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EEOC Releases New Work Force Report

Kentucky employment lawyers are interested to read the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its Work Force Report on July 26, 2010. This report reviews work statistics about the federal workforce.
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Some of their findings included some slight changes to the work force over the last ten years. A few of these changes included:

  • The number of women in the federal work force increased from 42.3% to 44.06%
  • The number of Hispanic/Latinos in the federal work force rose from 6.81% to 7.9%
  • The number of Asian Americans in the federal work force rose from 5.22 to 5.84%
  • Also, the total number of people in the federal workforce increased by 15.09%

What is particularly striking about the report is that 16,947 complaints were filed with the EEOC in the 2009 fiscal year. Of those complaints, in only 2.98% of the cases did the EEOC investigations result in findings of discrimination. At the same time, approximately 21% of the complaints resolved in early settlements.

If you are a federal employee who feels that you have been treated unfairly, you should contact an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights.