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U.S Postal Service: Data on Career Employee Diversity

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 2003-09-15.

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United States General Accounting Office
Washington, DC 20548



          September 15, 2003

          The Honorable Henry A. Waxman
          Ranking Minority Member
          Committee on Government Reform
          House of Representatives

          The Honorable Danny K. Davis
          Ranking Minority Member
          Subcommittee on Civil Service
           and Agency Organization
          Committee on Government Reform
          House of Representatives

          Subject: U.S. Postal Service: Data on Career Employee Diversity

          Over the years, Committees and members of Congress have requested information
          about employee equal opportunity and diversity issues at the U.S. Postal Service
          (USPS). This report follows up on our past reports concerning diversity issues at the
          USPS and responds to your request for more current information on the
          representation of minorities and women at the USPS.1 As agreed with your offices,
          our objective was to provide data on the makeup (numbers and percentages) for each
          equal employment opportunity (EEO) group—white, black, Hispanic, Asian-American
          and Pacific Islander (AAPI), American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN), and Native
          Hawaiian (Hawaiian)—and gender group of USPS career employees2 for USPS fiscal
          years 2000 through 2002. These data are provided for (a) all employees, (b)
          employees who were promoted, (c) employees who voluntarily retired, and (d)
          employees who received monetary performance awards. Also, these data are
          provided for all employee levels, including craft employees, technicians, officials and
          managers, and senior executive service employees. Information contained in this
          report was obtained from USPS databases, which we deemed sufficiently reliable for
          the informational purpose of this engagement.



          1
           See U.S. General Accounting Office, U.S. Postal Service: Information About Selected Promotions of Women and Minorities to
          EAS Management-Level Positions, GAO/GGD-98-200R (Washington, D.C.: Sept. 21, 1998). U.S. General Accounting Office, U.S.
          Postal Service: Diversity in High-Level EAS Positions, GAO/GGD-99-26 (Washington, D.C.: Feb. 26, 1999). U.S. General
          Accounting Office, U.S. Postal Service: Diversity in the Postal Career Executive Service, GAO/GGD-00-76 (Washington, D.C.:
          Mar. 30, 2000). U.S. General Accounting Office, U.S. Postal Service: Diversity in District Management-Level Positions,
          GAO/GGD-00-142 (Washington, D.C.: June 30, 2000).
          2
           Generally, USPS has defined career employees as persons who have permanent work appointments and include such
          employees as clerks, postmasters, mail handlers, and city and rural letter carriers. Noncareer employees are those persons who
          have limited term work appointments and include such employees as some data conversion operators who work at postal
          remote encoding centers and substitutes for rural carriers.

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Results in Brief

According to the USPS data, the USPS career employee workforce has declined over
the course of the last three fiscal years from 786,446 in fiscal year 2000 to 751,650 in
fiscal year 2002. Although the number of minorities and women also declined over
this 3-year period, their representation in the workforce remained fairly constant,
about 36 and 38 percent, respectively. Table 1 provides a breakdown of the
workforce by race/ethnicity and gender for each of the three years. Relative to the
Current Population Survey (CPS),3 black and AAPI men and women in the USPS were
fully represented, while Hispanic and AIAN men and women and white women were
underrepresented in the USPS workforce. Overall, the representation of minorities in
the USPS workforce exceeded their representation in the U.S. workforce each year,
while the representation of women was less than their representation in the U.S.
workforce each year.

Table 1: USPS Career Employee Workforce Representation by Race/Ethnicity
and Gender, Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002
                                                                 Fiscal year           Fiscal year          Fiscal year
                                           CPSa                  2000                  2001                 2002
                                           percentage            percentage            percentage           percentage
Race/ethnicity               Gender

White                             Men                    34.6                  41.8                 41.4                  41.1
                                Women                    36.9                  22.3                 22.4                  22.6
Black                             Men                     5.0                  11.3                 11.3                  11.2
                                Women                     6.3                  10.1                 10.1                  10.1
Hispanic                          Men                     6.0                   5.0                  5.1                   5.1
                                Women                     5.8                   2.3                  2.3                   2.4
AAPIb                             Men                     2.1                   4.2                  4.3                   4.5
                                Women                     2.3                   2.4                  2.4                   2.5
AIANc                             Men                     0.4                   0.3                  0.3                   0.3
                                Women                     0.5                   0.3                  0.3                   0.3
Hawaiian                          Men                    N/Ad                  0.02                 0.02                  0.02
                                Women                    N/Ad                  0.02                 0.02                  0.02
Total (minorities)                                       28.4                  35.9                 36.2                  36.4
Total (women)                                            51.8                  37.4                 37.5                  37.9
Source: GAO analysis of USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
  CPS = Current Population Survey as of March 2001.
b
    AAPI = Asian American and Pacific Islander.
c
    AIAN = American Indian and Alaskan Natives.
d
    CPS does not specifically breakout data for Hawaiians. Data for Hawaiians are included in AAPI.


The percentage representation of minorities and women at higher-grade levels was
generally less for each of the three years than their representation in the USPS
workforce. The percentage representation of white males at higher-grade levels was
generally greater than their representation in the USPS workforce for each of the
three years. For example, at the Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) levels
19–26, the average representation of white males for the three fiscal years was 55.5

3
The CPS is a primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population for persons aged 16 years
or older who are employed or seeking employment. (See background section of this report for additional information about the
CPS.)

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percent, compared with their overall average representation in the workforce of 41
percent.

The number of USPS workforce promotions steadily declined over the three fiscal
years decreasing from 7,114 in fiscal year 2000 to 5,320 in fiscal year 2002—a
decrease of about 26 percent. On the other hand, the proportion of USPS workforce
promotions received by minorities and women remained relatively constant over the
three fiscal years. For example, blacks accounted for 17.6 percent of promotions in
fiscal year 2000, 18.7 percent in fiscal year 2001, and 17.8 percent in fiscal year 2002.
Their average representation in the workforce for the three years was 21 percent,
greater than their rates of promotion in each of those years. For the three fiscal
years, minorities received an average of about 30 percent of the promotions while
representing, on average, about 36 percent of the workforce for the same period;
whereas, the average representation of women promoted exceeded their average
representation in the USPS workforce by almost 10 percent at about 46 percent for
the same period.

Promotions by grade levels varied among EEO groups. As two examples show: first,
white men showed increases in their share of promotions as grade levels increased.
In grade levels 11–14, they received an average of about 20 percent of promotions for
the three years. At higher-grade levels, 15–18 and 19–26, their shares of promotions
increased to averages of 39.5 percent and 49 percent, respectively, for the three years.
Second, black women’s share of promotions fluctuated from grade level to grade
level. Black women in grade levels 11–14 received an average of 8.2 percent of
promotions for the three years. At higher-grade levels, 15–18 and 19–26, their average
shares of promotions were 11.4 percent and 9 percent, respectively, for the three
years.

Regarding the three stages of the promotion process—applications submitted,
considered best qualified, and promoted—the average representation of minorities
and women as they passed through these stages showed no differences for each of
the three years. For all grade levels combined, minorities and women on average
constituted about 61 percent of all applications submitted for promotion, about 61
percent were considered best qualified, and about 61 percent were promoted. At
higher-grade levels, 15–18 and 19–26, white males represented the largest EEO group
at all three promotion process stages for each of the three years. For example, in
fiscal year 2002, for grade levels 19–26, white males constituted about 50 percent at
each stage.

According to the USPS data, the number of career employees retiring increased in
fiscal year 2002 to 18,288 after experiencing a slight decrease from fiscal years 2000
to 2001, going from 15,692 to 15,504, respectively. The representation of minorities
and women retiring remained constant—averaging about 27 and 28 percent of
retirees, respectively, for fiscal years 2000 through 2002. The representation of
minorities and women retiring each year was generally less than each group’s average
overall representation in the USPS workforce.

The number of monetary performance awards fluctuated over the three fiscal years
with 61,129 given in fiscal year 2000, 54,604 in fiscal year 2001, and 59,830 in fiscal


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year 2002. Overall, the 3-year average representation of such awards received by
minorities and women—38 and 40 percent, respectively—exceeded their average
representation in the USPS workforce of 36 and 38 percent, respectively. Blacks
received about one-half of the total number of awards received by minorities for each
of the three fiscal years—averaging 19 percent of all awards. This is less than their
average representation in the USPS workforce. Awards for other minority groups
either equaled or exceeded their average representation in the USPS workforce.
Among women, white women had the most representation, receiving about 23
percent of all such awards in each of the three fiscal years. This is proportional to
their average representation in the USPS workforce for those years.

Background

According to USPS workforce profile statistics, the USPS had 751,650 career
employees at the end of fiscal year 2002. This number represents all EEO groups for
men and women. It also includes all employees beginning with Level 00 and going up
through the Postal Career Executive Service (PCES). Level 00 through Level 14
primarily includes letter carriers and clerks that are considered craft employees and
laborers, both skilled and unskilled. In addition, this group also includes some entry-
level EAS managers. Positions at Level 15 and higher are mid- and high-level EAS
managers, which are postmasters, managers of customer services, and managers of
postal operations. PCES includes senior-level officers and executives in positions
such as area vice presidents. (See enc. I for a more detailed explanation of employee
grade levels.)

According to USPS, one of its corporate goals is a commitment to employees, which
includes an effort to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, take
advantage of its diverse workforce, and provide universal postal services to the
American people. The USPS defines diversity as a mixture of differences and
similarities of its employees, customers, and suppliers.

USPS measures its diversity by comparing the percentage an EEO group is
represented in its workforce to the percentage the group is represented in the U.S.
labor force. For two of the three years that we reviewed, USPS used civilian labor
force (CLF) data, which is collected by the Bureau of the Census for its most recent
census, for this comparison. For the third year, fiscal year 2002, USPS used CLF data
reported in the FY 2000 Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program Annual
Report (FEORP) to the Congress, prepared by the Office of Personnel Management.
The CLF data in the FEORP are derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
September 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the 1990 Decennial Census.
Because CLF data from the year 2000 census will not be available until the fall of
2003, we used the latest available CPS data (March 2001) for comparison. CPS is
based on a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of
the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for
more than 50 years. The CPS is a primary source of information on the
characteristics of the civilian labor force in the U.S. The survey uses a scientific
sampling design to generate a representative sample of the civilian noninstitutional
population and to provide a variety of demographic characteristics including gender,
race, and occupation.


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We do not believe that it is appropriate to compare the representation of women and
minorities or EEO group representation in EAS levels 11 through 26, which are
generally management-level positions, in the USPS with the CPS because CPS data
are not broken down into an appropriate pool of employees for such comparisons.

USPS career employees generally participate in one of the three federal retirement
programs available to most federal civilian employees. These programs are: (1) the
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), (2) the Federal Employees Retirement
System (FERS), and (3) the CSRS Offset Plan.4

USPS has several performance awards and recognition programs for its employees.
Some of these awards and recognition programs are monetary and others are non-
monetary. The monetary awards can range in value from $50 to $7,500 and include
spot awards, Vice President’s awards, team awards, exceptional performance awards,
special achievement awards, quality step increases, meritorious service awards, and
distinguished service awards. The nonmonetary awards include informal awards,
team awards, and some spot awards, such as gifts and letters of appreciation.

Total Workforce and Representation of Minorities and Women

According to USPS data, over the course of the last three fiscal years, the number of
career employees at USPS decreased from 786,446 in fiscal year 2000, to 774,601 in
fiscal year 2001, and to 751,650 in fiscal year 2002. White males represented the
largest EEO group in the USPS workforce—averaging about 41 percent for the 3-year
period. The number of minorities and women career employees in the USPS
workforce also decreased over this 3-year time period. On average, minorities
represented about 36 percent of the total workforce for the three fiscal years and
women represented about 38 percent. When compared with CPS data, black and
AAPI men and women in the USPS were fully represented, while Hispanic and AIAN
men and women and white women were underrepresented in the USPS workforce for
each of the three years. Overall, the representation of minorities in the USPS
workforce exceeded their representation in the U.S. workforce each year. As shown
in figure 1, on average for the three fiscal years, blacks represented about 21 percent;
Hispanics about 7 percent; and AAPI about 7 percent. The remaining groups—AIAN
and Hawaiians—on average represented .6 and .04 percent, respectively.




4
 See U.S. General Accounting Office, United States Postal Service: Information on Retirement Plans, GAO-02-170 (Washington,
D.C.: Dec. 31, 2001). Federal employees hired after December 31, 1983, are not eligible to participate in CSRS, but they
participate in either FERS or the CSRS Offset Plan.

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Figure 1: USPS Career Employee Workforce Representation by
Race/Ethnicity as a Percentage of Total Workforce for Fiscal Years 2000
through 2002




As previously stated, women represented, on average, 38 percent of the total USPS
workforce for the three fiscal years. For these years, white women represented an
average of about 22 percent of the workforce; black women an average of about 10
percent; Hispanic women an average of about 2 percent; AAPI women an average of
about 2 percent; AIAN women an average of about .26 percent; and Hawaiian women
an average of .02 percent. Overall, the representation of women was less than their
representation in the U.S. workforce each year. Figure 2 shows a breakout of the
representation of women employees by race/ethnicity.




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Figure 2: USPS Career Employee Workforce Representation of Women by
Race/Ethnicity as a Percentage of Total Workforce for Fiscal Years 2000
through 2002




The majority of USPS employees, including minorities and women, were in grade
levels 00–10 (craft employees and laborers, both skilled and unskilled) in fiscal years
2000 through 2002. At higher-level management positions, EAS grade levels 19–26,
the average representation of minorities and women was generally lower than their
average representation in the USPS workforce. USPS data showed that minorities’
average representation at EAS levels 19–26 was about 27 percent—less than their
average representation in the USPS workforce of 36 percent. Representation in these
EAS levels compared with their representation in the USPS workforce was lower for
each individual EEO group, with the exception of AIAN where they slightly exceeded
their average representation in the USPS workforce of .6 percent. Additionally,
women represented on average 28.6 percent in EAS levels 19–26 for the three years,
but represented, on average, 38 percent of the USPS workforce. White males average
representation in EAS levels 19–26 was 55.6 percent compared with their overall
average representation in the USPS workforce of about 41 percent over the 3-year
period. (See enc. II for additional data.)




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Promotions: Total and Representation of Minorities and Women
                                                                           5
According to USPS applicant flow tracking reports for fiscal years 2000 through
2002, total employee promotions decreased by 26 percent over this time period.
There were 7,114 promotions in fiscal year 2000; 6,821 in fiscal year 2001; and 5,320 in
fiscal year 2002. White males received the largest share of promotions for the three
fiscal years—averaging about 39 percent. For the three fiscal years, minority
employees’ average share of promotions—about 30 percent—was less than their
average representation in the USPS workforce—about 36 percent. Relative to
individual EEO groups, promotions were as follows:

     • 	 Blacks accounted for 17.6 percent of all promotions in fiscal year 2000, 18.7
         percent in fiscal year 2001, and 17.8 percent in fiscal year 2002. These
         percentages are less than their average representation in the USPS
         workforce—about 21 percent for the 3-year period.

     • 	 Hispanics and AAPI ethnic groups experienced slight increases in promotions
         in each of the three fiscal years. Hispanics received 6.4 percent of all
         promotions in fiscal year 2000, about 7 percent in fiscal year 2001, and 7.5
         percent in fiscal year 2002. Compared with Hispanics average representation
         in the USPS workforce, 7.4 percent, their shares of promotions for fiscal years
         2000 and 2001 were less and, for 2002, slightly more. AAPI received 3.6
         percent of all promotions in fiscal year 2000, 3.9 percent in fiscal year 2001,
         and 4.3 percent in fiscal year 2002. Their shares of promotions are less than
         their 3-year average representation in the USPS workforce—about 6.7 percent.

     • 	 AIAN represented, on average, about .6 percent of the USPS workforce. They
         accounted for .63 percent of all promotions in fiscal year 2000, .72 percent in
         fiscal year 2001, and .7 percent in fiscal year 2002.

     • 	 Hawaiians represented, on average, about .04 percent of the USPS workforce,
         while accounting for about .02 percent of promotions in each of the three
         fiscal years.

Figure 3 shows the shares of promotions by EEO groups. (See enc. III for additional
data.)




5
 Applicant flow tracking reports provide data on the number of applicants for a vacancy, the number considered best qualified,
and the number promoted.

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Figure 3: USPS Career Employee Workforce Promotions by Race/Ethnicity as
a Percentage of Total Promotions for Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002




According to the USPS data, women accounted for about 46 percent of all
promotions in fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and about 47 percent in fiscal year 2002.
This exceeds their overall average representation in the USPS workforce of 38
percent for the three years. The shares of promotions of women across ethnic groups
were relatively stable. The following shows the breakout of promotions for women:

   •     White women accounted for 31.6 percent of all promotions in fiscal year 2000,

   • 	 30.5 percent in fiscal year 2001, and 31.7 percent in fiscal year 2002. Their
       shares of promotions exceed their average representation in the USPS
       workforce of about 22 percent.

   • 	 Black women represented, on average, about 10.1 percent of the USPS
       workforce. They accounted for 10.1 percent of all promotions in fiscal year
       2000, 10.6 percent in fiscal year 2001, and 10.4 percent in fiscal year 2002.




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   • 	 Hispanic and AIAN women experienced increases in their shares of
       promotions in each of the three fiscal years. Hispanic women received 2.4
       percent of all promotions in fiscal year 2000, 2.8 percent in fiscal year 2001,
       and 3 percent in fiscal year 2002. Compared with their average representation
       in the USPS workforce, 2.3 percent, their shares of promotions were greater in
       each of the three years. AIAN women received .35 percent of all promotions in
       fiscal year 2000, .37 percent in fiscal year 2001, and .39 percent in fiscal year
       2002. Their shares of promotions are slightly greater than their 3-year average
       representation in the USPS workforce—about .3 percent.

   • 	 AAPI women accounted for 1.6 percent of all promotions in fiscal years 2000
       and 2001 and 1.7 percent in fiscal year 2002. Their shares of promotions are
       less than their average representation in the USPS workforce of about 2.4
       percent for the three years.

   • 	 Hawaiian women represented, on average, about .02 percent of the USPS
       workforce for the three years. They accounted for no promotions in fiscal
       years 2000 and 2001 and .02 percent in fiscal year 2002.

Figure 4 shows the shares of promotions of women by ethnicity for the three fiscal
years. (See enc. III for additional data.)




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Figure 4: USPS Career Employee Workforce Promotions by Race/Ethnicity
for Women as a Percentage of Total Promotions for Fiscal Years 2000
through 2002




Promotions by Grade Levels

Promotions by grade levels varied among EEO groups. In grade levels 11–14, the
entry-level EAS positions, white males accounted for an average of about 20 percent
of the promotions for the three fiscal years compared with their average
representation in these grade levels—about 23 percent. White women at this level
received, on average, about 64 percent of the promotions for the three fiscal years,
which exceeded their average representation in these grade levels of about 62
percent for the three years. Shares of promotions for minority groups and other
women at these grade levels were generally greater than their average representation
at these grade levels. Blacks represented, on average, about 9.6 percent of
promotions in these levels for the three fiscal years, which is above their 9.1 percent
average representation in these levels. Hispanics and AAPI followed with averages of
3.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively, for the three years, while their
representation, on average, was about 3 and 1.5 percent, respectively, in these grade
levels. AIAN received, on average, about .83 percent of the promotions for the three
years in these grade levels. This is less than their average representation in these

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        levels—about 1.4 percent. Hawaiians did not receive any promotions in these grade
        levels, but represented .023 of the workforce.

