EEOC: More diversity in senior executive diversity but no big changes

Friday - 3/23/2012, 10:12am EDT

Jamie Price, director of reports and evaluation, EEOC

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Minorities are getting more senior-level jobs in government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says its one of many changes in the federal workforce composition.

The agency's latest report on the workforce also finds that Asians have have secured the top spot in terms of average salary. That's when compared with all other groups.

The reasons behind those pay differences is not something the report delved into, said Jamie Price, EEOC's director of reports and evaluation, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Some possible factors might be the type of occupations, education level and longevity in the federal workforce, she said.

Up until this year, the reports have been submitted to EEOC by hard copy, which makes it difficult to "dive deeper" into the factors behind the statistics, Price said.

On educational level, for example, the Office of Personnel Management does have data and EEOC will start to incorporate such data as it progresses in its oversight abilities, Price said.