The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Permanent Workforce:159,820 Temporary Workforce:16,807 Total Workforce: 176,627

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 159,820 67.53% 32.47% 19.62% 60.49% 14.43% 4.39% 0.21% 0.82% 0.04% 0.37%
Major Occupations*:
Compliance, Inspection & Support 53,711 58.04% 41.96% 15.60% 55.39% 22.63% 4.74% 0.43% 1.20% 0.01% 0.50%
Customs & Border Protection 19,629 81.34% 18.66% 26.39% 61.45% 5.96% 5.56% 0.11% 0.52% 0.00% 0.09%
Border Patrol Agent 17,268 94.86% 5.14% 52.66% 44.67% 1.14% 0.99% 0.02% 0.39% 0.13% 0.03%
GS-14 and GS-15* 11,550 66.70% 33.30% 8.72% 74.58% 12.34% 3.75% 0.02% 0.57% 0.03% 0.24%
Senior Pay Level* 521 76.01% 23.99% 5.95% 87.33% 4.99% 1.54% 0.00% 0.19% 0.00% 0.19%
SES 468 76.28% 23.72% 6.41% 86.75% 5.34% 1.28% 0.00% 0.21% 0.00% 0.21%
First-Level Officials/ Managers* 5,527 79.70% 20.30% 32.51% 55.71% 7.65% 3.38% 0.07% 0.67% 0.00% 0.20%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers* 6,618 72.86% 27.14% 17.17% 70.14% 8.76% 3.23% 0.02% 0.65% 0.03% 0.12%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers* 2,871 70.92% 29.08% 7.49% 79.73% 9.93% 2.37% 0.00% 0.45% 0.03% 0.21%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, DHS employed 692 (0.39%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 3,533 IWTD were needed. This represented an increase of 18 employees over FY 2007 and a decrease of 48 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.41% and for FY 2004 was 0.45%. Over the 5-year period DHS had a net decrease of 0.06% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DHS timely processed 72.6% of the 2,062 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) Age; and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 1,145 complaints filed at DHS, 256 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 78 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 14 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 4 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 92 contained allegations of color discrimination and 238 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 787 completed investigations, 56.9% were timely. DHS' average time for completing an investigation was 215 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

DHS' average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 550 days in FY 2007 to 485 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

DHS agreed to pay $108,070 for 112 pre-complaint settlements, of which 23 were monetary settlements averaging $4,698. DHS expended a total of $3,003,547 for 787 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,816.

DHS agreed to pay a total of $4,383,730 plus other benefits for 194 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 104 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $42,151.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 1,781 283 2,064
Settlements 22 1.2% 90 13% 112 5.4%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 403 22.6% 193 27.9% 596 28.9%
Complaints Filed* 1,074 52%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 282 13.7%

*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 2,064 854
Total Number Offered ADR 1,033 283
ADR Offer Rate* 50.1% 33.1%
ADR Participation Rate* 33.5% 5.3%
Total ADR Settlements 90 15
Total ADR Settlements Amount $83,305.90 $884,109.31

* 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) 2,062 1,497 72.6%
All Investigations 787 448 56.9% 248 215 -13.3%
All Complaint Closures 854 550 485 -11.8%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 86 21 24.4% 727 968 33.1%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 247 257 220 -14.4%

*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 1,145
Total Closures 854
Settlements 180 21.1%
Withdrawals 109 12.8%
Total Final Agency Actions 565 66.2% 333 58.9% 225 39.8% 7 1.2%
Dismissals 263 46.5% 247 93.9% 16 6.08% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 302 53.5% 86 28.5% 209 69.2% 7 2.3%
Finding Discrimination 21 7.00% 0 0% 14 66.7% 7 33.3%
Finding No Discrimination 281 93.1% 86 30.6% 195 69.4% 0 0%


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