        For other women in these grade levels for the three fiscal years, black women
        accounted for an average of 8.2 percent of promotions, Hispanic women an average
        of 2.7 percent, AAPI women an average of 1.1 percent, AIAN women an average of .73
        percent, and Hawaiian women were not represented. Promotion of black, Hispanic,
        and AAPI women exceeded their average representation in these grade levels for the
        3-year period while the promotion of women in other minority groups fell short of
        their average representation.

        Table 2 provides a breakdown of promotions by race/ethnicity and gender for grade
        levels 11–14 for the three fiscal years.

        Table 2: Promotions in Grade Levels 11–14 by Race/Ethnicity and Gender,
        Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002
Race/ethnicity     Gender    Average               Fiscal year       Fiscal year      Fiscal year      Average
                             representation        2000              2001             2002             representation
                             in USPS               representation    representation   representation   of promotions
                             workforce for                                                             for grade levels
                             grade levels                                                              11–14
                             11–14
White                 Men                22.52                19.1             21.7             20.6               20.47
                    Women                62.47                64.4             64.0             62.8               63.73
Black                 Men                 1.64                 1.6              1.2              1.3                1.37
                    Women                 7.47                 8.6              8.0              8.1                8.23
Hispanic              Men                 0.79                 0.8              0.4              1.4                0.87
                    Women                 2.18                 2.3              2.3              3.6                2.73
AAPIb                 Men                 0.41                 0.5              0.8              0.4                0.57
                    Women                 1.09                 1.5              1.4              0.6                1.17
AIANc                 Men                 0.33                 0.2              0.0              0.1                0.10
                    Women                 1.06                 1.0              0.2              1.0                0.73
Hawaiian              Men                    0                 0.0              0.0              0.0                0.00
                    Women                0.023                 0.0              0.0              0.0                0.00
Total (minorities)                      14.98                 16.5             14.3             16.5               15.77
Total (women)                            74.29                77.8             75.9             76.1               76.60
        Source: GAO analysis of USPS data.

        At midlevel management positions, EAS levels 15–18, white males accounted for an
        average of 39.5 percent of promotions for the three fiscal years, which is below their
        average representation in these grade levels—about 43 percent for those years.
        Minorities share of promotions in these levels, on average, about 33 percent was
        proportional to their average representation in these grade levels of about 33 percent
        for the three years. More specifically, blacks accounted for, on average, about 20.5
        percent for the three years, which is lower than their average representation in these
        grade levels of 22 percent. Hispanics followed at an average of 7.6 percent for the
        three years, which is greater than their average representation in the grade levels of
        6.2 percent for those years. AAPI represented, on average, about 3.3 percent for
        these grade levels, while their average percentage of promotions in these grades was
        greater—about 4.5 percent—for the three years. AIAN average promotions in these
        grades were about .7 percent, which is greater than their average representation in
        these grade levels of .6 for the same time period. Hawaiians average share of

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   promotions in these levels—.03 percent—for the three years was less than their
   average representation in these grade levels of .06 percent

   Women promoted in grade levels 15–18 exceeded their average representation in the
   workforce for these levels for the three fiscal years except for black and Hawaiian
   women. Among women, whites represented the largest share of these promotions—
   averaging 27.3 percent—while representing, on average, about 25 percent of the
   USPS workforce in these grade levels for the three years. Black women followed
   with an average of 11.4 percent for the three years, which was slightly less than their
   average representation in these grade levels of 11.9 percent. Hispanic women
   accounted for an average of 3 percent of these promotions for the three fiscal years,
   which is greater than their average representation in these grade levels of 2.2 percent.
   AAPI women’s average share of promotions—1.7 percent—was also greater than
   their average representation in the grade levels of 1.3 percent for the 3-year period.
   AIAN women promotions in these grade levels averaged about .3 percent, which was
   equal to their average representation in these grade levels for the three years. The
   average promotions for Hawaiian women—.01 percent—were less than their average
   representation in these grade levels of .04 for the three years. Table 3 provides a
   breakdown of promotions by race/ethnicity and gender for grade levels 15–18 for the
   three fiscal years.

   Table 3: Promotions in Grade Levels 15–18 by Race/Ethnicity and Gender,
   Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002
Race/ethnicity   Gender   Average            Fiscal year      Fiscal year      Fiscal year       Average
                          representation     2000             2001             2002              representation
                          in USPS            representation   representation   representation    of promotions
                          workforce for                                                          for grade
                          grade levels                                                           levels
                          15–18                                                                  15–18
White              Men              42.59              41.2             39.4             37.8              39.47
                 Women              24.81              27.9             26.9             27.1              27.30
Black              Men              10.45               8.9              9.5               9.0              9.13
                 Women              11.89              10.8             11.5             11.9              11.40
Hispanic           Men               4.08               4.1              4.8               4.9              4.60
                 Women               2.16               2.5              3.1               3.3              2.97
       b
AAPI               Men               2.02               2.4              2.6               3.3              2.77
                 Women               1.33               1.7              1.4               2.0              1.70
       c
AIAN               Men               0.34               0.3              0.4               0.3              0.33
                 Women               0.27               0.2              0.5               0.3              0.33
Hawaiian           Men               0.02              0.05              0.0               0.0              0.02
                 Women               0.04               0.0              0.0             0.03               0.01
Total (minorities)                  32.61             30.95             33.8            35.03             33.26
Total (women)                        40.48             43.1             43.4            44.63             43.71
   Source: GAO analysis of USPS data.

   For the higher-level management positions, EAS grade levels 19–26, white males
   received on average about 49 percent of the promotions for the 3-year period. This is
   less than their average representation in these grade levels of about 56 percent over
   the same period. Minorities share of promotions at these grade levels averaged about
   29 percent for the three years compared with their average representation at these
   grade levels of 27 percent over the same period. Blacks accounted for an average of
   16.9 percent of the promotions for the three years, which is proportional to their

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   average representation in these grade levels for the three years. Hispanics followed
   with an average of 7.4 percent for the three years, which is greater than their average
   representation in these grade levels of 5.9 percent. AAPI represented, on average,
   about 3.4 percent of the USPS workforce at these grade levels. Their average share of
   these promotions was greater at about 3.9 percent for the three years. AIAN
   promotions averaged about .7 percent, which was equal to their average
   representation in these levels for the three years. Hawaiians average share of
   promotions for the three years—.02—equaled their average representation in these
   grade levels of .02 percent.

   Promotions of all women EEO groups at the higher-grade levels (EAS 19–26)
   exceeded their representation in these grade levels except for Hawaiian women.
   White women received most of the promotions averaging 22 percent for the three
   fiscal years, while representing an average of 17.5 percent of the USPS workforce at
   these levels for the same period. Black women followed with an average of 9 percent
   for the three years, which is greater than their average representation in these levels
   of 8.2 percent. Hispanic women accounted for an average of 2.2 percent of
   promotions for the three years. This is greater than their average representation at
   these levels of 1.5 percent for the same period. AAPI women’s average share of these
   promotions—1.7 percent—was also greater than their average representation of 1.2
   percent for the three years. AIAN women promotions at these levels averaged about
   .3 percent, which was greater than their average representation of about .2 percent
   for the three years. Furthermore, Hawaiian women represented, on average, about
   .003 percent of the workforce in these grade levels for the three years; however, they
   received no promotions for the three years. Table 4 provides a breakdown of
   promotions by race/ethnicity and gender for grade levels 19–26 for the three fiscal
   years.

   Table 4: Promotions in Grade Levels 19–26 by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Fiscal
   Years 2000 through 2002
Race/ethnicity   Gender   Average              Fiscal year      Fiscal year       Fiscal year      Average
                          representation       2000             2001              2002             representation
                          in USPS              representation   representation    representation   of promotions
                          workforce for                                                            for grade
                          grade levels                                                             levels
                          19–26                                                                    19–26
White              Men              55.55                50.6             47.8              47.5             48.63
                 Women              17.46                20.6             21.9              24.8             22.43
Black              Men               8.68                 8.0               8.4              7.4              7.93
                 Women               8.22                 8.7               9.9              8.3              8.97
Hispanic           Men               4.36                 5.6               4.7              5.4              5.23
                 Women               1.54                 2.3               2.3              2.0              2.20
       b
AAPI               Men               2.28                 2.1               2.4              2.1              2.20
                 Women               1.16                 1.5               2.0              1.7              1.73
       c
AIAN               Men                 .50                0.3               0.4              0.5              0.40
                 Women                 .18                0.3               0.2              0.3              0.27
Hawaiian           Men                 .02                0.0             0.06               0.0              0.02
                 Women               .003                 0.0               0.0              0.0              0.00
Total (minorities)                 26.95                 28.8            30.36              27.7            28.95
Total (women)                       28.57                33.4             36.3              37.1            35.60
   Source: GAO analysis of USPS data.




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Promotion Process Stages

According to USPS data, over the three fiscal years, there were no differences in the
average representation of minorities and women as they passed through the three
promotion process stages—applications submitted, considered best qualified, and
promoted. Table 5 provides a breakdown of the three promotion process stages for
minorities and women for fiscal years 2000 through 2002.

Table 5: Minorities’ and Women’s Progress by Promotion Process Stage for
Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002
                                          Three promotion process stages
   Fiscal years            Share of total      Share of best        Share of
                           applications        qualified minority   promotions to
                           submitted by        and women            minority and
                           minorities and      applicants           women applicants
                           women

   2000                                        60%                      60%                     60%
   2001                                        61%                      61%                     61%
   2002                                        62%                      62%                     62%
   Average for the                             61%                      61%                     61%
   three years
Source: GAO analysis of USPS data.

Throughout the three stages of the promotion process for each of the three years,
among minorities and women, the largest representation of all promotion
applications came from white women; this same pattern was also found at the best
qualified and promotion stages. Black women constituted the next largest
representation throughout the three stages, followed by black men, Hispanic men and
women, AAPI men and women, AIAN women and men, and Hawaiian men and
women.

For grade levels 00–10, white women represented the largest group of employees who
submitted applications; who were considered best qualified; and who were promoted
for each of the three years. The same holds true for grade levels 11–14. For the
higher-grade levels, 15–18 and 19–26, white males represented the largest distribution
for a specific EEO group for all three promotion process stages for the three years.
For example, in grade levels 19–26 for fiscal year 2002, white males accounted for
over 50 percent of the total applications submitted for promotions; about 49 percent
of the total considered best qualified; and about 48 percent of the total promoted.

Retirements: Total and Representation of Minorities and Women

USPS retirement data show that the number of retirements decreased slightly from
fiscal year 2000 to fiscal year 2001, but increased in fiscal year 2002. Specifically,
retirements went from 15,692 in fiscal year 2000, to 15,504 in fiscal year 2001, and to
18,288 in fiscal year 2002.

The average representation of minorities and women retirements over the 3-year
period was below their average representation in the workforce. Minorities
accounted for an average of about 27 percent and women 28 percent of all

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retirements for the three years, while their average representation in the USPS
workforce was about 36 and 38 percent, respectively. Blacks accounted for an
average of approximately 19 percent of all retirements for the three years. This is
less than their average representation in the USPS workforce of 21 percent. Hispanic
retirements averaged 5 percent for the three fiscal years, which is less than their
average representation in the workforce—7.4 percent. AAPI retirements for the three
fiscal years averaged 2 percent, less than their average representation in the USPS
workforce of about 7 percent. The remaining groups—AIAN and Hawaiian—
retirements represented averages of .4 and .04 percent, respectively. AIAN
retirements were less than their average representation in the workforce and
Hawaiian retirements equaled their average representation in the workforce.

For women, whites represented about 19 percent of all retirements, followed by an
average representation for blacks at about 8 percent, Hispanics at .74 percent, AAPI
at .41 percent, AIAN at .15 percent, and Hawaiians at .02 percent for the three years.
The shares of retirements for each woman EEO group, except Hawaiians, were less
than their average representation in the USPS workforce. Hawaiians equaled their
average representation in the workforce. Figures 5 and 6, respectively, provide a
detailed breakout of the retirement representation by ethnicity for minorities and
women. (See enc. IV for additional data.)

Figure 5: USPS Career Employee Workforce Retirements by Race/Ethnicity
as a Percentage of Total Retirements for Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002




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Figure 6: USPS Career Employee Workforce Retirements by Race/Ethnicity
for Women as a Percentage of Total Retirements for Fiscal Years 2000
through 2002




Monetary Performance Awards: Total and Representation of Minorities and
Women

According to the USPS data, the number of monetary performance awards has
fluctuated over the course of the last three fiscal years. Specifically, the numbers
were 61,190 for fiscal year 2000, 54,604 for fiscal year 2001, and 59,909 for fiscal year
2002. Overall, the average percentage of such awards received by minorities and
women—-38 and 40 percent, respectively, were slightly higher than their average
representation in the workforce of 36 percent for minorities and 38 percent for
women. Among minorities, blacks received about one-half of the awards for each of
the three fiscal years—averaging 19 percent of all awards. This is less than their
average representation in the USPS workforce of 21 percent for the three years.
Regarding other minority groups, for the three fiscal years, performance awards
received by Hispanics, on average, exceeded their average representation in the USPS
workforce. Hispanics received 8.4 percent of awards, while representing, on average,
7.4 percent of the USPS workforce. AAPI received an average of about 10 percent of
monetary performance awards. This exceeds their average representation in the
USPS workforce of 6.8 percent. Additionally, monetary performance awards received

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by AIAN equaled their average representation in the USPS workforce—about .6
percent. The average representation of monetary performance awards received by
Hawaiians—.1 percent—was greater than their average representation in the USPS
workforce—.04 percent. Figures 7 shows the shares of these awards for minorities
by ethnicity for fiscal years 2000 through 2002.

Figure 7: USPS Career Employee Workforce Monetary Performance Awards
by Race/Ethnicity as a Percentage of Total Number of Monetary Performance
Awards for Fiscal Years 2000 through 2002




White women had the most representation among women, receiving an average of
about 22 percent of all such awards for the three fiscal years. This is proportional to
their average representation in the USPS workforce for those years. For the 3-year
period, black women received, on average, about 10 percent of the monetary
performance awards. This is also proportional to their average representation in the
USPS workforce. Hispanic women received an average of 2.9 percent of awards,
while representing an average of 2.3 percent of the USPS workforce. AAPI women
represented an average of 2.4 percent of the USPS workforce for the three years.
This group exceeded its average representation in the USPS workforce by receiving
an average of 3.6 percent of the monetary performance awards for the three fiscal
years. The monetary performance awards received by AIAN women were
proportional to their average representation in the USPS workforce—.26 percent for
the three years. Furthermore, Hawaiian women exceeded their average
representation in the USPS workforce receiving an average of .06 percent of

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monetary performance awards compared to their average representation of .02
percent of the USPS workforce for the three years. Figure 8 shows the shares of
these awards for women by ethnicity for fiscal years 2000 through 2002. (See enc. V
for additional data.)

Figure 8: Women in the USPS Career Employee Workforce Receiving
Monetary Performance Awards by Race/Ethnicity as a Percentage of Total
Number of Monetary Performance Awards for Fiscal Years 2000 through
2002




Agency Comments

We requested comments on a draft of this report from the Postmaster General. The
USPS Vice President of Diversity Development informed us orally that USPS
concurred with the information provided in the letter. In addition, USPS provided
several technical clarifications, which we have incorporated into this report where
appropriate.

Scope and Methodology

To address our objective, we obtained, reviewed, and analyzed data and
documentation and interviewed USPS officials concerning career employee profiles,

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promotions, voluntary retirements, and monetary performance awards for fiscal
years 2000, 2001, and 2002. We obtained and reviewed detailed data and information
for each fiscal year, including actual numbers and percentages for each grade,
including PCES, and aggregated for the entire USPS by equal employment
opportunity group for men and women—white, black, Hispanic, AAPI, AIAN, and
Hawaiians. To get an indication of whether the data were sufficiently reliable, we
performed testing of electronic data for obvious errors of completeness and
accuracy, reviewed related information from prior GAO reports, and discussed data
reliability issues with USPS officials knowledgeable of the databases that produce
this information. We considered the data to be sufficiently reliable for the
informational purpose of this engagement. We performed our work from August 2002
through June 2003 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing
standards.

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As agreed with your offices, unless you publicly announce the contents of this report 

earlier, we plan no further distribution until 30 days from the report date. At that 

time, we will send copies of this report to the Chairman, House Committee on 

Government Reform, and the Chairman, Subcommittee on Civil Service, Census and 

Agency Organization; the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Senate 

Committee on Governmental Affairs; the Postmaster General; and to other interested 

parties. We also will make copies available to others upon request. In addition, the 

report will be available at no charge on the GAO Web site at www.gao.gov. 


If you have any questions about this report or the enclosed data, you may contact me 

on (202) 512-4232 or at ungarb@gao.gov. Major contributors to this report include 

Sherrill Johnson, Dwayne Curry, Dorothy Tejada, Tanisha Stewart, and David 

Dornisch. 





Bernard L. Ungar 

Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues 


Enclosures 





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Enclosure I

                      Description of Employee Levels within the USPS

           USPS employee levels                                    Job description

00                                                 Rural route letter carriers—categorized as craft
                                                   workers (skilled).
01 through 04                                      Unskilled laborers—work in manual occupations,
                                                   which generally require no special training.
                                                   Includes: mail handlers, garage laborers,
                                                   groundskeepers, and gardeners. These levels also
                                                   include office and clerical workers.
05                                                 Semiskilled operatives—workers that operate
                                                   machine or processing equipment or perform
                                                   other factory-type duties of intermediate skill level
                                                   which can be mastered in a few weeks and require
                                                   only limited training. Includes: apprentices (auto
                                                   mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians,
                                                   among others). This level also includes office and
                                                   clerical workers.
06 through 10                                      Skilled craft employees—manual workers of
                                                   relatively high skill level having a thorough and
                                                   comprehensive knowledge of the processes
                                                   involved in their work. Includes: city letter
                                                   carriers, hourly paid supervisors and lead
                                                   operators who are not members of management,
                                                   typesetters, electricians, engravers, painters
                                                   (construction and maintenance), and technicians.
11 through 14                                      Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS)
                                                   workforce—entry management level positions.
15 through 18                                      EAS workforce—middle management level
                                                   positions. Includes: postmasters, managers of
                                                   customer services, and managers of postal
                                                   operations.
19 through 26                                      EAS workforce—high-level management
                                                   positions. Includes: officials, executives, plant
                                                   managers, department managers, and
                                                   superintendents, and salaried supervisors who are
                                                   members of management.
27 through 41                                      EAS workforce—There are approximately 31
                                                   employees in this group, which includes attorneys,
                                                   administrative judges, economists, rate
                                                   commissioners and rate classification specialists,
                                                   among others.
51 through 55                                      Part-time postmasters at 4th class locations, small
                                                   towns with populations less than 1,000.
Postal Career Executive Service (PCES)             PCES-01 comprises executives; PCES-02 are
levels 01, 02, and U1.                             senior-level officers, and PCES-U1 are PCES
                                                   employees in non-PCES positions. PCES
                                                   executives include, among others, district
                                                   managers and bulk mail center managers. PCES
                                                   officers include, among others, area vice
                                                   presidents, and the deputy postmaster general.
Source: GAO analysis of USPS data.




