The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

Permanent Workforce:663,108 Temporary Workforce:99,823 Total Workforce: 762,931

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 663,108 59.85% 40.15% 8.63% 60.48% 21.17% 8.04% 0.22% 0.67% 0.79% 0.88%
Major Occupations:
City Carrier 211,616 72.80% 27.20% 11.45% 59.95% 18.64% 8.56% 0.24% 0.55% 0.61% 0.40%
Clerk 194,725 43.53% 56.47% 7.95% 54.71% 24.44% 11.22% 0.25% 0.65% 0.79% 1.05%
Rural Carrier 68,899 44.86% 55.14% 3.89% 87.19% 5.15% 2.21% 0.10% 0.77% 0.70% 0.40%
GS-14 and GS-15* 9,982 67.14% 32.86% 7.05% 67.94% 17.64% 5.39% 0.17% 0.68% 1.12% 0.27%
Senior Pay Level* 778 69.67% 30.33% 7.07% 74.29% 14.40% 2.96% 0.39% 0.39% 0.51% 0.00%
SES 778 69.67% 30.33% 7.07% 74.29% 14.40% 2.96% 0.39% 0.39% 0.51% 0.00%
First-Level Officials/ Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Senior-Level Officials/ Managers 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2008, USPS employed 5,479 (0.83%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 15,259 IWTD were needed. This represented a decrease of 266 employees over FY 2007 and a decrease of 858 employees since FY 2004. The participation rate for FY 2007 was 0.84% and for FY 2004 was 0.9%. Over the 5-year period USPS had a net decrease of 0.07% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

USPS timely processed 99.2% of the 18,282 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) Disability (Physical); and (3) Age. Of the 6,133 complaints filed at USPS, 1,463 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 632 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 123 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 27 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 846 contained allegations of color discrimination and 2,568 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 4,113 completed investigations, 99.5% were timely. USPS' average time for completing an investigation was 103 days.

USPS' average processing time for all complaint closures decreased from 275 days in FY 2007 to 238 days in FY 2008. The government-wide average was 336 days.

IV. Costs

USPS agreed to pay $703,467 for 5,504 pre-complaint settlements, of which 456 were monetary settlements averaging $1,542. USPS expended a total of $6,175,445 for 4,113 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $1,501.

USPS agreed to pay a total of $5,777,740 plus other benefits for 669 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For the 443 complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $13,042.


Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2008
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 8,154 10,153 18,307
Settlements 818 10% 4,686 34.6% 5,504 30.1%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 1,071 13.1% 5,467 40.3% 6,538 35.7%
Complaints Filed* 5,921 32.3%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 344 1.9%

*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 18,307 6,802
Total Number Offered ADR 16,797 17
ADR Offer Rate* 91.8% 0.3%
ADR Participation Rate* 74.1% 0.3%
Total ADR Settlements 4,686 13
Total ADR Settlements Amount $560,051.74 $105,100.00

* 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) 18,282 18,140 99.2%
All Investigations 4,113 4,093 99.5% 106 103 -2.8%
All Complaint Closures 6,802 267 238 -10.9%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1,907 1,870 98.1% 229 242 5.7%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 2,224 25 26 -4.0%

*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 6,133
Total Closures 6,802
Settlements 620 9.1%
Withdrawals 468 6.9%
Total Final Agency Actions 5,714 84% 4,131 72.3% 1,553 27.2% 30 0.5%
Dismissals 2,278 39.9% 2,224 97.6% 53 2.33% 1 0%
Merit Decisions 3,436 60.1% 1,907 55.5% 1,500 43.7% 29 0.8%
Finding Discrimination 78 2.3% 0 0% 49 62.8% 29 37.2%
Finding No Discrimination 3,358 97.7% 1,907 56.8% 1,451 43.2% 0 0%


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