The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Permanent Workforce: 2,178 Temporary Workforce: 27 Total Workforce: 2,205

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 2,178 33.15% 66.85% 13.54% 37.88% 42.84% 3.81% 0.14% 0.64% 1.15% 2.85%
Major Occupations:
General Investigating 806 37.72% 62.28% 19.11% 34.24% 41.32% 3.23% 0.00% 0.74% 1.36% 2.73%
General Attorney 470 39.15% 60.85% 9.36% 62.13% 22.13% 5.53% 0.21% 0.21% 0.43% 2.34%
GS-14 and GS-15* 552 42.03% 57.97% 10.51% 58.15% 25.00% 5.98% 0.00% 0.00% 0.36% 2.54%
Senior Pay Level* 26 57.69% 42.31% 7.69% 46.15% 46.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SES 26 57.69% 42.31% 7.69% 46.15% 46.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 39 35.90% 64.10% 12.82% 30.77% 51.28% 5.13% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 191 39.79% 60.21% 12.57% 45.03% 35.08% 7.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.09%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 109 55.05% 44.95% 11.01% 50.46% 34.86% 2.75% 0.00% 0.00% 0.92% 3.67%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, EEOC employed 65 (2.95%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities needed meeting the federal 2% participation rate goal in its total work force. This represented an increase of 7 employees over FY 2007 and an increase of 10 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 2.65% and for FY 2004 was 2.23%. Over the 5-year period EEOC had a net increase of 0.72% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

EEOC timely processed 90.4% of the 52 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2008.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Race (Black/African American); (2) Reprisal; and (3) Age. Of the 37 complaints filed at EEOC, 11 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 5 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of color discrimination and 12 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 25 completed investigations, 68% were timely. EEOC's average time for completing an investigation was 203 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

EEOC's average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 345 days in FY 2007 to 288 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

EEOC agreed to pay $25,000 for 3 pre-complaint settlements, of which 1 was a monetary settlement. EEOC expended a total of $94,025 for 25 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,761.

EEOC reported paying no monetary benefits for 3 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 48 4 52
Settlements 1 2.1% 2 11.1% 3 5.8%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 11 22.9% 2 11.1% 13 25%
Complaints Filed* 34 65.4%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 3.9%

*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 52 12
Total Number Offered ADR 50 3
ADR Offer Rate* 96.2% 25%
ADR Participation Rate* 34.6% 25%
Total ADR Settlements 2 2
Total ADR Settlements Amount $25,000.00 $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) 52 47 90.4%
All Investigations 25 17 68% 191 203 6.3%
All Complaint Closures 12 345 288 -16.5%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 3 2 66.7% 510 495 -2.9%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 3 114 123 7.9%

*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 37
Total Closures 12
Settlements 3 25%
Withdrawals 2 16.7%
Total Final Agency Actions 7 58.3% 6 85.7% 1 14.3% 0 0%
Dismissals 3 42.9% 3 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 4 57.1% 3 75% 1 25% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 4 100% 3 75% 1 25% 0 0%

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