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Enclosure II

               USPS Workforce Representation by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender for Each Employee Level, Including PCES
                                                     Fiscal Years 2000–2002
Workforce                                                                                                                                              Total        Total
                    Total                                                                           a         a         b       b
Fiscal year                          White      White      Black     Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI         AAPI   AIAN       AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000        males       females      male       female     male      female male    female male           female male       female male   female women)        minorities)

   c
CPS
Percentage     48.20%       51.80%    34.60%     36.90%        5%     6.30%       6%    5.80%    2.10%     2.30% 0.40% 0.50%         N/A      N/A          51.80%           28.40%

Level 00
Percentage   50.21%         49.79%    47.23%     47.45%     1.30%     1.22%    0.99%    0.61%    0.48%     0.19% 0.22% 0.30%         0.00%    0.01%        49.79%           5.32%
Number       28,636         28,393     26,932     27,062       741       697      565      350      272       108   126   172            0        4

Level 01
Percentage     17.89%       82.11%    11.47%     34.86%     4.59% 30.28%       0.92%    2.75%    0.92% 13.76% 0.00% 0.46%            0.00%    0.00%        82.11%           53.67%
Number             39          179         25         76        10     66          2        6        2      30    0     1                0        0

Level 02
Percentage     85.38%       14.62%    37.66%      5.58% 38.36%        8.25%    6.92%    0.39%    1.49%     0.31% 0.79% 0.08%         0.16%    0.00%        14.62%           56.76%
Number          1,086          186        479         71    488          105       88       5        19        4     10    1             2        0

Level 03
Percentage   88.26%         11.74%    45.49%      7.66% 31.50%        3.18%    7.11%    0.54%    3.70%     0.19% 0.44% 0.14%         0.02%    0.02%        11.74%           46.84%
Number       14,256          1,896      7,348      1,238 5,088           514    1,148       88      598        30    71    23            3        3

Level 04
Percentage   59.91%         40.09%    32.11%     15.88% 17.68% 17.89%          4.99%    2.80%    4.83%     3.25% 0.28% 0.27%         0.01%    0.00%        40.09%           52.01%
Number       56,089         37,535     30,063     14,865 16,555 16,750          4,674    2,623    4,523     3,040   263   254            11       3

Level 05
Percentage   62.65% 37.35% 41.54%                21.64% 10.41% 9.96%           5.57%    2.62%    4.84% 2.85% 0.26% 0.24%             0.02%    0.03%        37.35%           36.82%
Number     272,788 162,633 180,865                94,243 45,342 43,382         24,249   11,420   21,076 12,424 1,153 1,043              103      121

Level 06
Percentage   68.23%         31.77%    42.25%     15.37% 14.51% 11.63%          6.12%    2.03%    5.01%     2.56% 0.32% 0.16%         0.02%    0.02%        31.77%           42.37%
Number       53,355         24,842     33,041     12,021 11,345  9,096          4,782    1,587    3,916     1,998   254   122            17       18


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Workforce                                                                                                                                   Total           Total
                                                                                              a
Fiscal year       Total        White      White      Black     Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI         AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000        males   females    male       female     male      female male    female male           female male female male    female women)        minorities)



Level 07
Percentage   97.87%    2.13%    72.76%      1.02% 13.83%        0.82%    5.55%    0.15%    5.33%     0.12% 0.41% 0.02%     0.00%    0.00%           2.13%           26.22%
Number        9,279      202      6,898         97 1,311            78      526       14      505        11    39    2         0        0

Level 08
Percentage   96.54%    3.46%    83.87%      1.38%     6.68%     1.38%    3.23%    0.00%    2.07%     0.69% 0.69% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           3.46%           14.75%
Number          419       15        364         6         29        6        14       0        9         3     3     0         0        0

Level 09
Percentage   97.37%    2.63%    76.05%      1.56%     9.82%     0.66%    4.01%    0.12%    7.10%     0.28% 0.36% 0.01%     0.03%    0.00%           2.63%           22.39%
Number        7,354      199      5,744        118       742        50      303       9       536        21    27    1         2        0

Level 10
Percentage   88.28%   11.72%    68.28%      4.83% 11.03%        3.45%    5.52%    0.69%    3.45%     2.76% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       11.72%              26.90%
Number          128       17         99         7      16           5        8        1        5         4     0     0         0        0

Level 11
Percentage   19.05%   80.95%    16.36%     65.49%     1.31%     9.71%    0.64%    3.12%    0.37%     1.31% 0.37% 1.30%     0.00%    0.02%       80.95%              18.15%
Number        1,246    5,295     1,070      4,284        86      635        42     204        24        86    24    85         0        1

Level 12
Percentage   47.06%   52.94%    23.53%     29.41% 23.53% 23.53%          0.00%    0.00%    0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       52.94%              47.06%
Number            8        9         4          5      4      4              0        0        0         0     0     0         0        0

Level 13
Percentage   31.31%   68.69%    29.12%     63.85%     0.82%     2.47%    0.82%    1.09%    0.17%     0.35% 0.39% 0.87%     0.00%    0.05%       68.69%              7.03%
Number        1,866    4,093     1,735      3,805        49      147        49       65       10        21    23    52         0        3

Level 14
Percentage   37.93%   62.07%    24.65%     29.11%     9.03% 25.86%       1.62%    2.64%    2.54%     3.96% 0.10% 0.51%     0.00%    0.00%       62.07%              46.25%
Number          374      612       243        287        89   255           16       26       25        39     1     5         0        0

Level 15
Percentage   45.93%   54.07%    35.87%     39.51%     5.79% 10.30%       2.60%    2.34%    1.33%     1.35% 0.33% 0.53%     0.02%    0.05%       54.07%              24.63%

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Workforce                                                                                                                Total       Total
                                                                                   a
Fiscal year        Total       White   White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI   AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000        males    females male      female male    female male    female male     female male female male    female women)        minorities)
Number         5,628     6,626   4,395    4,841    709 1,262    318      287     163    165     41  65        2        6

Level 16
Percentage   65.09%   34.91% 43.67%     17.93% 13.80% 13.49%     4.89%   2.01%   2.40%   1.30% 0.30% 0.16%      0.03%    0.03%     34.91%      38.40%
Number       18,689   10,024 12,538      5,148 3,962 3,874       1,405    576      688    372     87    46          9        8

Level 17
Percentage   59.95%   40.05%   42.82%   22.69% 10.51% 13.70%     4.34%   2.43%   1.93%   1.10% 0.29% 0.13%      0.05%    0.00%     40.05%      34.48%
Number        2,293    1,532    1,638      868    402   524       166       93      74      42    11     5          2        0

Level 18
Percentage   64.83%   35.17%   55.68%   27.24%   4.79%   5.39%   2.64%   1.41%   1.08%   0.85% 0.62% 0.21%      0.00%    0.07%     35.17%      17.08%
Number        3,948    2,142    3,391    1,659     292    328     161       86      66      52    38    13          0        4

Level 19
Percentage   61.20%   38.80%   45.44%   21.31%   9.05% 12.94%    4.10%   2.71%   2.00%   1.69% 0.58% 0.14%      0.03%    0.00%     38.80%      33.24%
Number        1,806    1,145    1,341      629     267   382      121       80      59      50    17     4          1        0

Level 20
Percentage   73.93%   26.07%   59.67%   16.94%   7.51%   6.64%   4.53%   1.53%   1.56%   0.71% 0.62% 0.23%      0.05%    0.02%     26.07%      23.39%
Number        3,230    1,139    2,607      740     328    290     198       67      68      31    27    10          2        1

Level 21
Percentage   71.04%   28.96%   56.20%   18.36%   8.18%   8.38%   4.40%   1.44%   1.95%   0.62% 0.28% 0.17%      0.03%    0.00%     28.96%      25.44%
Number        2,519    1,027    1,993      651     290    297     156       51      69      22    10     6          1        0

Level 22
Percentage   76.51%   23.49%   56.51%   13.20% 11.66%    7.47%   5.23%   1.16%   2.49%   1.62% 0.58% 0.04%      0.04%    0.00%     23.49%      30.29%
Number        1,844      566    1,362      318    281     180     126       28      60      39    14     1          1        0

Level 23
Percentage   72.98%   27.02%   57.81%   17.38%   7.91%   7.19%   3.83%   1.06%   2.93%   1.17% 0.51% 0.21%      0.00%    0.00%     27.02%      24.81%
Number        2,742    1,015    2,172      653     297    270     144       40     110      44    19     8          0        0

Level 24
Percentage   80.76%   19.24%   60.50%   10.83% 11.78%    6.88%   5.49%   0.66%   2.56%   0.59% 0.44% 0.29%      0.00%    0.00%     19.24%      28.68%

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Workforce                                                                                                               Total       Total
                                                                                 a
Fiscal year        Total      White   White   Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI    AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000        males    females male     female male    female male    female male     female male female male    female women)        minorities)
Number         1,104      263     827     148    161      94     75       9      35       8    6     4       0        0

Level 25
Percentage   73.96%    26.04%   60.79%   16.83%   8.13%   6.47%   2.23%    1.15%   2.23%   1.15% 0.58% 0.43%      0.00%    0.00%     26.04%     22.37%
Number        1,028       362      845      234     113      90      31       16      31      16     8     6          0        0

Level 26
Percentage   80.73%    19.27%   61.46%   10.94%   8.33%   3.65%   7.81%    1.56%   3.13%   3.13% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%     19.27%     27.60%
Number          155        37      118       21      16       7      15        3       6       6     0     0          0        0

Level 27
Percentage   80.00%    20.00%   60.00%   20.00%   0.00%   0.00% 20.00%     0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%     20.00%     20.00%
Number            4         1        3        1       0       0      1         0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 28
Percentage   70.59%    29.41%   70.59%   29.41%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%     29.41%     0.00%
Number           12         5       12        5       0       0       0        0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 30
Percentage   100.00%   0.00% 100.00%     0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%       0.00%    0.00%
Number             7       0       7         0        0       0       0        0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 33
Percentage   100.00%   0.00% 100.00%     0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%       0.00%    0.00%
Number             1       0       1         0        0       0       0        0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 34
Percentage    0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 100.00%     0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%    100.00%     0.00%
Number            0       1         0       1         0       0       0        0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 35
Percentage   100.00%   0.00% 100.00%     0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%       0.00%    0.00%
Number             3       0       3         0        0       0       0        0       0       0     0     0          0        0

Level 41
Percentage   75.00%    25.00%   75.00%   25.00%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%     25.00%     0.00%

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Workforce                                                                                                                Total       Total
                                                                                 a
Fiscal year       Total       White   White   Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI     AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000        males    females male     female male    female male   female male       female male female male    female women)        minorities)
Number             3        1       3       1      0       0     0        0        0       0    0      0      0        0

Level 51
Percentage   11.84%   88.16%   10.53%   84.21%   0.00%   1.32%   1.32%    1.32%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 1.32%     0.00%    0.00%     88.16%     5.26%
Number            9       67        8       64       0       1       1        1        0       0     0     1         0        0

Level 52
Percentage   25.00%   75.00%   25.00%   75.00%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%     75.00%     0.00%
Number            2        6        2        6       0       0       0        0        0       0     0     0         0        0

Level 53
Percentage    9.49%   90.51%    8.89%   85.86%   0.20%   0.20%   0.00%    2.42%    0.00%   0.61% 0.40% 1.41%     0.00%    0.00%     90.51%     5.25%
Number           47      448       44      425       1       1       0        12       0       3     2     7         0        0

Level 54
Percentage   14.29%   85.71%   14.29%   85.71%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%     85.71%     0.00%
Number            2       12        2       12       0       0       0        0        0       0     0     0         0        0

Level 55
Percentage   11.28%   88.72%   10.73%   83.02%   0.14%   0.95%   0.00%    1.90%    0.00%   0.00% 0.41% 2.85%     0.00%    0.00%     88.72%     6.25%
Number           83      653       79      611       1       7       0        14       0       0     3     21        0        0

Level P1
Percentage   78.35%   21.65%   63.43%   15.83%   8.48%   4.80%   4.70%    0.61%    1.33%   0.41% 0.41% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%     21.65%     20.74%
Number          767      212      621      155      83      47      46        6       13       4     4     0         0        0

Level P2
Percentage   80.00%   20.00%   66.67%   20.00%   4.44%   0.00%   6.67%    0.00%    2.22%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%     20.00%     13.33%
Number           36        9       30        9       2       0       3        0        1       0     0     0         0        0

Level U1
Percentage   51.85%   48.15%   47.53%   40.74%   3.70%   4.32%   0.62%    1.85%    0.00%   0.62% 0.00% 0.62%     0.00%    0.00%     48.15%     11.73%
Number           84       78       77       66       6       7       1        3        0       1     0     1         0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                               Total          Total              

                                                                                              a
Fiscal year       Total         White        White    Black    Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI        AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage

2000        males   females     male         female   male     female male    female male          female male female male    female women)        minorities) 


Grand total 

(Total

 employees)         786,446     


Total           492,969 293,477 329,029 175,451 89,106 79,451           39,434    17,770   32,963 18,674 2,281 1,959         156      172 

(% of total)      62.68% 37.32% 41.84% 22.31% 11.33% 10.10%             5.01%     2.26%    4.19% 2.37% 0.29% 0.25%        0.02%    0.02%      37.32%           35.85% 


Grouping
percentage      100.00%             64.15%            21.43%             7.27%             6.57%           0.54%          0.04%


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander.
b
  American Indian and Alaskan Native.
c
  Current Population Survey.




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Workforce                                                                                                                  Total              Total
                    Total                                                         a     a     b     b
Fiscal year                    White   White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males      females male    female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

CPSc

Percentage   48.20% 51.80% 34.60% 36.90%           5% 6.30%       6%    5.80% 2.10% 2.30% 0.40% 0.50%    N/A      N/A                51.80%           28.40%   


Level 00 

Percentage   49.36% 50.64% 45.87% 47.79% 1.47% 1.51%           1.13%    0.73% 0.66% 0.27% 0.23% 0.34%    0.00%    0.01%              50.64%           6.34%

Number        29,471 30,231 27,384 28,531   877   899             676      436   396   159 138     201       0        5      


Level 01 

Percentage   75.65% 24.35% 51.41% 14.89% 10.91% 5.89%          7.21%    2.36% 5.78% 1.04% 0.31% 0.15%    0.03%    0.03%              24.35%           33.70%   

Number       159,212 51,244 108,198 31,327 22,968 12,394       15,167    4,970 12,170 2,187 648    310       61       56         


Level 02 

Percentage   75.46% 24.54% 46.59% 13.58% 13.66% 7.42%          7.62%    2.15% 7.17% 1.21% 0.39% 0.16%    0.04%    0.03%              24.54%           39.82%   

Number        23,243  7,557 14,351  4,183 4,208 2,284           2,347      661 2,207   373 119      48       11       8              


Level 03 

Percentage   87.61% 12.39% 44.61%        7.93% 31.42% 3.44%    7.18%    0.62% 3.87% 0.24% 0.50% 0.14%    0.03%    0.01%              12.39%           47.46%   

Number        14,328  2,026  7,295        1,297 5,139    563    1,175      102   633    39    81    23       5        2          


Level 04 

Percentage   59.48% 40.52% 31.67% 15.60% 17.50% 18.33%         4.96%    2.83% 5.06% 3.48% 0.28% 0.27%    0.01%    0.00%              40.52%           52.73%   

Number        54,381 37,048 28,955 14,266 16,000 16,757         4,535    2,590 4,628 3,186 253     247       10       2          


Level 05 

Percentage   49.89% 50.11% 31.22% 28.11% 9.96% 13.85%          4.16%    3.00% 4.30% 4.78% 0.24% 0.34%    0.02%    0.03%              50.11%           40.67%   

Number       107,370 107,830 67,193 60,490 21,431 29,803        8,945    6,449 9,244 10,297 517    726       40       65         


Level 06 

Percentage   62.14% 37.86% 36.96% 17.18% 15.91% 14.87%         5.21%    2.09% 3.76% 3.54% 0.29% 0.17%    0.01%    0.02%              37.86%           45.87%   

Number        27,941 17,025 16,618  7,724 7,156 6,685           2,342      938 1,689 1,590 130      77       6        11             





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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total               Total
                    Total                                                              a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                    White        White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males      females male         female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

Level 07 

Percentage   98.12%         1.88% 72.71%      0.89% 13.46% 0.73%    6.22%    0.14% 5.25% 0.10% 0.48% 0.02%    0.00%    0.00%               1.88%           26.41%   

Number        10,728           205  7,949         97 1,472     80      680       15   574    11    53    2        0        0                


Level 08 

Percentage   98.17%         1.83% 80.44%      0.78% 10.43% 0.52%    4.56%    0.13% 2.35% 0.39% 0.39% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%               1.83%           18.77%   

Number           753            14    617         6      80    4        35       1     18    3     3     0        0        0                 


Level 09 

Percentage   97.84%         2.16% 76.11%      1.36% 9.99% 0.40%     4.06%    0.12% 7.21% 0.27% 0.44% 0.01%    0.03%    0.00%               2.16%           22.54%   

Number         7,567           167  5,886        105   773    31       314       9    558    21    34    1        2        0           


Level 10 

Percentage   87.86% 12.14% 68.57%             3.57% 10.00% 4.29%    5.71%    1.43% 3.57% 2.86% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%          12.14%               27.86%   

Number           123     17     96                5      14    6        8        2     5     4     0     0        0        0             


Level 11 

Percentage   18.57% 81.43% 16.05% 66.30% 1.29% 9.37%                0.62%    2.99% 0.26% 1.45% 0.35% 1.29%    0.00%    0.02%          81.43%               17.65%   

Number         1,163  5,099  1,005  4,152    81   587                   39      187    16    91    22    81       0        1      


Level 12 

Percentage   50.00% 50.00% 25.00% 25.00% 25.00% 25.00%              0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%          50.00%               50.00%   

Number            8      8      4      4      4      4                  0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0             


Level 13 

Percentage   31.23% 68.77% 29.12% 63.78% 0.80% 2.56%                0.82%    1.20% 0.17% 0.33% 0.33% 0.87%    0.00%    0.03%          68.77%               7.11%

Number         1,876  4,131  1,749  3,831    48   154                   49       72    10    20    20    52       0        2      


Level 14 

Percentage   38.20% 61.80% 24.36% 28.65% 9.33% 26.72%               1.50%    2.36% 2.90% 3.54% 0.11% 0.54%    0.00%    0.00%          61.80%               47.00%   

Number           356    576    227    267    87    249                  14       22    27    33    1     5        0        0           





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Workforce                                                                                                                 Total           Total
                    Total                                                         a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                    White   White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males      females male    female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

Level 15 

Percentage   45.77% 54.23% 35.42% 39.55% 6.02% 10.35%          2.59%    2.38% 1.44% 1.38% 0.31% 0.51%    0.01%    0.06%          54.23%           25.03%   

Number         5,692  6,743  4,404  4,918   748 1,287             322      296   179   171    38    64       1        7      


Level 16 

Percentage   64.62% 35.38% 43.13% 18.01% 13.73% 13.63%         4.99%    2.13% 2.44% 1.40% 0.30% 0.18%    0.03%    0.02%          35.38%           38.86%   

Number        18,475 10,115 12,330  5,150 3,926 3,898           1,426      609   699   400    85    51       9        7          


Level 17 

Percentage   59.95% 40.05% 43.03% 22.39% 10.07% 13.59%         4.52%    2.68% 1.98% 1.25% 0.30% 0.14%    0.05%    0.00%          40.05%           34.58%   

Number         2,214  1,479  1,589    827    372    502           167       99    73    46    11    5        2        0           


Level 18 

Percentage   64.28% 35.72% 55.10% 27.33% 4.72% 5.60%           2.74%    1.57% 1.09% 0.87% 0.62% 0.28%    0.00%    0.08%          35.72%           17.58%   

Number         3,935  2,187  3,373  1,673   289   343             168       96    67    53    38    17       0        5      


