The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Government-Wide (The Government)

Permanent Workforce:2,480,551 Temporary Workforce:282,632 Total Workforce: 2,763,183

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 2,480,551 56.76% 43.24% 8.13% 64.78% 18.79% 5.93% 0.30% 1.53% 0.55% 0.95%
Major Occupations:
GS-14 and GS-15* 159,613 64.87% 35.66% 4.54% 76.77% 11.51% 6.88% 0.06% 1.02% 0.27% 0.53%
Senior Pay Level* 17,597 71.74% 28.26% 4.13% 82.85% 6.38% 5.58% 0.04% 0.87% 0.13% 0.42%
SES 7,624 71.03% 28.97% 3.63% 84.63% 7.99% 2.31% 0.03 1.17% 0.25% 0.51%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 41,164 59.68% 40.32% 10.96% 66.44% 14.82% 2.99% 0.29% 3.91% 0.60% 0.53%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 55,813 64.47% 35.53% 6.74% 75.91% 12.28% 3.25% 0.07% 1.79% 0.26% 0.50%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 39,737 69.35% 30.65% 3.96% 81.31% 9.19% 4.25% 0.06% 1.10% 0.17% 0.42%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, the Government employed 24,427 (0.88%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 55,264 IWTD were needed. This represented an increase of 458 employees over FY 2007 and a decrease of 1,490 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.92% and for FY 2004 was 0.99%. Over the 5-year period The Government had a net decrease of 0.11% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

The Government timely processed 91.2% of the 38,860 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) Race (Black/African American). Of the 16,752 complaints filed government-wide, 4,299 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 1,433 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 375 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 136 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 8 contained allegations of race (Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) discrimination, 17 contained allegations of race (Two or More Races) discrimination, 1,752 contained allegations of color discrimination and 5,199 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 11,157 completed investigations, 73.8% were timely. The government-wide average time for completing an investigation was 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the U.S. Postal Service had the lowest average of 103 days.

The government-wide average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 355 days in FY 2007 to 336 days in FY 2008.

IV. Costs

The Government agreed to pay $4,027,772 for 7,573 pre-complaint settlements, of which 659 were monetary settlements averaging $6,112. The Government expended a total of $36,573,216 for 11,157 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $3,278.

The Government agreed to pay a total of $41,247,965 plus other benefits for 3,383 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 1,658 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $24,878.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 26,066   12,832   38,898  
Settlements 1,589 6.1% 5,984 31.1% 7,573 19.5%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 7,010 26.9% 6,848 35.5% 13,858 35.6%
Complaints Filed*         16,266 41.8%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         1,201 3.1%

*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 38,898 16,654
Total Number Offered ADR 31,607 3,111
ADR Offer Rate* 81.3% 18.7%
ADR Participation Rate* 49.5% 6.5%
Total ADR Settlements 5,984 624
Total ADR Settlements Amount $1,631,376.39 $6,004,946.56

* 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) 37,797 34,011 90%
All Investigations 11,184 8,271 74% 186 176 -5.4%
All Complaint Closures 15,805 367 355 -3.3%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 4,445 2,816 63.4% 426 403 -5.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 3,135 95 105 10.5%

*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 16,752              
Total Closures 16,654              
Settlements 3,249 19.5%            
Withdrawals 1,569 9.4%            
Total Final Agency Actions 11,836 71.1% 8,709 73.6% 3,063 25.9% 64 0.5%
Dismissals 4,298 36.3% 4,133 96.2% 162 3.77% 3 0.1%
Merit Decisions 7,538 63.7% 4,576 60.7% 2,901 38.5% 61 0.8%
Finding Discrimination 191 2.5% 27 14.1% 107 56% 57 29.8%
Finding No Discrimination 7,347 97.5% 4,549 61.9% 2,794 38% 4 0.1%

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