Last year at this time, we posted some of the statistics set forth in the EEOC’s annual end-of-the-fiscal-year Performance Report (“PAR”). See http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/index.cfm.
We have just received the latest EEOC annual report for FY 2014 – and we set forth below the relevant results. See the EEOC web site: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/2014par.pdf.
As last year, the EEOC stressed that it “continued to implement its Strategic Plan for FY 2012-2016,” and is implementing its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP).
Many metrics are down from FY 2013 – the EEOC explains this as the “effects of sequestration and the government shutdown.” Last year there was a similar metric decline, which the EEOC attributed to a “decline in staffing and resources the agency faced in FY 2013, including the impact from furloughs.” Here are the two years compared:
FY 2013: 93,727 private sector discrimination charges of discrimination
FY 2014: 88,778 private sector discrimination charges of discrimination
FY 2013: EEOC resolved 97,252 charges
FY 2014: EEOC resolved 87,442 charges
FY 2013: EEOC recovered $372.1 million in monetary relief for charging parties
FY 2014: EEOC recovered $296.1 million in monetary relief for charging parties
FY 2013: EEOC filed 131 “merits lawsuits,” including 89 individual suits, 21 non-systemic class suits, and 21 systemic suits. And it had 231 cases on its active docket at year end.
FY 2014: EEOC filed 133 “merits lawsuits,” including 105 individual suits, 11 non-systemic class suits, and 17 systemic suits. And it had 228 cases on its active docket at year end.