Level 19 

Percentage   60.40% 39.60% 44.21% 21.60% 9.25% 13.33%          4.22%    2.93% 2.02% 1.61% 0.70% 0.14%    0.00%    0.00%          39.60%           34.19%   

Number         1,731  1,135  1,267    619   265    382            121       84    58    46    20    4        0        0           


Level 20 

Percentage   72.61% 27.39% 58.00% 17.85% 7.61% 7.07%           4.62%    1.48% 1.73% 0.74% 0.62% 0.25%    0.02%    0.00%          27.39%           24.16%   

Number         3,141  1,185  2,509    772   329   306             200       64    75    32    27    11       1        0           


Level 21 

Percentage   70.43% 29.57% 56.08% 19.07% 7.80% 8.25%           4.30%    1.38% 1.88% 0.69% 0.30% 0.18%    0.06%    0.00%          29.57%           24.84%   

Number         2,356    989  1,876    638   261   276             144       46    63    23    10    6        2        0           


Level 22 

Percentage   76.51% 23.49% 57.53% 13.48% 11.08% 7.03%          5.05%    1.16% 2.40% 1.74% 0.41% 0.08%    0.04%    0.00%          23.49%           28.99%   

Number         1,850    568  1,391    326    268   170            122       28    58    42    10    2        1        0           





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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total           Total
                    Total                                                              a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                    White        White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males      females male         female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

Level 23 

Percentage   72.49% 27.51% 57.20% 17.51% 7.84% 7.34%                4.02%    1.25% 2.99% 1.25% 0.44% 0.17%    0.00%    0.00%       27.51%              25.29%   

Number         2,617    993  2,065    632   283   265                  145       45   108    45    16    6        0        0        


Level 24 

Percentage   78.52% 21.48% 58.75% 12.03% 11.14% 7.53%               5.54%    0.96% 2.80% 0.66% 0.30% 0.30%    0.00%    0.00%       21.48%              29.23%   

Number         1,064    291    796    163    151   102                  75       13    38    9     4     4        0        0        


Level 25 

Percentage   72.84% 27.16% 59.08% 17.80% 8.44% 6.67%                2.27%    0.92% 2.48% 1.56% 0.57% 0.21%    0.00%    0.00%       27.16%              23.12%   

Number         1,027    383    833    251   119    94                   32       13    35    22    8     3        0        0        


Level 26 

Percentage   80.66% 19.34% 59.67%             9.94% 9.94% 4.97%     8.29%    1.10% 2.76% 3.31% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       19.34%              30.39%   

Number           146     35    108                18    18    9         15       2     5     6     0     0        0        0         


Level 27 

Percentage   75.00% 25.00% 50.00% 25.00% 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%                  0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       25.00%              25.00%   

Number            3      1      2      1     0     0      1                      0     0     0     0     0        0        0          


Level 28 

Percentage   72.22% 27.78% 66.67% 27.78% 0.00% 0.00%                0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.56% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       27.78%              5.56%

Number            13     5      12     5     0     0                    0        0     0     0     1     0        0        0          


Level 30 

Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

Number           5              0       5         0     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0             


Level 33 

Percentage    0.00%         0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

Number            0             0       0         0     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0             





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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total           Total
                    Total                                                             a      a     b     b
Fiscal year                    White        White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males      females male         female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

Level 34
Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number           1              0       1         0     0     0         0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 35
Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number           3              0       3         0     0     0         0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 41
Percentage   66.67% 33.33% 66.67% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00%                0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       33.33%              0.00%
Number            2      1      2      1     0     0                    0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 51
Percentage   13.51% 86.49% 12.16% 82.43% 0.00% 0.00%                1.35%   2.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.35%     0.00%    0.00%       86.49%              5.41%
Number            10     64     9      61    0     0                    1       2     0     0     0     1         0        0

Level 52
Percentage   20.00% 80.00% 20.00% 80.00% 0.00% 0.00%                0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       80.00%              0.00%
Number            1      4      1      4     0     0                    0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 53
Percentage    7.60% 92.40%         7.41% 86.88% 0.00% 0.57%         0.00%   2.66% 0.00% 0.38% 0.19% 1.90%     0.00%    0.00%       92.40%              5.70%
Number            40    486            39    457    0     3             0       14    0     2     1     10        0        0

Level 54
Percentage   14.29% 85.71% 14.29% 78.57% 0.00% 0.00%                0.00%   7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       85.71%              7.14%
Number            2      12     2      11    0     0                    0       1     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 55
Percentage   10.60% 89.40% 10.05% 83.83% 0.14% 0.95%                0.00%   1.90% 0.00% 0.00% 0.41% 2.72%     0.00%    0.00%       89.40%              6.11%
Number            78    658     74    617    1     7                    0       14    0     0     3     20        0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                           Total        Total
                     Total                                                                a     a       b    b
Fiscal year                     White         White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001        males       females male          female   male female male     female male female male female male female women)          minorities)

Level P1

Percentage       76.99% 23.01% 61.72% 16.95% 8.47% 4.81%              4.60%    0.63% 1.57% 0.52% 0.63% 0.10%      0.00%     0.00%       23.01%           21.34%   

Number               736    220    590    162    81    46                 44       6     15    5     6     1          0         0        


Level P2

Percentage       77.78% 22.22% 66.67% 22.22% 2.22% 0.00%              6.67%    0.00% 2.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%     0.00%       22.22%           11.11%   

Number                35     10     30     10    1     0                  3        0     1     0     0     0          0         0         


Level U1

Percentage       50.62% 49.38% 45.68% 38.89% 4.32% 6.17%              0.62%    1.85% 0.00% 1.85% 0.00% 0.62%      0.00%     0.00%       49.38%           15.43%   

Number                82     80     74     63    7     10                 1        3     0     3     0     1          0         0         



Grand total 

(Total

employees)          774,601      



Total            483,779 290,822 320,912 173,664 87,457 78,200        39,313   17,889 33,649 18,919 2,297 1,979      151       171 

(% of total)     62.46% 37.54% 41.43% 22.42% 11.29% 10.10%            5.08%    2.31% 4.34% 2.44% 0.30% 0.26%      0.02%     0.02%       37.54%           36.15%   


Grouping 

percentage 100.00%                   63.85%            21.39%         7.38%          6.79%          0.55%         0.04% 


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander.
b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native.
c
    Current Population Survey.




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Workforce                                                                                                                   Total              Total
Fiscal year      Total    White       White     Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males females male        female    male female male     female male female male female male       female women)        minorities)


CPSc

Percentage   48.20% 51.80% 34.60%      36.90%      5% 6.30%        6%    5.80% 2.10% 2.30% 0.40% 0.50%    N/A      N/A                51.80%       28.40%       


Level 00 

Percentage   48.81% 51.19% 45.04%      48.00% 1.55% 1.68%       1.20%    0.84% 0.79% 0.31% 0.23% 0.35%    0.00%    0.01%              51.19%           6.96%

Number        29,646 31,090 27,356      29,152   944 1,022         726      512   479   187 141     213       0        4      


Level 01 

Percentage   75.39% 24.61% 50.98%      15.02% 10.83% 5.93%     7.25%     2.40% 5.99% 1.09% 0.31% 0.15%    0.03%    0.03%              24.61%       34.00%       

Number       153,887 50,244 104,063     30,662 22,102 12,099   14,797     4,897 12,235 2,222 629    309       61       55               


Level 02 

Percentage   75.08% 24.92% 45.86%      13.63% 13.38% 7.52%      7.99%    2.28% 7.41% 1.29% 0.40% 0.17%    0.03%    0.03%              24.92%       40.51%       

Number        22,807  7,569 13,931       4,139 4,065 2,285       2,428      694 2,252   391 123      51       8        9                 


Level 03 

Percentage   87.24% 12.76% 44.50%       8.10% 31.06% 3.56%      7.20%    0.68% 3.97% 0.28% 0.49% 0.12%    0.03%    0.01%              12.76%       47.40%       

Number        14,021  2,050  7,152       1,301 4,991    572      1,157      110   638    45    78    20       5        2          


Level 04 

Percentage   65.63% 34.37% 35.20%      12.80% 19.66% 16.16%     5.60%    2.67% 4.88% 2.54% 0.29% 0.20%    0.01%    0.00%              34.37%       52.00%       

Number        36,294 19,005 19,465       7,078 10,870 8,938      3,096    1,474 2,696 1,403 163     111       4        1                 


Level 05 

Percentage   49.54% 50.46% 30.11%      27.06% 10.48% 14.97%     4.14%    3.08% 4.57% 4.98% 0.23% 0.34%    0.02%    0.03%              50.46%       42.84%       

Number       117,439 119,598 71,362     64,134 24,838 35,495     9,819    7,295 10,824 11,797 551   814       45       63               


Level 06 

Percentage   61.58% 38.42% 36.57%      17.61% 15.62% 14.80%     5.27%    2.17% 3.83% 3.65% 0.28% 0.17%    0.01%    0.03%              38.42%       45.83%       

Number        27,403 17,099 16,273       7,835 6,952 6,585       2,345      966 1,703 1,626 124      75       6        12               





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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total           Total
                    Total                                                              a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                    White        White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males      females male         female   male female male     female male female male female male   female women)        minorities)

Level 07 

Percentage   98.40%         1.60% 72.70%      0.80% 13.43% 0.59%    6.31%    0.11% 5.40% 0.09% 0.55% 0.02%    0.00%    0.00%           1.60%       26.50%       

Number        11,001           179  8,128         89 1,501     66      706       12   604    10    62    2        0        0            


Level 08 

Percentage   96.90%         3.10% 79.59%      0.80% 9.86% 1.38%     4.47%    0.23% 2.75% 0.69% 0.23% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           3.10%       19.61%       

Number           845            27    694         7     86    12        39       2     24    6     2     0        0        0             


Level 09 

Percentage   98.19%         1.81% 76.16%      1.17% 10.01% 0.28%    4.15%    0.10% 7.39% 0.23% 0.45% 0.03%    0.03%    0.00%           1.81%       22.67%       

Number         7,635           141  5,922         91    778    22      323       8    575    18    35    2        2        0            


Level 10 

Percentage   85.91% 14.09% 68.46%             8.05% 8.05% 2.68%     6.04%    1.34% 3.36% 2.01% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%          14.09%       23.49%       

Number           128     21    102                12    12    4         9        2     5     3     0     0        0        0            


Level 11 

Percentage   19.79% 80.21% 17.27%            66.93% 1.20% 7.85%     0.66%    2.79% 0.32% 1.20% 0.34% 1.43%    0.00%    0.02%          80.21%       15.80%       

Number         1,107  4,488    966             3,745    67   439        37      156    18    67    19    80       0        1      

                   0      0
Level 12
Percentage    3.47% 96.53%         1.98%     66.34% 0.74% 19.31%    0.74%    6.68% 0.00% 3.71% 0.00% 0.50%    0.00%    0.00%          96.53%       31.68%
Number            14    390            8         268    3      78       3        27    0     15    0     2        0        0

Level 13 

Percentage   30.51% 69.49% 28.47%            64.25% 0.78% 2.61%     0.83%    1.34% 0.12% 0.36% 0.30% 0.91%    0.00%    0.03%          69.49%           7.28%

Number         1,802  4,105  1,682             3,795    46   154        49       79    7     21    18    54       0        2      


Level 14 

Percentage   37.83% 62.17% 23.66%            27.34% 9.60% 27.79%    1.56%    2.57% 2.90% 4.02% 0.11% 0.45%    0.00%    0.00%          62.17%       49.00%       

Number           339    557    212               245    86    249       14       23    26    36    1     4        0        0           





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Workforce                                                                                                                Total           Total
                    Total                                                        a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                   White   White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males     females male    female   male female male     female male female male female male   female women)        minorities)

Level 15 

Percentage   44.04% 55.96% 34.25%      40.89% 5.65% 10.60%    2.34%    2.35% 1.48% 1.51% 0.32% 0.56%    0.01%    0.05%          55.96%       24.86%   

Number         5,195  6,600  4,040       4,823   666 1,250       276      277   174   178    38    66       1        6      


Level 16 

Percentage   62.14% 37.86% 40.98%      19.10% 13.26% 14.55%   5.08%    2.43% 2.49% 1.57% 0.30% 0.19%    0.03%    0.03%          37.86%       39.92%   

Number        16,537 10,077 10,906       5,084 3,528 3,873     1,352      646   662   417    80    50       9        7             


Level 17 

Percentage   70.67% 29.33% 50.03%      16.57% 12.61% 9.54%    4.88%    2.02% 2.82% 1.09% 0.29% 0.10%    0.04%    0.02%          29.33%       33.40%   

Number         3,705  1,538  2,623         869    661   500      256      106   148    57    15    5        2        1           


Level 18 

Percentage   63.16% 36.84% 54.13%      28.05% 4.56% 5.98%     2.69%    1.55% 1.16% 0.88% 0.61% 0.30%    0.00%    0.08%          36.84%       17.82%   

Number         3,821  2,229  3,275       1,697   276   362       163       94    70    53    37    18       0        5      


Level 19 

Percentage   58.71% 41.29% 42.84%      22.32% 8.88% 14.14%    4.35%    2.95% 2.06% 1.73% 0.59% 0.15%    0.00%    0.00%          41.29%       34.84%   

Number         1,594  1,121  1,163         606   241    384      118       80    56    47    16    4        0        0           


Level 20 

Percentage   71.70% 28.30% 57.07%      18.63% 7.43% 7.07%     4.69%    1.59% 1.83% 0.81% 0.67% 0.19%    0.02%    0.00%          28.30%       24.30%   

Number         3,013  1,189  2,398         783   312   297       197       67    77    34    28    8        1        0           


Level 21 

Percentage   70.10% 29.90% 55.95%      19.25% 7.76% 8.17%     4.23%    1.50% 1.82% 0.81% 0.28% 0.16%    0.06%    0.00%          29.90%       24.80%   

Number         2,239    955  1,787         615   248   261       135       48    58    26    9     5        2        0           


Level 22 

Percentage   75.64% 24.36% 56.41%      14.02% 10.98% 7.09%    4.96%    1.41% 2.74% 1.71% 0.51% 0.13%    0.04%    0.00%          24.36%       29.57%   

Number         1,770    570  1,320         328    257   166      116       33    64    40    12    3        1        0           





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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total           Total
                    Total                                                              a     a      b    b
Fiscal year                   White         White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males     females male          female   male female male     female male female male female male   female women)        minorities)

Level 23 

Percentage   71.67% 28.33% 56.18%            17.57% 7.76% 7.70%     3.88%    1.51% 3.38% 1.42% 0.47% 0.12%    0.00%    0.00%       28.33%          26.25%       

Number         2,419    956  1,896               593   262   260       131       51   114    48    16    4        0        0        


Level 24 

Percentage   77.55% 22.45% 57.77%            12.49% 11.15% 7.66%    5.43%    1.26% 2.97% 0.74% 0.22% 0.30%    0.00%    0.00%       22.45%          29.74%       

Number         1,043    302    777               168    150   103       73       17    40    10    3     4        0        0        


Level 25 

Percentage   72.68% 27.32% 58.36%            18.42% 8.59% 6.35%     2.40%    0.62% 2.63% 1.63% 0.70% 0.31%    0.00%    0.00%       27.32%          23.22%       

Number           939    353    754               238   111    82        31       8     34    21    9     4        0        0        


Level 26 

Percentage   82.04% 17.96% 58.68%             7.78% 11.38% 4.79% 10.18%      1.20% 1.80% 4.19% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       17.96%          33.53%       

Number           137     30     98                13     19    8      17         2     3     7     0     0        0        0         


Level 27 

Percentage   50.00% 50.00% 50.00%            50.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       50.00%              0.00%

Number            1      1      1                 1     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0          


Level 28 

Percentage   66.67% 33.33% 66.67%            33.33% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       33.33%              0.00%

Number            10     5      10                5     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0          


Level 30 

Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

Number           6              0       6         0     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0             


Level 33 

Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

Number           2              0       2         0     0     0         0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0             





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Workforce                                                                                                                          Total           Total
                    Total                                                                  a     a      b     b
Fiscal year                    White          White      Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males      females male           female     male female male     female male female male female male   female women)        minorities)

Level 34 

Percentage 100.00%          0.00% 100.00%       0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

Number           1              0       1           0     0     0            0       0     0     0     0     0         0       0             


Level 35 

Percentage   66.67% 33.33% 66.67%              33.33% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       33.33%              0.00%

Number            2      1      2                   1     0     0            0       0     0     0     0     0         0       0          


Level 41 

Percentage   66.67% 33.33% 66.67%              33.33% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       33.33%              0.00%

Number            2      1      2                   1     0     0            0       0     0     0     0     0         0       0          


Level 51 

Percentage    14.5%         85.5%    13.0%      82.6%      0.0%   0.0%   1.4%     1.4% 0.0%    0.0% 0.0%    1.4%   0.00%   0.00%       85.51%              4.35%

Number            10            59       9          57        0      0      1        1    0       0    0       1       0       0         


Level 52 

Percentage    0.00% 100.00%          0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%           0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%      100.00%              0.00%

Number            0       4              0       4     0     0               0       0     0     0     0     0         0       0          


Level 53 

Percentage    7.13% 92.87%           6.74%     87.48% 0.00% 0.58%        0.00%   2.70% 0.00% 0.39% 0.39% 1.73%     0.00%   0.00%       92.87%              5.78%

Number            37    482              35        454    0     3            0       14    0     2     2     9         0       0        


Level 54 

Percentage   18.18% 81.82% 18.18%              72.73% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   9.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       81.82%              9.09%

Number            2      9      2                   8     0     0            0       1     0     0     0     0         0       0          


Level 55 

Percentage   10.19% 89.81%           9.61%     84.65% 0.14% 0.86%        0.00%   1.72% 0.00% 0.00% 0.43% 2.58%     0.00%   0.00%       89.81%              5.74%

Number            71    626              67        590    1     6            0       12    0     0     3     18        0       0        





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Workforce                                                                                                                            Total        Total
                     Total                                                                a     a       b    b
Fiscal year                     White         White    Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI AAPI AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002        males       females male          female   male female male     female male female male female male   female women)        minorities)

Level P1

Percentage       75.09% 24.91% 60.83%          18.54% 7.65% 4.87%     4.63%    0.81% 1.39% 0.58% 0.58% 0.12%      0.00%     0.00%        24.91%       20.63%   

Number               648    215    525             160    66    42        40       7     12    5     5     1          0         0         


Level P2

Percentage       82.05% 17.95% 64.10%          17.95% 7.69% 0.00%     7.69%    0.00% 2.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%     0.00%        17.95%       17.95%   

Number                32     7      25              7     3     0         3        0     1     0     0     0          0         0           


Level U1

Percentage       52.29% 47.71% 47.06%          37.25% 3.92% 5.23%     1.31%    2.61% 0.00% 1.96% 0.00% 0.65%      0.00%     0.00%        47.71%       15.69%   

Number                80     73     72              57    6     8         2        4     0     3     0     1          0         0          



Grand total 

(Total

employees)          751,650      



Total           467,684 283,966 309,112 169,715 84,148 75,625         38,459   17,725 33,599 18,795 2,219 1,938      147       168        

(% of total)    62.22% 37.78% 41.12% 22.58% 11.20% 10.06%             5.12%    2.36% 4.47% 2.50% 0.30% 0.26%      0.02%     0.02%        37.78%       36.30%   


Grouping   

percentage 100.00%                   63.70%            21.26%         7.47%          6.97%          0.55%         0.04% 


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander.
b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native.
c
    Current Population Survey.




