It’s that time of year again – Thanksgiving dinner is on the horizon and oh, of course, the EEOC Performance and Accountability Report has been released.
Here are some of the highlights from the Report:
- A record number of 99,947 charges were received, and a total of 112,499 charges were resolved.
- The EEOC’s private sector secured the highest level of monetary relief ever – $346.6 million in monetary benefits. This is $45 million more than the previous year.
- In FY 2011, the EEOC filed 23 lawsuits. 20 were filed the previous year.
- 6,264 no-cost educational, training, and outreach programs were held, targeting almost 512,000 people.
- 40.7% of charges were processed in 180 days or less.
- The number of pending charges was reduced by more than 8000 charges over the FY 2010 level – the first reduction since FY 2002.
- The EEOC’s mediation program secured 5% more resolutions than the previous year – totaling 9,831 resolutions.
- 261 merits lawsuits were filed: 177 individual, 67 multiple-victim (fewer than 20), and 23 systemic suits. 162 contained Title VII claims, 80 contained ADA claims, 26 contained ADEA claims, and 2 contained EPA claims.
- 39 subpoena enforcement actions were filed.
- At the end of FY 2011, the EEOC was working on 580 systemic investigations, involving 2,067 charges (including 47 Commission-initiated charges).