The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of State (STATE)

Permanent Workforce:19,922 Temporary Workforce:4,792 Total Workforce: 24,714

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 19,922 54.91% 45.09% 5.18% 71.33% 16.62% 5.37% 0.18% 0.32% 1.00% 0.38%
Major Occupations:
Foreign Affairs 1,830 58.03% 41.97% 3.50% 87.98% 4.81% 3.44% 0.00% 0.22% 0.05% 0.49%
Political Affairs 1,706 67.70% 32.30% 4.98% 83.35% 5.33% 5.69% 0.12% 0.47% 0.06% 0.12%
Passport & Visa Examining 1,656 35.99% 64.01% 10.69% 78.32% 23.43% 5.01% 0.30% 0.36% 0.00% 0.36%
GS-14 and GS-15* 2,105 57.15% 42.85% 2.80% 80.09% 11.59% 4.94% 0.19% 0.19% 0.19% 0.24%
Senior Pay Level* 1,201 72.61% 27.39 3.91% 85.51% 7.24% 2.91% 0.00% 0.33% 0.08% 0.25%
SES 162 63.58% 36.42% 3.09 93.83 1.85% 1.23% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.62%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 154 29.87% 70.13% 7.79% 57.79% 27.92% 5.19% 0.00% 1.29% 0.00% 0.65%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 428 50.23% 49.77% 2.57% 67.99% 25.23% 3.50% 0.23% 0.23% 0.23% 0.47%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 704 65.34% 34.66% 3.27% 85.37% 6.68% 3.69% 0.00% 0.71% 0.28% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, STATE employed 84 (0.34%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 495 IWTD were needed. This is the same as the number of employees in FY 2007 and a decrease of 9 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.33% and for FY 2004 was 0.39%. Over the 5-year period STATE had a net decrease of 0.05% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

STATE timely processed 63.4% of the 191 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 106 complaints filed at STATE, 28 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 2 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 15 contained allegations of color discrimination and 17 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 98 completed investigations, 7.1% were timely. STATE's average time for completing an investigation was 307 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

STATE's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 436 days in FY 2007 to 348 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

STATE agreed to pay $1,011 for 9 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlements. STATE expended a total of $178,740 for 98 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $1,823.

STATE agreed to pay a total of $295,882 plus other benefits for 13 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 $42,269.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 172 19 191
Settlements 7 4.1% 2 5.6% 9 4.7%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 12 7% 17 47.2% 29 15.2%
Complaints Filed* 102 53.4%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 51 26.7%

*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 191 80
Total Number Offered ADR 164 77
ADR Offer Rate* 85.9% 96.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 18.9% 12.5%
Total ADR Settlements 2 4
Total ADR Settlements Amount $0.00 $16,500.00

* 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) 191 121 63.4%
All Investigations 98 7 7.1% 296 307 3.7%
All Complaint Closures 80 436 348 -20.2%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 32 0 0% 472 467 -1.1%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 20 96 52 -45.8%

*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 106
Total Closures 80
Settlements 13 16.3%
Withdrawals 4 5%
Total Final Agency Actions 63 78.8% 52 82.5% 11 17.5% 0 0%
Dismissals 21 33.3% 20 95.2% 1 4.76% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 42 66.7% 32 76.2% 10 23.8% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 42 100% 32 76.2% 10 23.8% 0 0%


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