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Enclosure III
                                                                                     USPS Promotions Postal Service-wide
                                                                                           Fiscal Years 2000–2002
 Fiscal year 2000
                                                                                                                                                        a                             b
                             Total                            Whit e              Black                     Hispanic                 AAPI                    AIAN                   Hawaiian
   Employee     Process                                 Men       Women         Men       Women         Men        Women        Men       Women         Men       Women         Men       Women
     level       stage Men Women           All       No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent

 Postal workforce
 percentage                                                  41.8%           22.3%        11.3%         10.1%        5.0%          2.3%         4.2%             2.4%         0.3%            0.2%        0.02%       0.02%

       06             A      2         0         2      1 50.0%          0    0.0%    1   50.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       06             B      2         0         2      1 50.0%          0    0.0%    1   50.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       06             C      1         0         1      1 100.0%         0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       07             A      5        35     40         2     5.0%       6   15.0%    3    7.5%    29   72.5%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       07             B      1        19     20         0     0.0%       3   15.0%    1    5.0%    16   80.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       07             C      0         5      5         0     0.0%       1   20.0%    0    0.0%     4   80.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       09             A     21        56     77        18    23.4%     23    29.9%    1    1.3%   29    37.7%   2     2.6%    4     5.2%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       09             B      3        31     34         2     5.9%     12    35.3%    0    0.0%   18    52.9%   1     2.9%    1     2.9%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       09             C      0        10     10         0     0.0%      5    50.0%    0    0.0%    5    50.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       10             A      4        30     34         3     8.8%      12   35.3%    1    2.9%   15    44.1%   0     0.0%    1     2.9%   0     0.0%       2     5.9%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       10             B      2         6      8         2    25.0%       3   37.5%    0    0.0%    2    25.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       1    12.5%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       10             C      2         2      4         2    50.0%       0    0.0%    0    0.0%    2    50.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       11             A   1,460   3,731 5,191        1,267   24.4% 2,585     49.8%   98    1.9%   895   17.2%   48    0.9%   148    2.9%   32    0.6%       77    1.5%   15    0.3%   26       0.5%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       11             B     551   1,589 2,140          486   22.7% 1,219     57.0%   26    1.2%   257   12.0%   23    1.1%    64    3.0%    9    0.4%       35    1.6%    7    0.3%   14       0.7%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       11             C     114     461   575          101   17.6%   372     64.7%    5    0.9%    55    9.6%    5    0.9%    18    3.1%    1    0.2%        8    1.4%    2    0.3%    8       1.4%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       12             A      5         1         6      0     0.0%       0    0.0%    5 83.3%      1    16.7%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       12             B      3         0         3      0     0.0%       0    0.0%    3 100.0%     0     0.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       12             C      1         0         1      0     0.0%       0    0.0%    1 100.0%     0     0.0%   0     0.0%    0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       13             A   1,479   2,529 4,008        1,335   33.3% 2,269     56.6%   67    1.7%   164    4.1%   47    1.2%   50     1.2%   21    0.5%       22    0.5%   9     0.2%   21       0.5%   0    0.0%   3    0.1%
       13             B     496   1,096 1,592          454   28.5% 1,007     63.3%   19    1.2%    45    2.8%   17    1.1%   22     1.4%    5    0.3%       15    0.9%   1     0.1%    7       0.4%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       13             C     106     329   435           98   22.5%   306     70.3%    4    0.9%    12    2.8%    1    0.2%    5     1.1%    3    0.7%        3    0.7%   0     0.0%    3       0.7%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%

       14             A    231       586    817       100    12.2%     124   15.2%   78    9.5%   412   50.4%   20    2.4%   23     2.8%   31    3.8%       23    2.8%   2     0.2%       4    0.5%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       14             B    104       194    298        52    17.4%      67   22.5%   28    9.4%   109   36.6%    8    2.7%    8     2.7%   15    5.0%       10    3.4%   1     0.3%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%
       14             C     19        52     71         8    11.3%      19   26.8%    7    9.9%    26   36.6%    3    4.2%    2     2.8%    1    1.4%        5    7.0%   0     0.0%       0    0.0%   0    0.0%   0    0.0%




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                            Total                       Whit e               Black                     Hispanic                 AAPI                    AIAN                   Hawaiian
  Employee     Process                             Men       Women         Men       Women         Men        Women        Men       Women         Men       Women         Men       Women
    level       stage Men Women          All    No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent

      15             A   3,458   4,713 8,171    2,517   30.8% 2,761    33.8%   661    8.1% 1,494   18.3%   114    1.4%   196   2.4%   145   1.8%   231      2.8%   20   0.2%   31      0.4%   1   0.0%   0   0.0%
      15             B   1,043   1,723 2,766      843   30.5% 1,163    42.0%   125    4.5% 405     14.6%    35    1.3%    64   2.3%    29   1.0%    86      3.1%   10   0.4%    5      0.2%   1   0.0%   0   0.0%
      15             C     238     437   675      192   28.4%   321    47.6%    28    4.1%    84   12.4%     8    1.2%    15   2.2%     8   1.2%    14      2.1%    1   0.1%    3      0.4%   1   0.1%   0   0.0%

      16             A   9,504   5,756 15,260   5,997   39.3% 2,763    18.1% 2,080   13.6% 2,303   15.1%   845    5.5%   342   2.2%   516   3.4%   317      2.1%   65   0.4%   29      0.2%   1   0.0%   2   0.0%
      16             B   6,371   3,921 10,292   4,187   40.7% 1,982    19.3% 1,190   11.6% 1,461   14.2%   579    5.6%   227   2.2%   365   3.5%   234      2.3%   49   0.5%   16      0.2%   1   0.0%   1   0.0%
      16             C   1,681   1,032 2,713    1,164   42.9%   597    22.0% 291     10.7% 319     11.8%   142    5.2%    64   2.4%    75   2.8%    48      1.8%    8   0.3%    4      0.1%   1   0.0%   0   0.0%

      17             A    825       770 1,595    539    33.8%    357   22.4%   159   10.0%   333   20.9%    67    4.2%   54    3.4%    52   3.3%       26   1.6%   8    0.5%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      17             B    387       369   756    271    35.8%    193   25.5%    62    8.2%   132   17.5%    25    3.3%   35    4.6%    24   3.2%        9   1.2%   5    0.7%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      17             C    124       107   231     82    35.5%     67   29.0%    25   10.8%    28   12.1%     8    3.5%   10    4.3%     7   3.0%        2   0.9%   2    0.9%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      18             A   3,272   1,780 5,052    2,575   51.0% 1,295    25.6%   373    7.4%   310   6.1%    214    4.2%    85   1.7%    85   1.7%       76   1.5%   23   0.5%   11      0.2%   2   0.0%   3   0.1%
      18             B   1,410     792 2,202    1,167   53.0%   606    27.5%   134    6.1%   112   5.1%     64    2.9%    41   1.9%    34   1.5%       26   1.2%   10   0.5%    5      0.2%   1   0.0%   2   0.1%
      18             C     364     241   605      301   49.8%   192    31.7%    34    5.6%    25   4.1%     17    2.8%    15   2.5%    11   1.8%        8   1.3%    1   0.2%    1      0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      19             A   1,362      811 2,173    869    40.0%    413   19.0%   295   13.6%   280   12.9%   133    6.1%   72    3.3%   58    2.7%       42   1.9%   6    0.3%       4   0.2%   1   0.0%   0   0.0%
      19             B     634      382 1,016    441    43.4%    205   20.2%   111   10.9%   112   11.0%    54    5.3%   35    3.4%   24    2.4%       28   2.8%   4    0.4%       2   0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      19             C     158      117   275    112    40.7%     71   25.8%    27    9.8%    26    9.5%    12    4.4%   11    4.0%    5    1.8%        8   2.9%   2    0.7%       1   0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      20             A   3,250   1,117 4,367    2,336   53.5%    673   15.4%   486   11.1%   327   7.5%    252    5.8%    68   1.6%   162   3.7%       38   0.9%   14   0.3%   11      0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      20             B   1,244     443 1,687      944   56.0%    303   18.0%   137    8.1%    94   5.6%     92    5.5%    23   1.4%    66   3.9%       18   1.1%    5   0.3%    5      0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      20             C     317     120   437      249   57.0%     82   18.8%    30    6.9%    25   5.7%     26    5.9%     9   2.1%    11   2.5%        3   0.7%    1   0.2%    1      0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      21             A   2,610   1,427 4,037    1,886   46.7%    849   21.0%   433   10.7%   469   11.6%   207    5.1%   73    1.8%   72    1.8%       33   0.8%   12   0.3%       3   0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      21             B     973     498 1,471      771   52.4%    340   23.1%   116    7.9%   112    7.6%    72    4.9%   36    2.4%   10    0.7%        9   0.6%    4   0.3%       1   0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      21             C     239      92   331      189   57.1%     55   16.6%    24    7.3%    26    7.9%    23    6.9%    8    2.4%    2    0.6%        2   0.6%    1   0.3%       1   0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      22             A   1,760      598 2,358   1,113   47.2%    313   13.3%   386   16.4%   202   8.6%    121    5.1%   42    1.8%   128   5.4%       38   1.6%   12   0.5%       3   0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      22             B     610      321   931     426   45.8%    202   21.7%    98   10.5%    68   7.3%     38    4.1%   21    2.3%    44   4.7%       28   3.0%    4   0.4%       2   0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      22             C     139       74   213     101   47.4%     40   18.8%    18    8.5%    21   9.9%     13    6.1%    6    2.8%     6   2.8%        7   3.3%    1   0.5%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      23             A   1,842   1,392 3,234    1,372   42.4%    819   25.3%   298    9.2%   488   15.1%   104    3.2%   49    1.5%   60    1.9%       32   1.0%   8    0.2%       4   0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      23             B     583     459 1,042      444   42.6%    288   27.6%    74    7.1%   138   13.2%    37    3.6%   21    2.0%   24    2.3%       12   1.2%   4    0.4%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      23             C     122      81   203       86   42.4%     53   26.1%    17    8.4%    24   11.8%    12    5.9%    1    0.5%    7    3.4%        3   1.5%   0    0.0%       0   0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

      24             A   1,115      357 1,472    771    52.4%    186   12.6%   196   13.3%   140   9.5%    114    7.7%    8    0.5%    23   1.6%       15   1.0%   11   0.7%       8   0.5%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      24             B     361      111   472    262    55.5%     75   15.9%    46    9.7%    33   7.0%     42    8.9%    1    0.2%     7   1.5%        1   0.2%    4   0.8%       1   0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
      24             C      86       31   117     65    55.6%     20   17.1%    11    9.4%     9   7.7%      8    6.8%    1    0.9%     2   1.7%        0   0.0%    0   0.0%       1   0.9%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%




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                             Total                       Whit e               Black                     Hispanic                 AAPI                    AIAN                   Hawaiian
  Employee         Process                          Men       Women         Men       Women         Men        Women        Men       Women         Men       Women         Men       Women
    level           stage Men Women       All    No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent

      25             A    1,891   1,101 2,992    1,460   48.8%     648    21.7%    245    8.2%     332    11.1%    102    3.4%      53    1.8%     73    2.4%        51   1.7%    11    0.4%    17      0.6%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%
      25             B      601     402 1,003      477   47.6%     243    24.2%     55    5.5%      97     9.7%     31    3.1%      24    2.4%     32    3.2%        26   2.6%     6    0.6%    12      1.2%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%
      25             C      120      75   195       96   49.2%      44    22.6%     14    7.2%      22    11.3%      5    2.6%       4    2.1%      4    2.1%         3   1.5%     1    0.5%     2      1.0%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%

      26             A     152       45    197    106    53.8%      32    16.2%     29    14.7%     11     5.6%     15     7.6%      1    0.5%      2    1.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%        1   0.5%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%
      26             B      57       26     83     38    45.8%      20    24.1%     11    13.3%      5     6.0%      6     7.2%      1    1.2%      2    2.4%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%        0   0.0%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%
      26             C      11        6     17      6    35.3%       3    17.6%      2    11.8%      2    11.8%      2    11.8%      1    5.9%      1    5.9%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%        0   0.0%     0    0.0%      0     0.0%


Grand total

Total 

(Applications)           34,248 26,835 61,083 24,267             16,128           5,895           8,234           2,405           1,269          1,460          1,023            216           173                5             8            

% of total                56.07 43.93 100.0 39.73                 26.40            9.65           13.48            3.94            2.08           2.39           1.67            0.35          0.28            0.01          0.01 



Total
(Best qualified)         15,436 12,382 27,818 11,268              7,931           2,237           3,216           1,124            624            690            538             114             70               3             3
 % of total               55.49 44.51 100.0 40.51                 28.51            8.04           11.56            4.04            2.24           2.48           1.93            0.41          0.25            0.01          0.01

Total
(Promotions)              3,842   3,272 7,114    2,853            2,248            538             715             285             170            144            114               20            25               2             0
% of total                54.01   45.99 100.0    40.10            31.60            7.56           10.05            4.01            2.39           2.02           1.60            0.28          0.35            0.03          0.00

Grouping

percentage                                                71.70%                            17.61%                          6.40%                         3.63%                          0.63%                         0.03% 


Legend          

A Applications

B Considered best qualified 

C Promoted


Source: USPS data.

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
  American Indian and Alaskan Native. 





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                                  Total                   White                      Black                     Hispanic                     AAPI                    AIAN                   Hawaiian
Employee Process                                  Men             Women        Men             Women       Men         Women           Men     Women           Men     Women           Men     Women
level    stage   Men          Women All           No.     Percent No.  Percent No.     Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No.  Percent

Postal workforce
percentage                                                41.4%         22.4%          11.3%         10.1%        5.1%          2.3%         4.3%            2.4%         0.3%           0.3%       0.02%       0.02%

01          A           3     3           6       2       33.3%   2     33.3%   1      16.7%   1     16.7%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
01          B           3     3           6       2       33.3%   2     33.3%   1      16.7%   1     16.7%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
01          C           1     1           2       1       50.0%   1     50.0%   0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

03          A           6     10          16      2       12.5% 0       0.0%    4      25.0%   9     56.3%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    1       6.3%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
03          B           3     1           4       1       25.0% 0       0.0%    2      50.0%   0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    1       25.0%   0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
03          C           1     0           1       1       100.0% 0      0.0%    0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

06          A           8     2           10      0       0.0%    0     0.0%    8      80.0%   2     20.0%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
06          B           2     2           4       0       0.0%    0     0.0%    2      50.0%   2     50.0%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
06          C           1     1           2       0       0.0%    0     0.0%    1      50.0%   1     50.0%   0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

07          A           3     0           3       2       66.7% 0       0.0%    0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    1    33.3%   0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
07          B           3     0           3       2       66.7% 0       0.0%    0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    1    33.3%   0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
07          C           1     0           1       1       100.0% 0      0.0%    0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

09          A           1     3           4       0       0.0%    2     50.0%   0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    1    25.0%   1       25.0%   0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
09          B           1     3           4       0       0.0%    2     50.0%   0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    1    25.0%   1       25.0%   0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
09          C           1     1           2       0       0.0%    1     50.0%   0      0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    1    50.0%   0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

10          A           4     15          19      1       5.3%    5     26.3%   0      0.0%    9     47.4%   2    10.5%   1     5.3%    1    5.3%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
10          B           1     9           10      1       10.0%   4     40.0%   0      0.0%    4     40.0%   0    0.0%    1     10.0%   0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
10          C           0     4           4       0       0.0%    2     50.0%   0      0.0%    1     25.0%   0    0.0%    1     25.0%   0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

11          A           1,004 2,662       3,666   833     22.7%   1,898 51.8%   90     2.5%    555   15.1%   58   1.6%    131   3.6%    15   0.4%    64      1.7%    7    0.2%   14      0.4%   1   0.0%    0   0.0%
11          B           386   1,137       1,523   339     22.3%   918   60.3%   29     1.9%    145   9.5%    9    0.6%    54    3.5%    8    0.5%    16      1.1%    1    0.1%   4       0.3%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
11          C           72    337         409     68      16.6%   285   69.7%   4      1.0%    31    7.6%    0    0.0%    12    2.9%    0    0.0%    8       2.0%    0    0.0%   1       0.2%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

12          A           5     14          19      5       26.3%   13    68.4% 0        0.0%    1     5.3%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
12          B           1     4           5       1       20.0%   4     80.0% 0        0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%
12          C           0     1           1       0       0.0%    1     100.0% 0       0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0     0.0%    0    0.0%    0       0.0%    0    0.0%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%

13          A           1,379 2,532       3,911   1,189   30.4%   2,163 55.3%   87     2.2%    237   6.1%    55   1.4%    77    2.0%    37   0.9%    39      1.0%    11   0.3%   15      0.4%   0   0.0%    1   0.0%
13          B           511   1,091       1,602   462     28.8%   972   60.7%   17     1.1%    75    4.7%    19   1.2%    25    1.6%    5    0.3%    13      0.8%    8    0.5%   5       0.3%   0   0.0%    1   0.1%
13          C           136   312         448     125     27.9%   278   62.1%   6      1.3%    21    4.7%    3    0.7%    9     2.0%    2    0.4%    3       0.7%    0    0.0%   1       0.2%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%


14          A           122   263         385     42      10.9%   94    24.4%   45     11.7%   153   39.7%   4    1.0%    1     0.3%    30   7.8%    15      3.9%    1    0.3%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%    0   0.0%


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                                Total                    White                         Black                     Hispanic                      AAPI                   AIAN                    Hawaiian
Employee    Process                              Men             Women           Men             Women       Men         Women           Men     Women           Men     Women           Men     Women
level       stage   Men       Women All          No.     Percent No.  Percent    No.     Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No.   Percent
14          B       46        172   218          17      7.8%    73   33.5%      11      5.0%    88  40.4% 3     1.4%    0   0.0%    15   6.9%   11  5.0%    0   0.0%    0   0.0%    0    0.0%   0     0.0%
14          C       12        43    55           5       9.1%    20   36.4%      1       1.8%    21  38.2% 1     1.8%    0   0.0%    5    9.1%   2   3.6%    0   0.0%    0   0.0%    0    0.0%   0     0.0%

15          A           2,481 3,505     5,986    1,846   30.8%   2,256 37.7%     357     6.0%    943   15.8%   151   2.5%   195   3.3%   98    1.6%   90    1.5%   29   0.5%   21      0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
15          B           1,116 1,573     2,689    895     33.3%   1,085 40.3%     106     3.9%    358   13.3%   52    1.9%   94    3.5%   52    1.9%   27    1.0%   11   0.4%   9       0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
15          C           232   409       641      185     28.9%   306   47.7%     19      3.0%    68    10.6%   14    2.2%   23    3.6%   11    1.7%   7     1.1%   3    0.5%   5       0.8%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

16          A           8,565 5,384     13,949   5,273   37.8%   2,529   18.1%   1,912 13.7%     2,168 15.5%   851   6.1%   396   2.8%   459   3.3%   255   1.8%   70   0.5%   35      0.3%   0   0.0%   1   0.0%
16          B           5,704 3,567     9,271    3,654   39.4%   1,824   19.7%   1,199 12.9%     1,298 14.0%   539   5.8%   253   2.7%   272   2.9%   167   1.8%   40   0.4%   25      0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
16          C           1,591 1,001     2,592    1,052   40.6%   559     21.6%   304   11.7%     311 12.0%     149   5.7%   78    3.0%   77    3.0%   42    1.6%   9    0.3%   11      0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

