September 12, 2008
EEOC's Annual Report on the Federal Work Force for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), released the Annual Report on the Federal Work Force for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, covering October 2006 through September 2007. According to the comprehensive report:
- Federal employees and applicants filed 16,363 complaints alleging employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability and reprisal – down from 16,723 complaints in FY 2006 and 18,000 complaints in FY 2005.
- Agencies also reduced the average processing time for conducting investigations from 186 days in FY 2006 to 176 days in FY 2007, the best investigation times reported in the last 14 years.
- Of the 7,673 cases closed on the merits, 2.8% resulted in findings of unlawful discrimination.
- Parties entered into settlements in 3,262 complaints, or 20.6% of the total complaint closures.
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