EEOC Annual Report on U.S. Postal Service Work Force

From EEOC:
This report covers the period from October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 and contains selected measures of agencies’ progress toward model EEO programs. The FY 2007 Annual Report on the Federal Work Force, addressed to the President and Congress, presents a summary of selected EEO program activities in the federal government, including a work force profile of 59 federal agencies.

Brief summary of report on U.S. Postal Service
USPS timely processed 98.9% of the 17,277 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2007. The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Disability (Physical); and (3) Age.  Of the 6,090 complaints filed at USPS, 1,431 contained allegations of race (Black) discrimination, 679 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 109 contained allegations of race (Asian) discrimination, 31 contained allegations of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 839 contained allegations of color discrimination and 2,664 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

Costs: USPS agreed to pay $498,777 for 5,328 pre-complaint settlements, of which 429 were monetary settlements averaging $1,162.  USPS expended a total of $7,175,480 for 4,669 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $1,536. USPS agreed to pay a total of $4,550,549 for 626 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions.  For complaint closures with benefits, the average award was $7,269.

Permanent Workforce: Out of  583,629 employees – 64.32% men and 35.68% women ( last year’s report  61.08% men  and 38.92% women)

Major occupations
CITY CARRIER  222,072 – 72.92% men | 27.08% women
CLERK  204,075 – 43.89%  men | 56.11% women
RURAL CARRIER  67,560 – 45.49% men | 54.51% women
GS-14 and GS-15* 8,826  – 68.48%  men | 31.52% women
Senior Pay Level*  748  – 70.99%  men | 29.01% women

See Full EEOC Annual Report on the Postal Service Work Force