17          A           1,038 1,160     2,198    617     28.1%   461     21.0%   300     13.6%   567   25.8%   76    3.5%   94    4.3%   37    1.7%   33    1.5%   8    0.4%   5       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
17          B           467   522       989      314     31.7%   254     25.7%   99      10.0%   214   21.6%   35    3.5%   30    3.0%   16    1.6%   22    2.2%   3    0.3%   2       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
17          C           133   136       269      93      34.6%   73      27.1%   22      8.2%    49    18.2%   9     3.3%   10    3.7%   7     2.6%   4     1.5%   2    0.7%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

18          A           2,753 1,681     4,434    2,143   48.3%   1,186   26.7%   355     8.0%    336   7.6%    174   3.9%   100   2.3%   59    1.3%   41    0.9%   22   0.5%   18      0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
18          B           1,283 824       2,107    1,013   48.1%   623     29.6%   154     7.3%    128   6.1%    81    3.8%   46    2.2%   27    1.3%   18    0.9%   8    0.4%   9       0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
18          C           354   227       581      278     47.8%   159     27.4%   41      7.1%    42    7.2%    23    4.0%   17    2.9%   10    1.7%   5     0.9%   2    0.3%   4       0.7%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

19          A           958   609       1,567    612     39.1%   292     18.6%   233     14.9%   239   15.3%   69    4.4%   43    2.7%   32    2.0%   34    2.2%   12   0.8%   1       0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
19          B           467   331       798      325     40.7%   176     22.1%   87      10.9%   115   14.4%   33    4.1%   20    2.5%   16    2.0%   19    2.4%   6    0.8%   1       0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
19          C           128   95        223      87      39.0%   56      25.1%   23      10.3%   27    12.1%   12    5.4%   9     4.0%   5     2.2%   3     1.3%   1    0.4%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

20          A           3,092 1,156     4,248    2,159   50.8%   703     16.5%   561     13.2%   345   8.1%    248   5.8%   59    1.4%   90    2.1%   37    0.9%   34   0.8%   11      0.3%   0   0.0%   1   0.0%
20          B           1,331 532       1,863    977     52.4%   328     17.6%   208     11.2%   146   7.8%    92    4.9%   31    1.7%   42    2.3%   23    1.2%   12   0.6%   4       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
20          C           318   152       470      232     49.4%   97      20.6%   44      9.4%    43    9.1%    27    5.7%   4     0.9%   10    2.1%   6     1.3%   5    1.1%   2       0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

21          A           1,637 880       2,517    1,117   44.4%   438     17.4%   293     11.6%   345   13.7%   166   6.6%   53    2.1%   50    2.0%   40    1.6%   10   0.4%   2       0.1%   1   0.0%   2   0.1%
21          B           712   409       1,121    520     46.4%   235     21.0%   100     8.9%    139   12.4%   70    6.2%   23    2.1%   19    1.7%   12    1.1%   2    0.2%   0       0.0%   1   0.1%   0   0.0%
21          C           185   123       308      145     47.1%   78      25.3%   19      6.2%    33    10.7%   15    4.9%   7     2.3%   5     1.6%   5     1.6%   0    0.0%   0       0.0%   1   0.3%   0   0.0%

22          A           2,003 715       2,718    1,308   48.1%   377     13.9%   431     15.9%   248   9.1%    164   6.0%   40    1.5%   81    3.0%   47    1.7%   19   0.7%   3       0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
22          B           827   348       1,175    578     49.2%   203     17.3%   138     11.7%   102   8.7%    55    4.7%   19    1.6%   47    4.0%   22    1.9%   9    0.8%   2       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
22          C           202   79        281      160     56.9%   45      16.0%   22      7.8%    17    6.0%    12    4.3%   7     2.5%   8     2.8%   9     3.2%   0    0.0%   1       0.4%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%

23          A           1,003 697       1,700    728     42.8%   308     18.1%   150     8.8%    304   17.9%   77    4.5%   41    2.4%   42    2.5%   41    2.4%   6    0.4%   3       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
23          B           471   336       807      347     43.0%   170     21.1%   65      8.1%    119   14.7%   39    4.8%   32    4.0%   18    2.2%   14    1.7%   2    0.2%   1       0.1%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
23          C           124   89        213      91      42.7%   50      23.5%   17      8.0%    26    12.2%   9     4.2%   7     3.3%   6     2.8%   6     2.8%   1    0.5%   0       0.0%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%


24          A           1,139 408       1,547    776     50.2%   216     14.0%   212     13.7%   151   9.8%    95    6.1%   22    1.4%   48    3.1%   14    0.9%   8    0.5%   5       0.3%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%
24          B           330   172       502      232     46.2%   96      19.1%   52      10.4%   55    11.0%   22    4.4%   14    2.8%   23    4.6%   6     1.2%   1    0.2%   1       0.2%   0   0.0%   0   0.0%



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                                Total                     White                           Black                     Hispanic                      AAPI                   AIAN                    Hawaiian
Employee Process                                Men               Women        Men                  Women       Men         Women           Men     Women           Men     Women           Men     Women
level    stage   Men          Women All         No.       Percent No.  Percent No.          Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No.   Percent
24       C       84           48    132         63        47.7% 26     19.7% 10             7.6%    16  12.1% 6     4.5%    5   3.8%    5    3.8%   1   0.8%    0   0.0%    0   0.0%    0    0.0%   0     0.0%

25            A         1,205 685       1,890   916       48.5%   408      21.6%   173      9.2%    214     11.3%   54      2.9%   17      0.9%   51      2.7%   36      1.9%   11     0.6%   10      0.5%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%
25            B         446   265       711     348       48.9%   167      23.5%   54       7.6%    70      9.8%    19      2.7%   7       1.0%   19      2.7%   19      2.7%   6      0.8%   2       0.3%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%
25            C         104   65        169     81        47.9%   42       24.9%   13       7.7%    15      8.9%    4       2.4%   2       1.2%   5       3.0%   6       3.6%   1      0.6%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%

26            A         192   48        240     141       58.8%   32       13.3%   17       7.1%    13      5.4%    23      9.6%   3       1.3%   8       3.3%   0       0.0%   3      1.3%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%
26            B         51    15        66      43        65.2%   8        12.1%   6        9.1%    5       7.6%    2       3.0%   2       3.0%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%
26            C         12    5         17      8         47.1%   3        17.6%   4        23.5%   2       11.8%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%   0       0.0%   0       0.0%   0      0.0%

Grand total

Total
(Applications)          28,601 22,432 51,033    19,712            13,383           5,229            6,840           2,267          1,273          1,140          788            251           143            2              5
 % of total             56.04 43.96 100.00      38.6              26.22            10.25            13.40           4.44           2.49           2.23           1.54           0.49          0.28           0.00           0.01

Total

(Best qualified)        14,162 11,316 25,478 10,071               7,144            2,330            3,064           1,070          651            581            391            109           65             1              1
% of total              55.59 44.41 100.00 39.53                  28.04            9.15             12.03           4.20           2.56           2.28           1.53           0.43          0.26           0.0            0.00

Total
                                                  2,676
(Promotions)            3,692 3,129     6,821                     2,082            550              724             284            191            157            107            24            25             1              0
% of total              54.13 45.87     100.00 39.23              30.52            8.06             10.61           4.16           2.80           2.30           1.57           0.35          0.37           0.01           0.00

Grouping

Percentage                                      69.76%                             18.68%                           6.96%                         3.87%                         0.72%                        0.01%                        


Legend 

A Applications

B Considered best qualified 

C Promoted


Source: USPS data 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
  American Indian and Alaskan Native. 





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                                 Total                                   White                    Black              Hispanic                 AAPI                    AIAN                                           Hawaiian
Employee Process                                            Men              Women       Men         Women       Men        Women        Men       Women         Men       Women                               Men          Women
  level   stage      Men        Women        All         No. Percent      No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent                        No. Percent    No. Percent

Postal workforce
percentage                                                       41.1%             22.6%         11.2%         10.1%        5.1%         2.4%         4.5%             2.5%         0.3%             0.3%          0.02%          0.02%

    01        A            12        12             24       9 37.5%          8    33.3%     2    8.3%     4   16.7%    1    4.2%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    01        B             6         4             10       5 50.0%          2    20.0%     1   10.0%     2   20.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    01        C             3         0              3       3 100.0%         0     0.0%     0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    02        A             0            1           1       0    0.0%        1 100.0%       0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    02        B             0            1           1       0    0.0%        1 100.0%       0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    02        C             0            1           1       0    0.0%        1 100.0%       0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    06        A             2            3           5       2   40.0%        3 60.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    06        B             1            2           3       1   33.3%        2 66.7%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    06        C             0            1           1       0    0.0%        1 100.0%       0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    07        A             4        14             18       3   16.7%       13 72.2%        1    5.6%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    1    5.6%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    07        B             4        14             18       3   16.7%       13 72.2%        1    5.6%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    1    5.6%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    07        C             0         1              1       0    0.0%        1 100.0%       0    0.0%     0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    09        A             3        20             23       1    4.3%       16    69.6%     0    0.0%     1    4.3%    1    4.3%    2    8.7%    1    4.3%        1    4.3%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    09        B             1        18             19       0    0.0%       16    84.2%     0    0.0%     1    5.3%    0    0.0%    1    5.3%    1    5.3%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    09        C             0         4              4       0    0.0%        2    50.0%     0    0.0%     1   25.0%    0    0.0%    1   25.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%    0    0.0%        0    0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    11        A         696       1,929       2,625        644   24.5%     1,621   61.8%    23    0.9%   209    8.0%   20    0.8%   64    2.4%    7    0.3%       22    0.8%   2     0.1%       13    0.5%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    11        B         287         877       1,164        264   22.7%       760   65.3%     9    0.8%    75    6.4%   12    1.0%   29    2.5%    2    0.2%        9    0.8%   0     0.0%        4    0.3%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    11        C          74         259         333         71   21.3%       218   65.5%     2    0.6%    22    6.6%    1    0.3%   14    4.2%    0    0.0%        1    0.3%   0     0.0%        4    1.2%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    13        A       1,183       2,448       3,631      1,010   27.8%     1,995   54.9%   92     2.5%   313    8.6%   42    1.2%   60    1.7%   27    0.7%       59    1.6%   12    0.3%       21    0.6%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    13        B         471       1,055       1,526        408   26.7%       873   57.2%   27     1.8%   117    7.7%   24    1.6%   28    1.8%    9    0.6%       27    1.8%    3    0.2%       10    0.7%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    13        C          95         304         399         78   19.5%       261   65.4%    5     1.3%    22    5.5%    9    2.3%   13    3.3%    2    0.5%        4    1.0%    1    0.3%        4    1.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    14        A            76       265            341      38   11.1%       75    22.0%    22    6.5%   179   52.5%   4     1.2%    3    0.9%   11    3.2%       7     2.1%   1     0.3%       1     0.3%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    14        B            48       187            235      27   11.5%       55    23.4%    15    6.4%   128   54.5%   2     0.9%    1    0.4%    4    1.7%       3     1.3%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    14        C            16        28             44      11   25.0%        8    18.2%     3    6.8%    19   43.2%   1     2.3%    1    2.3%    1    2.3%       0     0.0%   0     0.0%       0     0.0%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%

    15        A       1,774       2,610       4,384      1,414   32.3%     1,796   41.0%   171    3.9%   609   13.9%   83    1.9%   97    2.2%   97    2.2%       98    2.2%   9     0.2%       10    0.2%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    15        B         841       1,156       1,997        670   33.6%       769   38.5%    79    4.0%   279   14.0%   33    1.7%   55    2.8%   58    2.9%       49    2.5%   1     0.1%        4    0.2%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%
    15        C         162         327         489        132   27.0%       242   49.5%    13    2.7%    58   11.9%    7    1.4%   18    3.7%   10    2.0%        8    1.6%   0     0.0%        1    0.2%     0    0.0%      0    0.0%




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                              Total                          White                   Black              Hispanic                 AAPI                    AIAN                                      Hawaiian
Employee Process                                    Men          Women       Men        Women       Men        Women       Men        Women        Men        Women                          Men          Women
  level   stage      Men    Women      All      No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent                    No. Percent    No. Percent
   16       A         6,587   4,581    11,168    3,659 32.8% 1,933 17.3% 1,760 15.8% 2,093 18.7%  619   5.5% 313   2.8%  522   4.7% 210   1.9%    27   0.2%   31  0.3%                       0   0.0%       1   0.0%
   16       B         4,528   3,125     7,653    2,592 33.9% 1,429 18.7% 1,146 15.0% 1,298 17.0%  438   5.7% 221   2.9%  330   4.3% 153   2.0%    22   0.3%   23  0.3%                       0   0.0%       1   0.0%
   16       C         1,223     809     2,032      777 38.2%     440 21.7% 235 11.6%    249 12.3% 123   6.1%    68 3.3%   82   4.0%   45  2.2%     6   0.3%    6  0.3%                       0   0.0%       1   0.0%

    17        A        610       535    1,145     398   34.8%   209   18.3%   113   9.9%    244   21.3%    44   3.8%   53   4.6%   51   4.5%       27   2.4%    4   0.3%        2   0.2%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    17        B        379       335      714     250   35.0%   131   18.3%    71   9.9%    153   21.4%    30   4.2%   37   5.2%   25   3.5%       13   1.8%    3   0.4%        1   0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    17        C         92        97      189      62   32.8%    50   26.5%    16   8.5%     30   15.9%     6   3.2%   11   5.8%    7   3.7%        6   3.2%    1   0.5%        0   0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    18        A       1,977    1,195    3,172   1,598   50.4%   906   28.6%   202   6.4%    203   6.4%    118   3.7%   57   1.8%   51   1.6%       19   0.6%   8    0.3%       10   0.3%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    18        B         892      597    1,489     741   49.8%   427   28.7%    82   5.5%    124   8.3%     43   2.9%   27   1.8%   23   1.5%       14   0.9%   3    0.2%        5   0.3%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    18        C         251      160      411     210   51.1%   114   27.7%    18   4.4%     33   8.0%     17   4.1%    7   1.7%    5   1.2%        4   1.0%   1    0.2%        2   0.5%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    19        A       1,227      749    1,976     889   45.0%   393   19.9%   174   8.8%    267   13.5%   112   5.7%   41   2.1%   49   2.5%       47   2.4%    3   0.2%       1    0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    19        B         601      408    1,009     452   44.8%   253   25.1%    60   5.9%    120   11.9%    61   6.0%   14   1.4%   25   2.5%       20   2.0%    3   0.3%       1    0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    19        C         118      109      227      90   39.6%    65   28.6%     9   4.0%     33   14.5%    15   6.6%    4   1.8%    4   1.8%        7   3.1%    0   0.0%       0    0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    20        A       1,943      857    2,800   1,408   50.3%   548   19.6%   304   10.9%   221   7.9%    163   5.8%   47   1.7%   54   1.9%       33   1.2%   14   0.5%       8    0.3%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    20        B         869      427    1,296     626   48.3%   281   21.7%   137   10.6%   103   7.9%     66   5.1%   21   1.6%   30   2.3%       18   1.4%   10   0.8%       4    0.3%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    20        C         213      135      348     157   45.1%    93   26.7%    27    7.8%    26   7.5%     18   5.2%    9   2.6%    8   2.3%        6   1.7%    3   0.9%       1    0.3%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    21        A       1,560      759    2,319   1,134   48.9%   450   19.4%   223   9.6%    232   10.0%   119   5.1%   33   1.4%   69   3.0%       42   1.8%   15   0.6%       2    0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    21        B         717      374    1,091     542   49.7%   241   22.1%    82   7.5%    102    9.3%    54   4.9%   18   1.6%   36   3.3%       12   1.1%    3   0.3%       1    0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    21        C         173      103      276     135   48.9%    74   26.8%    19   6.9%     18    6.5%    15   5.4%    7   2.5%    4   1.4%        3   1.1%    0   0.0%       1    0.4%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    22        A       1,018      392    1,410     629   44.6%   210   14.9%   198   14.0%   125   8.9%    110   7.8%   37   2.6%   75   5.3%       18   1.3%    6   0.4%        2   0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    22        B         468      213      681     290   42.6%   134   19.7%    73   10.7%    50   7.3%     55   8.1%   18   2.6%   47   6.9%       10   1.5%    3   0.4%        1   0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    22        C         123       60      183      84   45.9%    39   21.3%    18    9.8%    13   7.1%     11   6.0%    5   2.7%    8   4.4%        2   1.1%    2   1.1%        1   0.5%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    23        A        979       471    1,450     777   53.6%   321   22.1%    93   6.4%    116   8.0%     62   4.3%   23   1.6%   30   2.1%       10   0.7%   17   1.2%        1   0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    23        B        483       228      711     391   55.0%   158   22.2%    34   4.8%     60   8.4%     34   4.8%    5   0.7%   14   2.0%        5   0.7%   10   1.4%        0   0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    23        C        115        57      172      95   55.2%    43   25.0%     6   3.5%     11   6.4%      8   4.7%    2   1.2%    4   2.3%        1   0.6%    2   1.2%        0   0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    24        A       1,106      312    1,418     843   59.4%   161   11.4%   168   11.8%   127    9.0%    59   4.2%   13   0.9%   30   2.1%        9   0.6%    6   0.4%       2    0.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    24        B         328      119      447     248   55.5%    66   14.8%    60   13.4%    40    8.9%    11   2.5%    9   2.0%    7   1.6%        4   0.9%    2   0.4%       0    0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    24        C          74       30      104      53   51.0%    15   14.4%    15   14.4%    12   11.5%     4   3.8%    1   1.0%    2   1.9%        2   1.9%    0   0.0%       0    0.0%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%

    25        A        577       217     794      420   52.9%   132   16.6%   103   13.0%    58   7.3%     22   2.8%   11   1.4%   27   3.4%       13   1.6%    5   0.6%       3    0.4%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    25        B        253        99     352      197   56.0%    62   17.6%    38   10.8%    21   6.0%     14   4.0%    5   1.4%    4   1.1%        9   2.6%    0   0.0%       2    0.6%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%
    25        C         63        26      89       50   56.2%    19   21.3%     9   10.1%     4   4.5%      4   4.5%    0   0.0%    0   0.0%        2   2.2%    0   0.0%       1    1.1%     0   0.0%       0   0.0%




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Fiscal year 2002
                                                                                                                                           a                      b
                                Total                            White                   Black              Hispanic                  AAPI                    AIAN                     Hawaiian
Employee Process                                        Men          Women      Men         Women       Men        Women        Men        Women        Men        Women         Men          Women
  level   stage       Men    Women       All         No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent   No. Percent    No. Percent
   26       A           145      34            179     110 61.5%      29 16.2% 16   8.9%      3 1.7%   12   6.7%     1 0.6%     6   3.4%    1  0.6%     1   0.6%    0  0.0%      0   0.0%       0   0.0%
   26       B             50     11             61      38 62.3%       7 11.5%  4   6.6%      3 4.9%    5   8.2%     0 0.0%     3   4.9%    1  1.6%     0   0.0%    0  0.0%      0   0.0%       0   0.0%
   26       C             11      3             14       7 50.0%       2 14.3%  2 14.3%       0 0.0%    2 14.3%      0 0.0%     0   0.0%    1  7.1%     0   0.0%    0  0.0%      0   0.0%       0   0.0%




Grand total

Total 

(Applications)        21,479    17,404   38,883      14,986       10,820      3,665        5,004       1,591       856        1,107        616        130         107             0             1

 % of total            55.24     44.76   100.00       38.54        27.83       9.43        12.87        4.09       2.20        2.85        1.58       0.33        0.28         0.00          0.00



Total
(Best qualified)       11,227    9,250   20,477       7,745        5,680      1,919        2,676        882        490         618         347          63          56            0             1
 % of total             54.83    45.17   100.00       37.82        27.74       9.37        13.07        4.31       2.39        3.02        1.69       0.31        0.27         0.00          0.00

Total
(Promotions)            2,806    2,514    5,320       2,015        1,688       397          551         241        161         137           92         16          21            0             1
 % of total             52.74    47.26    100.0       37.88        31.73       7.46        10.36        4.53       3.03        2.58        1.73       0.30        0.39         0.00          0.02


Grouping

percentage                                                    69.61%                  17.82%                   7.56%                  4.30%                   0.70%                     0.02% 



Legend     

A Applications

B Considered best qualified 

C Promoted


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
  American Indian and Alaskan Native. 





