% Overhiring of Women in Independent Federal
Agencies in FY 2006.
According to OPM's FY 2006 report, only 3 of the 23 independent federal agencies exceeded
their racial quotas for hiring women of all races.
Once again this year the Social Security Administration (SSA) wins first place in this
category for over hiring women: SSA agency employed 28% more women than their
proportion in the civilian work force.
Again this year, second place among the federal independent agencies goes to the National
Science Foundation (NSF) which employed 9% more women than the racial-gender quota for
This year, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) came in dead last in the quota
competition for for "under hiring" women by -39% below their quota.
Agencies for Women
The five best independent agencies for
Women turned out to be much better for blacks, and not so terrific for the other preferred
This graphic shows the same five
independent agencies for Women without the other preferred races.
The five best independent agencies for the preferred group "Women of All Races"
turned out to be really good for blacks, and only so-so for the other preferred
Only three agencies overhired Women of All Races in FY 2006: Social Security
Administration by 28% over women's proportion in the civilian labor force, the National
Science Foundation (NSF) by 9%, and Court Services and Offender Services (CSOS) by 2%.
Agencies for Women
Five worst indpendent agencies for quota hiring of women:
showing ALL preferred groups.
Five worst independent agencies for
quota hiring of women:
showing women only.
These five federal independent agencies missed their quota for hiring "Women of All
Races" by the largest percentages: NRC by -39%, NASA by -38%, NCUA by -34%,
FDIC by -32%, and BBG by -30%
Nonetheless, blacks were overhired in these same five agencies by huge margins ranging
from a low of +49% at NASA to a high of +138% at the BBG.