/African American). Of the 45 complaints filed at ED, 17 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of color discrimination and 7 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 29 completed investigations, 34.5% were timely. ED's average time for completing an investigation was 296 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

ED's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 359 days in FY 2007 to 371 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

ED reported paying no monetary benefits for 3 pre-complaint settlements. ED expended a total of $88,401 for 29 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,048.

ED agreed to pay a total of $30,126 plus other benefits for 10 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 7 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $4,304.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 80 6 86
Settlements 0 0% 3 33.3% 3 3.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 34 42.5% 3 33.3% 37 43%
Complaints Filed* 45 52.3%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 1 1.2%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2008 where counseling was also completed during FY 2008.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2008
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 86 50
Total Number Offered ADR 83 0
ADR Offer Rate* 96.5% 0%
ADR Participation Rate* 10.5% 0%
Total ADR Settlements 3 0
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $0.00

* EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

Timeliness in FY 2008
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2007 APD* FY 2008 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 86 84 97.7%
All Investigations 29 10 34.5% 299 296 -1%
All Complaint Closures 50 359 371 3.3%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 9 0 0% 515 433 -15.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 13 294 140 -52.4%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2008
Complaint
Closures
Final Agency
Decision (no AJ
Decision)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Fully
Implemented)
Final Order (AJ
Decision Not Fully
Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 45
Total Closures 50
Settlements 10 20%
Withdrawals 4 8%
Total Final Agency Actions 36 72% 22 61.1% 14 38.9% 0 0%
Dismissals 15 41.7% 13 86.7% 2 13.33% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 21 58.3% 9 42.9% 12 57.1% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 21 100% 9 42.9% 12 57.1% 0 0%

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