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     Enclosure IV

                                            USPS Retirements for Each Employee Level, Including PCES
                                                             Fiscal Years 2000–2002
Workforce                                                                                                                              Total        Total
                             Total                                                         a       a        b     b
Fiscal year                             White   White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI       AAPI     AIAN AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                 males      females male    female male female male    female male         female   male female male   female women)        minorities)

Postal workforce 

percentage            62.68 %    37.32% 41.84% 22.31% 11.33% 10.10%   5.01%    2.26% 4.19%       2.37% .29%     .25%    .02%    .02%       37.32%       35.85% 


Level 00
Percentage            59.68%     40.32% 59.09% 39.92% 0.20% 0.13%     0.33%    0.20% 0.00%       0.00% 0.07% 0.07%     0.00%   0.00%       40.32%           0.99%
Number                    903        610    894    604    3     2         5        3     0           0     1     1         0       0

Level 01
Percentage            33.33%     66.67% 33.33% 11.11% 0.00% 44.44%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 0.00%          0.00%   0.00%       66.67%       55.56%
Number                     3          6      3      1     0      4        0        0     0      1     0     0              0       0

Level 02
Percentage            81.82%     18.18% 45.45% 0.00% 24.24% 18.18%    6.06%    0.00% 6.06%       0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       18.18%       54.55%
Number                     27         6      15    0      8      6        2        0     2           0     0     0         0       0

Level 03
Percentage            87.01%     12.99% 52.82% 9.04% 25.14% 3.67%     4.80%    0.00% 3.67%       0.28% 0.28% 0.00%     0.28%   0.00%       12.99%       38.14%
Number                    308         46    187    32     89    13        17       0     13          1     1     0         1       0

Level 04
Percentage            76.67%     23.33% 47.22% 9.78% 22.33% 12.33%    4.67%    0.78% 2.33%       0.44% 0.11% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       23.33%       43.00%
Number                    690        210    425    88    201    111       42       7     21          4     1     0         0       0

Level 05
Percentage            74.67%     25.33% 56.14% 15.52% 10.94% 8.26%    5.18%    0.92% 2.25%       0.53% 0.14% 0.09%     0.02%   0.01%       25.33%       28.34%
Number                 6,029      2,045  4,533   1,253    883   667      418       74   182          43    11    7         2       1




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Workforce                                                                                                                     Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total      White     White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa   AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000           males      females male      female male female male    female male female     male female male     female women)        minorities)

Level 06
Percentage      74.77%     25.23% 52.87% 10.70% 15.45% 13.32%    4.39%    0.71% 1.70%    0.35% 0.35% 0.14%    0.00%   0.00%       25.23%          36.43%
Number           1,055         356    746    151    218    188       62       10    24       5     5     2        0       0

Level 07
Percentage      96.62%         3.38% 73.43% 1.45% 16.43% 1.93%   3.86%    0.00% 2.90%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%           3.38%       25.12%
Number              200            7     152    3      34    4       8        0     6        0     0     0        0       0

Level 08
Percentage     100.00%         0.00% 84.62% 0.00% 7.69% 0.00%    7.69%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%           0.00%       15.38%
Number               13            0      11    0     1     0        1        0     0        0     0     0        0       0

Level 09
Percentage     100.00%         0.00% 73.00% 0.00% 11.00% 0.00%   8.00%    0.00% 6.00%    0.00% 2.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%           0.00%       27.00%
Number              100            0      73    0      11    0       8        0     6        0     2     0        0       0

Level 10
Percentage     100.00%         0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 50.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%           0.00%       50.00%
Number               2             0      1     0      1     0       0        0     0        0     0     0        0       0

Level 11
Percentage      22.48%     77.52% 22.09% 73.26% 0.00% 3.10%      0.39%    0.00% 0.00%    0.39% 0.00% 0.78%    0.00%   0.00%       77.52%              4.65%
Number               58        200     57    189    0     8          1        0     0        1     0     2        0       0

Level 12
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0        0     0        0     0     0        0       0

Level 13
Percentage      37.18%     62.82% 35.02% 59.57% 1.08% 1.81%      0.72%    0.36% 0.00%    0.36% 0.36% 0.72%    0.00%   0.00%       62.82%              5.42%
Number              103        174     97    165    3     5          2        1     0        1     1     2        0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                     Total        Total
Fiscal year            Total      White   White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa     AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000           males      females male    female male female male    female male female       male female male     female women)        minorities)

Level 14
Percentage      46.67%     53.33% 20.00% 36.67% 20.00% 16.67%    3.33%    0.00% 3.33%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       53.33%       43.33%
Number               14         16     6      11     6      5        1        0     1        0     0     0        0       0

Level 15
Percentage      47.95%     52.05% 42.05% 42.31% 2.05% 7.95%      2.82%    1.03% 0.51%    0.00% 0.51% 0.77%    0.00%   0.00%       52.05%       15.64%
Number              187        203    164    165    8     31         11       4     2        0     2     3        0       0

Level 16
Percentage      73.85%     26.15% 44.23% 9.10% 22.05% 16.28%     5.26%    0.26% 2.05%    0.51% 0.26% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       26.15%       46.67%
Number              576        204    345    71    172    127        41       2     16       4     2     0        0       0

Level 17
Percentage      72.92%     27.08% 45.83% 13.19% 18.75% 13.19%    6.25%    0.00% 2.08%    0.69% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       27.08%       40.97%
Number              105         39     66     19     27     19       9        0     3        1     0     0        0       0

Level 18
Percentage      73.90%     26.10% 65.06% 21.69% 4.02% 4.02%      3.61%    0.00% 0.80%    0.40% 0.40% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       26.10%       13.25%
Number              184         65    162     54    10    10         9        0     2        1     1     0        0       0

Level 19
Percentage      81.32%     18.68% 59.34% 9.89% 13.19% 7.69%      8.79%    1.10% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       18.68%       30.77%
Number               74         17     54    9      12    7          8        1     0        0     0     0        0       0

Level 20
Percentage      82.63%     17.37% 63.68% 10.00% 11.58% 5.26%     4.74%    1.05% 2.11%    0.53% 0.53% 0.53%    0.00%   0.00%       17.37%       26.32%
Number              157         33    121     19     22    10        9        2     4        1     1     1        0       0

Level 21
Percentage      80.80%     19.20% 60.80% 8.80% 9.60% 9.60%       8.00%    0.00% 1.60%    0.00% 0.80% 0.80%    0.00%   0.00%       19.20%       30.40%
Number              101         24     76    11    12    12          10       0     2        0     1     1        0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                     Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total      White     White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa   AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000           males      females male      female male female male    female male female     male female male     female women)        minorities)

Level 22
Percentage      86.24%     13.76% 59.63% 4.59% 16.51% 6.42%      8.26%    1.83% 0.92%   0.00% 0.92% 0.92%     0.00%   0.00%       13.76%          35.78%
Number               94         15     65    5      18    7          9        2     1       0     1     1         0       0

Level 23
Percentage      85.19%     14.81% 68.15% 8.89% 10.37% 5.93%      4.44%    0.00% 0.74%   0.00% 1.48% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       14.81%          22.96%
Number              115         20     92    12     14    8          6        0     1       0     2     0         0       0

Level 24
Percentage      84.75%     15.25% 61.86% 4.24% 13.56% 11.02%     5.08%    0.00% 4.24%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       15.25%          33.90%
Number              100         18     73    5      16     13        6        0     5       0     0     0         0       0

Level 25
Percentage      80.85%     19.15% 61.70% 8.51% 8.51% 10.64%      2.13%    0.00% 8.51%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       19.15%          29.79%
Number               38         9      29    4     4      5          1        0     4       0     0     0         0       0

Level 26
Percentage      81.82%     18.18% 54.55% 18.18% 18.18% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00% 9.09%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       18.18%          27.27%
Number               9          2      6      2      2     0         0        0     1       0     0     0         0       0

Level 27
Percentage       0.00% 100.00%         0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%      100.00%         100.00%
Number               0       1             0     0     0     0       0        0     0       1     0     0         0       0

Level 28
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0        0     0       0     0     0         0       0

Level 30
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0        0     0       0     0     0         0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                     Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total     White      White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa   AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000           males     females male       female male female male    female male female     male female male     female women)        minorities)

Level 33
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 34
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 35
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 41
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 51
Percentage      20.00%     80.00% 20.00% 80.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%       80.00%              0.00%
Number               1          4      1      4     0     0          0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 52
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0       0     0     0     0       0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0

Level 53
Percentage      20.00%     80.00% 20.00% 68.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 12.00%     0.00%   0.00%       80.00%          12.00%
Number               5          20     5      17    0     0          0       0     0       0     0      3         0       0

Level 54
Percentage      33.33%     66.67% 33.33% 66.67% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00%       66.67%              0.00%
Number               1          2      1      2     0     0          0       0     0       0     0     0          0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                                    Total           Total
Fiscal year               Total        White       White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa        AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000              males        females male        female male female male    female male female          male female male     female women)        minorities)

Level 55
Percentage           19.05%     80.95% 19.05% 76.19% 0.00% 0.00%         0.00%     0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 4.76%       0.00%      0.00%       80.95%              4.76%
Number                    4          17     4      16    0     0             0         0     0        0     0     1           0          0

Level P1
Percentage           88.89%     11.11% 73.02% 3.17% 12.70% 7.94%         0.00%     0.00% 1.59%    0.00% 1.59% 0.00%       0.00%      0.00%       11.11%          23.81%
Number                    56         7      46    2      8     5             0         0     1        0     1     0           0          0

Level P2
Percentage          100.00%        0.00% 75.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%           0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%      0.00%           0.00%       25.00%
Number                    4            0      3     0     0     0      1               0     0        0     0     0           0          0

Level U1
Percentage            0.00%        0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%     0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%      0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number                     0           0       0        0     0      0       0         0     0        0       0      0        0          0


Grand total
(Total
employees)                15,692

Total               11,316       4,376  8,513   2,914 1,783 1,267          687       106    297       64    33    24          3          1
(% of total)        72.11%      27.89% 54.25% 18.57% 11.36% 8.07%        4.38%     0.68% 1.89%    0.41% 0.21% 0.15%       0.02%      0.01%       27.89%          27.18%

Grouping
percentage              100.00%             72.82%          19.44%         5.05%             2.30%           0.36%           0.03%

Source: USPS data.

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander.

b
  American Indian and Alaskan Native.




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Workforce                                                                                                                              Total           Total
Fiscal year                Total         White      White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa   AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001               males      females    male       female male female male    female male      female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Postal workforce    62.46%         37.54% 41.43% 22.42% 11.29% 10.10%       5.08%    2.31% 4.34% 2.44% 0.30% 0.26%     0.02%   0.02%       37.54%          36.15%
percentage

Level 00
Percentage          57.31%      42.69% 56.26% 41.94% 0.38% 0.15%            0.38%    0.38% 0.15% 0.00% 0.15% 0.23%     0.00%   0.00%       42.69%              1.80%
Number                  764         569    750    559    5     2                5        5     2     0     2     3         0       0

Level 01
Percentage          93.14%          6.86% 72.44%      4.90% 12.36% 1.62%    6.23%    0.27% 1.93% 0.00% 0.15% 0.06%     0.03%   0.00%           6.86%       22.65%
Number               3,096            228  2,408         163    411    54      207       9     64    0     5     2         1       0

Level 02
Percentage          93.85%          6.15% 62.56%      3.08% 15.90% 2.56%    9.23%    0.00% 6.15% 0.51% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%           6.15%       34.36%
Number                  183             12    122         6      31    5        18       0     12    1     0     0         0       0

Level 03
Percentage          87.37%      12.63% 54.27%         9.90% 25.26% 2.39%    4.44%    0.00% 3.07% 0.00% 0.34% 0.00%     0.00%   0.34%       12.63%          35.84%
Number                  256          37    159            29     74    7        13       0     9     0     1     0         0       1

Level 04
Percentage          76.24%      23.76% 48.23% 10.76% 20.21% 12.06%          4.73%    0.71% 2.96% 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%     0.00%   0.00%       23.76%          41.02%
Number                  645         201    408     91    171    102             40       6     25    1     1     1         0       0

Level 05
Percentage          62.27%      37.73% 44.54% 22.73% 10.85% 12.50%          3.91%    1.36% 2.53% 0.86% 0.41% 0.23%     0.02%   0.04%       37.73%          32.72%
Number               3,024      1,832   2,163  1,104     527    607            190       66   123    42    20    11        1       2

Level 06
Percentage          71.99%      28.01% 48.43% 11.29% 17.05% 15.32%          4.28%    0.49% 1.98% 0.82% 0.08% 0.08%     0.16%   0.00%       28.01%          40.28%
Number                  874         340    588    137    207    186             52       6     24    10    1     1         2       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                         Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total        White      White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa   AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001           males      females   male       female male female male    female male      female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 07
Percentage      96.53%         3.47% 76.88%      1.16% 16.18% 1.16%   1.73%   0.58% 1.73% 0.58% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           3.47%       21.97%
Number              167            6     133         2      28    2       3       1     3     1     0     0           0       0

Level 08
Percentage     100.00%         0.00% 77.78%      0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 11.11%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           0.00%       22.22%
Number               18            0      14         0      2     0      2        0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 09
Percentage      98.41%         1.59% 80.95%      0.79% 10.32% 0.79%   1.59%   0.00% 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           1.59%       18.25%
Number              124            2     102         1      13    1       2       0     7     0     0     0           0       0

Level 10
Percentage      83.33%      16.67% 66.67% 16.67% 16.67% 0.00%         0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%       16.67%          16.67%
Number               5           1      4      1      1     0             0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 11
Percentage      22.87%      77.13% 20.18% 65.47% 2.24% 7.62%          0.00%   2.24% 0.00% 0.45% 0.45% 1.35%       0.00%   0.00%       77.13%          14.35%
Number               51         172     45    146    5     17             0       5     0     1     1     3           0       0

Level 12
Percentage       0.00% 100.00%        0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%      100.00%              0.00%
Number               0       1            0       1     0     0           0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 13
Percentage      28.74%      71.26% 28.35% 68.90% 0.00% 1.57%          0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.39% 0.39%       0.00%   0.39%       71.26%              2.76%
Number               73         181     72    175    0     4              0       0     0     0     1     1           0       1

Level 14
Percentage      48.15%      51.85% 40.74% 37.04% 3.70% 14.81%         0.00%   0.00% 3.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%       51.85%          22.22%
Number               13          14     11     10    1      4             0       0     1     0     0     0           0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                        Total        Total
Fiscal year            Total        White    White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa    AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001           males      females   male     female male female male    female male       female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 15
Percentage      43.42%      56.58% 37.54% 45.10% 2.80% 8.40%          2.24%    1.40% 0.28% 1.12% 0.28% 0.56%     0.28%   0.00%       56.58%       17.37%
Number              155         202    134    161    10    30             8        5     1     4     1     2         1       0

Level 16
Percentage      72.38%      27.62% 43.86%      8.70% 20.97% 16.88%    5.50%    1.66% 1.92% 0.26% 0.13% 0.13%     0.00%   0.00%       27.62%       47.44%
Number              566         216    343         68    164    132       43       13    15    2     1     1         0       0

Level 17
Percentage      64.84%      35.16% 40.66% 15.93% 16.48% 18.13%        6.04%    0.55% 1.10% 0.00% 0.55% 0.55%     0.00%   0.00%       35.16%       43.41%
Number              118          64     74     29     30     33           11       1     2     0     1     1         0       0

Level 18
Percentage      69.78%      30.22% 60.07% 24.25% 5.97% 4.85%          3.36%    0.75% 0.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0.37%     0.00%   0.00%       30.22%       15.67%
Number              187          81    161     65    16    13             9        2     1     0     0     1         0       0

Level 19
Percentage      74.47%      25.53% 53.19%      9.57% 14.89% 15.96%    4.26%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.06% 0.00%     1.06%   0.00%       25.53%       37.23%
Number               70          24     50         9      14     15       4        0     0     0     1     0         1       0

Level 20
Percentage      81.00%      19.00% 65.16% 10.86% 10.41% 7.69%         3.62%    0.45% 0.45% 0.00% 1.36% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       19.00%       23.98%
Number              179          42    144     24     23    17            8        1     1     0     3     0         0       0

Level 21
Percentage      77.30%      22.70% 57.06%      9.82% 14.11% 10.43%    4.91%    2.45% 0.61% 0.00% 0.61% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       22.70%       33.13%
Number              126          37     93         16     23     17       8        4     1     0     1     0         0       0

Level 22
Percentage      83.02%      16.98% 53.77% 10.38% 15.09% 5.66%         8.49%    0.00% 2.83% 0.94% 2.83% 0.00%     0.00%   0.00%       16.98%       35.85%
Number               88          18     57     11     16    6             9        0     3     1     3     0         0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                           Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total           White     White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa   AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001           males      females      male      female male female male    female male      female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 23
Percentage      80.52%      19.48% 62.34% 10.39% 10.39% 8.44%           5.84%   0.00% 0.65% 0.65% 1.30% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%       19.48%          27.27%
Number              124          30     96     16     16    13              9       0     1     1     2     0           0       0

Level 24
Percentage      92.71%         7.29% 72.92%        3.13% 14.58% 4.17%   3.13%   0.00% 1.04% 0.00% 1.04% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           7.29%       23.96%
Number               89            7      70           3      14    4       3       0     1     0     1     0           0       0

Level 25
Percentage      75.00%      25.00% 63.46%          9.62% 9.62% 7.69%    1.92%   5.77% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.92%       0.00%   0.00%       25.00%          26.92%
Number               39          13     33             5     5     4        1       3     0     0     0     1           0       0

Level 26
Percentage      80.00%      20.00% 70.00% 15.00% 0.00% 0.00%            5.00%   5.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%       20.00%          15.00%
Number               16          4      14     3     0     0                1       1     1     0     0     0           0       0

Level 27
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 28
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 30
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0

Level 33
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0           0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                           Total           Total
Fiscal year            Total           White     White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa   AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001           males     females       male      female male female male    female male      female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 34
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0            0       0

Level 35
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0            0       0

Level 41
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0            0       0

Level 51
Percentage       0.00% 100.00%           0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00%      100.00%          50.00%
Number               0       10              0      5     0     0          0       0     0      5     0     0           0       0

Level 52
Percentage     100.00%         0.00% 100.00%       0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               1             0       1           0     0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0            0       0

Level 53
Percentage      20.00%     80.00% 15.00% 80.00% 0.00% 0.00%            0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%       80.00%              5.00%
Number               4          16     3      16    0     0                0       0     0     0     1     0            0       0

Level 54
Percentage       0.00%         0.00%     0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number               0             0         0         0     0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0            0       0

Level 55
Percentage      25.00%     75.00% 25.00% 70.00% 0.00% 0.00%            0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.00%        0.00%   0.00%       75.00%              5.00%
Number               5          15     5      14    0     0                0       0     0     0     0     1            0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                                           Total            Total
Fiscal year                 Total             White       White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa       AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2001                males       females       male        female male female male    female male          female male female male    female women)        minorities)

Level P1
Percentage            90.91%        9.09% 77.27%            6.06% 7.58% 3.03%    6.06%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         0.00%      0.00%           9.09%        16.67%
Number                     60           6      51               4     5     2        4         0     0     0     0     0             0          0

Level P2
Percentage            66.67%      33.33% 33.33% 33.33% 33.33% 0.00%              0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         0.00%      0.00%           33.33%       33.33%
Number                     2           1      1      1      1     0                  0         0     0     0     0     0             0          0

Level U1
Percentage             0.00%        0.00%       0.00%       0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         0.00%      0.00%           0.00%            0.00%
Number                      0             0           0         0     0      0       0        0       0        0     0       0       0          0


Grand total
(Total
employees)                          15,504


Total                11,122       4,382    8,309  2,875 1,813 1,277               650       128     297    69    47    29            6          4

(% of total)         71.74%       28.26% 53.59% 18.54% 11.69% 8.24%              4.19%     0.83% 1.92% 0.45% 0.30% 0.19%         0.04%      0.03%           28.26%       27.86%


Grouping 

percentage               100.00%                  72.14%            19.93%         5.02%           2.36%            0.49%           0.06%               


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander.
b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native.




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Workforce                                                                                                                                      Total           Total
                           Total                                                               a       a         b       b
Fiscal year                           White         White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPI       AAPI AIAN         AIAN Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002               males      females male          female male female male    female male         female male       female male   female women)        minorities)

Postal Workforce
percentage          62.22%         37.78% 41.12% 22.58% 11.20% 10.06%       5.12%    2.36% 4.47% 2.50% 0.30% 0.26%            0.02%    0.02%       37.78%          36.30%

Level 00
Percentage          55.80%         44.20% 53.94% 43.62% 0.57% 0.21%         1.00%    0.07% 0.14% 0.00% 0.14% 0.29%            0.00%    0.00%       44.20%              2.44%
Number                  779            617    753    609    8     3             14       1     2     0     2     4                0        0

Level 01
Percentage          94.19%          5.81% 72.28%      4.35% 13.14% 1.21%    6.14%    0.13% 2.25% 0.11% 0.33% 0.00%            0.04%    0.00%           5.81%       23.37%
Number               4,264            263  3,272         197    595    55      278       6    102    5     15    0                2        0

Level 02
Percentage          94.68%          5.32% 70.57%      4.96% 14.54% 0.35%    6.38%    0.00% 2.48% 0.00% 0.35% 0.00%            0.35%    0.00%           5.32%       24.47%
Number                  267             15    199         14     41    1        18       0     7     0     1     0                1        0

Level 03
Percentage          86.65%         13.35% 55.19%      8.61% 23.74% 3.56%    4.15%    0.89% 2.97% 0.00% 0.59% 0.30%            0.00%    0.00%       13.35%          36.20%
Number                  292             45    186         29     80    12       14       3     10    0     2     1                0        0

Level 04
Percentage          81.09%         18.91% 51.79%      8.65% 19.78% 8.78%    5.56%    0.87% 3.83% 0.62% 0.12% 0.00%            0.00%    0.00%       18.91%          39.56%
Number                  656            153    419         70    160    71       45       7     31    5     1     0                0        0

Level 05
Percentage          62.49%         37.51% 44.62% 22.09% 10.76% 13.00%       4.07%    1.49% 2.81% 0.82% 0.24% 0.08%            0.00%    0.02%       37.51%          33.29%
Number               3,182          1,910  2,272  1,125     548    662         207       76   143    42    12    4                0        1

Level 06
Percentage          56.57%         43.43% 41.03% 33.11% 10.99% 9.25%        3.01%    0.56% 1.33% 0.46% 0.20% 0.05%            0.00%    0.00%       43.43%          25.86%
Number               1,107             850    803    648    215   181           59       11    26    9     4     1                0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                       Total           Total
Fiscal year           Total      White        White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002          males      females male         female male female male    female male female male    female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 07
Percentage     96.39%         3.61% 74.23%      1.03% 13.92% 2.58%   5.15%    0.00% 3.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           3.61%       24.74%
Number             187            7     144         2      27    5       10       0     6     0     0     0        0        0

Level 08
Percentage    100.00%         0.00% 91.67%      0.00% 4.17% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 4.17% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           8.33%
Number              24            0      22         0     1     0        0        0     1     0     0     0        0        0

Level 09
Percentage    100.00%         0.00% 79.66%      0.00% 12.71% 0.00%   5.08%    0.00% 1.69% 0.00% 0.85% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%       20.34%
Number             118            0      94         0      15    0       6        0     2     0     1     0        0        0

Level 10
Percentage    100.00%         0.00% 75.00%      0.00% 25.00% 0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%       25.00%
Number              4             0      3          0      1     0       0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 11
Percentage     24.89%         75.11% 20.36% 63.35% 3.62% 9.50%       0.00%    0.90% 0.00% 0.45% 0.90% 0.90%    0.00%    0.00%       75.11%          16.29%
Number              55            166     45    140    8     21          0        2     0     1     2     2        0        0

Level 12
Percentage      0.00%         0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0             0       0         0     0     0        0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 13
Percentage     37.83%         62.17% 34.46% 60.30% 0.37% 0.75%       0.75%    0.37% 1.12% 0.00% 1.12% 0.75%    0.00%    0.00%       62.17%              5.24%
Number             101            166     92    161    1     2           2        1     3           3     2

Level 14
Percentage     53.13%         46.88% 50.00% 25.00% 3.13% 21.88%      0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       46.88%          25.00%
Number              17             15     16     8     1      7          0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                      Total        Total
Fiscal year           Total      White      White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002          males      females male       female male female male    female male female male    female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 15
Percentage     55.67%         44.33% 46.65% 36.08% 4.90% 6.70%      3.35%     1.29% 0.26% 0.26% 0.52% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       44.33%       17.27%
Number             216            172    181    140    19    26         13        5     1     1     2     0        0       0

Level 16
Percentage     74.01%         25.99% 45.48% 10.68% 21.59% 13.77%    4.74%     0.99% 1.98% 0.22% 0.22% 0.33%    0.00%   0.00%       25.99%       43.83%
Number             672            236    413     97    196    125       43        9     18    2     2     3        0       0

Level 17
Percentage     71.50%         28.50% 48.19% 13.47% 16.58% 13.47%    3.11%     0.52% 3.11% 1.04% 0.52% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       28.50%       38.34%
Number             138             55     93     26     32     26       6         1     6     2     1     0        0       0

Level 18
Percentage     75.15%         24.85% 65.50% 17.54% 4.39% 5.26%      4.39%     1.46% 0.29% 0.00% 0.58% 0.58%    0.00%   0.00%       24.85%       16.96%
Number             257             85    224     60    15    18         15        5     1     0     2     2        0       0

Level 19
Percentage     72.73%         27.27% 52.73% 12.73% 12.73% 11.82%    5.45%     0.91% 0.91% 1.82% 0.91% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       27.27%       34.55%
Number              80             30     58     14     14     13       6         1     1     2     1     0        0       0

Level 20
Percentage     79.30%         20.70% 63.44% 12.33% 9.25% 6.61%      3.96%     0.88% 2.20% 0.00% 0.44% 0.88%    0.00%   0.00%       20.70%       24.23%
Number             180             47    144     28    21    15         9         2     5     0     1     2        0       0

Level 21
Percentage     77.17%         22.83% 60.33% 13.59% 10.87% 8.70%     5.43%     0.54% 0.00% 0.00% 0.54% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%       22.83%       26.09%
Number             142             42    111     25     20    16        10        1     0     0     1     0        0       0

Level 22
Percentage     83.33%         16.67% 64.00% 10.00% 13.33% 6.00%     6.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.67%    0.00%   0.00%       16.67%       26.00%
Number             125             25     96     15     20    9         9         0     0     0     0     1        0       0




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Workforce                                                                                                                        Total           Total
Fiscal year           Total      White         White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002          males      females male          female male female male    female male female male    female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 23
Percentage     81.46%         18.54% 69.66% 12.92% 8.43% 5.62%        3.37%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       18.54%          17.42%
Number             145             33    124     23    15    10           6        0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 24
Percentage     87.61%         12.39% 69.91%      5.31% 11.50% 7.08%   5.31%    0.00% 0.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       12.39%          24.78%
Number              99             14     79         6      13    8       6        0     1     0     0     0        0        0

Level 25
Percentage     75.31%         24.69% 62.96% 17.28% 7.41% 3.70%        3.70%    1.23% 1.23% 1.23% 0.00% 1.23%    0.00%    0.00%       24.69%          19.75%
Number              61             20     51     14    6     3            3        1     1     1     0     1        0        0

Level 26
Percentage     80.00%         20.00% 75.00% 15.00% 0.00% 5.00%        0.00%    0.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%       20.00%          10.00%
Number              16             4      15     3     0     1            0        0     1     0     0     0        0        0

Level 27
Percentage    100.00%          0.00% 50.00%      0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00%      0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%       50.00%
Number              2              0      1          0     0     0      1          0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 28
Percentage      0.00%          0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0              0       0         0     0     0        0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 30
Percentage    100.00%          0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              1              0       1         0     0     0        0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0

Level 33
Percentage      0.00%          0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0              0       0         0     0     0        0        0     0     0     0     0        0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                       Total           Total
Fiscal year           Total     White         White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002          males     females male          female male female male    female male female male    female male    female women)        minorities)

Level 34
Percentage      0.00%         0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0             0       0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 35
Percentage      0.00%         0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0             0       0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 41
Percentage      0.00%         0.00%   0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              0             0       0         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 51
Percentage      0.00% 100.00%         0.00% 80.00% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00% 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%      100.00%          20.00%
Number              0       5             0      4     0     0           0      1     0     0     0     0          0        0

Level 52
Percentage    100.00%         0.00% 100.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number              1             0       1         0     0     0        0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 53
Percentage     17.65%         82.35% 17.65% 76.47% 0.00% 0.00%       0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.88%     0.00%    0.00%       82.35%              5.88%
Number              3              14     3      13    0     0           0       0     0     0     0     1         0        0

Level 54
Percentage      0.00% 100.00%         0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%      100.00%              0.00%
Number              0       3             0       3     0     0          0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level 55
Percentage     16.67%         83.33% 16.67% 79.17% 0.00% 4.17%       0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       83.33%              4.17%
Number              4              20     4      19    0     1           0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0




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Workforce                                                                                                                                 Total           Total
Fiscal year                 Total        White          White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic AAPIa AAPIa AIANb AIANb Hawaiian Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2002                males        females male           female male female male    female male female male    female male    female women)        minorities)

Level P1
Percentage            81.82%        18.18% 64.94% 12.99% 11.69% 5.19%          3.90%   0.00% 1.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       18.18%          22.08%
Number                     63            14     50     10     9     4              3       0     1     0     0     0         0        0

Level P2
Percentage            75.00%        25.00% 75.00% 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%           0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%       25.00%              0.00%
Number                     3             1      3      1     0     0               0       0     0     0     0     0         0        0

Level U1
Percentage             0.00%        0.00%      0.00%      0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     0.00%    0.00%           0.00%           0.00%
Number                       0           0          0         0        0   0       0       0       0    0       0    0        0       0


Grand total 

(Total

employees)                          18,288 


Total                 13,261         5,027   9,972  3,504 2,081 1,295           783     133     369    70    53    24        3        1
(% of total)          72.51%        27.49% 54.53% 19.16% 11.38% 7.08%          4.28%   0.73% 2.02% 0.38% 0.29% 0.13%     0.02%    0.01%       27.49%          26.31%

Grouping
percentage           100.00%                   73.69%             18.46%       5.01%           2.40%        0.42%        0.02%

Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander.
b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native.




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          Enclosure V
                                             USPS Monetary Performance Awards Including PCES
                                                          Fiscal Years 2000–2002

                                                                                                                                            Total        Total
Fiscal
                                                                                                        a              b
 year                          Total            White           Black         Hispanic            AAPI        AIAN      Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                       males females     male female     male female     male female       male female male female male female women)     minorities)

Postal 

workforce                  62.68%    37.32% 41.84% 22.31% 11.33% 10.10% 5.01%         2.26%    4.19%    2.37% 0.29%    0.25% 0.02% 0.02%        37.32%       35.85%      

percentage


Bargaining
     00       Awards           465       475    419   440     19         14     12       10       14        4     1        60          1
              Percentage   49.47%    50.53% 44.57% 46.81% 2.02%       1.49% 1.28%     1.06%    1.49%    0.43% 0.11%    0.64% 0.00% 0.11%        50.53%           8.62%

     01       A
              	 wards       7,357     2,296  4,192  1,343    958        467    928      272  1,247        200    27       10     5     4
              Percentage   76.21%    23.79% 43.43% 13.91% 9.92%       4.84% 9.61%     2.82% 12.92%      2.07% 0.28%    0.10% 0.05% 0.04%        23.79%       42.66%

     02       A
              	 wards       1,176       347     579   156     156         94    173       49    255         44    9        2     4     2
              Percentage   77.22%    22.78% 38.02% 10.24% 10.24%      6.17% 11.36%    3.22% 16.74%      2.89% 0.59%    0.13% 0.26% 0.13%        22.78%       51.74%

     03       A
              	 wards          741       98     346      63     215       25     92       4      84         5     4        0     0     1
              Percentage   88.32%    11.68% 41.24%    7.51% 25.63%    2.98% 10.97%    0.48% 10.01%      0.60% 0.48%    0.00% 0.00% 0.12%        11.68%       51.25%

     04       A
              	 wards       1,586       906     774   404     423    346   147            72      229       82    13       2     0     0
              Percentage   63.64%    36.36% 31.06% 16.21% 16.97% 13.88% 5.90%         2.89%    9.19%    3.29% 0.52%    0.08% 0.00% 0.00%        36.36%       52.73%

     05       	 wards
              A             6,639     7,234  3,757  3,673 1,114   1,753   652            614    1,085    1,127    28       56    3     11
              Percentage   47.87%    52.13% 27.08% 26.47% 8.03% 12.63% 4.70%          4.42%    7.84%    8.12% 0.20%    0.40% 0.02% 0.08%        52.13%       46.45%

     06       A
              	 wards       2,737     1,997  1,723    987     527    694   254            96      220      213    12       7     1     0
              Percentage   57.82%    42.18% 36.40% 20.85% 11.13% 14.66% 5.37%         2.03%    4.65%    4.50% 0.25%    0.15% 0.02% 0.00%        42.18%       42.75%




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                                                                                                                                       Total           Total
Fiscal
 year                          Total           White           Black        Hispanic           AAPIa       AIAN
                                                                                                                b
                                                                                                                     Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                       males females    male female     male female    male female      male female male female male female women)     minorities)

     07       Awards           848      26     607      12     110       9     51       1       77       4     3       0     0     0
              Percentage   97.03%    2.97% 69.45%    1.37% 12.59%    1.03% 5.84%    0.11%   8.81%    0.46% 0.34%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           2.97%       29.18%

     08       Awards            90       1      72       1     5         0     7        0       6        0     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   98.90%    1.10% 79.12%    1.10% 5.49%     0.00% 7.69%    0.00%   6.59%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           1.10%       19.78%

     09       Awards           666      15     491       9     60        2     37       1      76        3     1       0     1     0
              Percentage   97.80%    2.20% 72.10%    1.32% 8.81%     0.29% 5.43%    0.15% 11.16%     0.44% 0.15%   0.00% 0.15% 0.00%           2.20%       26.58%

     10       Awards            38       1      37       1     1         0     0        0       0        0     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   97.44%    2.56% 94.87%    2.56% 2.56%     0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           2.56%           2.56%

     11       Awards            7         7      6      3     0      3     0            0       1        1     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   50.00%    50.00% 42.86% 21.43% 0.00% 21.43% 0.00%        0.00%   7.14%    7.14% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       50.00%          35.71%

     13       Awards            5         5      4      4      1         0     0      1         0        0     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   50.00%    50.00% 40.00% 40.00% 10.00%     0.00% 0.00% 10.00%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       50.00%          20.00%

     14       Awards            26       42      24     19    2      19    0            1       0        2     0       1     0     0
              Percentage   38.24%    61.76% 35.29% 27.94% 2.94% 27.94% 0.00%        1.47%   0.00%    2.94% 0.00%   1.47% 0.00% 0.00%       61.76%          36.76%

     15       Awards            3         4      3      1     0      3     0            0       0        0     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   42.86%    57.14% 42.86% 14.29% 0.00% 42.86% 0.00%        0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       57.14%          42.86%

     16       Awards            29       27      26     21    1          5     0        0       2        0     0       1     0     0
              Percentage   51.79%    48.21% 46.43% 37.50% 1.79%      8.93% 0.00%    0.00%   3.57%    0.00% 0.00%   1.79% 0.00% 0.00%       48.21%          16.07%

     17       Awards            6        17      4     12     1      5     1            0       0        0     0       0     0     0
              Percentage   26.09%    73.91% 17.39% 52.17% 4.35% 21.74% 4.35%        0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       73.91%          30.43%




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                                                                                                                                         Total        Total
Fiscal
 year                             Total              White         Black       Hispanic          AAPIa       AIAN
                                                                                                                  b
                                                                                                                       Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                          males females       male female   male female   male female     male female male female male female women)     minorities)

     18          A
                 	 wards           29       31      20     23    3          3     1       1       5        4     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   48.33%    51.67% 33.33% 38.33% 5.00%      5.00% 1.67%   1.67%   8.33%    6.67% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       51.67%       28.33%

     19          	 wards
                 A                 5         1      4      1      1         0     0       0       0        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   83.33%    16.67% 66.67% 16.67% 16.67%     0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       16.67%       16.67%

     20          A
                 	 wards           58       20      45    13      8         4     0       0       5        3     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   74.36%    25.64% 57.69% 16.67% 10.26%     5.13% 0.00%   0.00%   6.41%    3.85% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       25.64%       25.64%

     21          A
                 	 wards           8         4      6      4     1          0     0       0       1        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   66.67%    33.33% 50.00% 33.33% 8.33%      0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   8.33%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       33.33%       16.67%

     22          A
                 	 wards          101       42      77     20    8          6     1       5       14       11    1       0     0     0
                 Percentage   70.63%    29.37% 53.85% 13.99% 5.59%      4.20% 0.70%   3.50%   9.79%    7.69% 0.70%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       29.37%       32.17%

     23          A
                 	 wards           2         2      2      2     0          0     0       0       0        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   50.00%    50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       50.00%           0.00%

  Unknownc       Awards           649       429    419   242    106   116     59         31      58       35     6       5     1     0
                 Percentage   60.20%    39.80% 38.87% 22.45% 9.83% 10.76% 5.47%       2.88%   5.38%    3.25% 0.56%   0.46% 0.09% 0.00%       39.80%       38.68%

Nonbargaining
     1       Awards                24        16     23     16    1          0     0       0       0        0     0       0     0     0
             Percentage       60.00%    40.00% 57.50% 40.00% 2.50%      0.00% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       40.00%           2.50%

         6       Awards            1         2        0       0      1      2     0       0       0        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   33.33%    66.67%    0.00%   0.00% 33.33% 66.67% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       66.67%      100.00%

         7       Awards            4         10       1      9      3       1     0       0       0        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage   28.57%    71.43%    7.14% 64.29% 21.43%   7.14% 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       71.43%       28.57%




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                                                                                                                                         Total        Total
Fiscal
 year                             Total            White         Black       Hispanic            AAPIa       AIAN
                                                                                                                  b
                                                                                                                       Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                          males females     male female   male female   male female       male female male female male female women)     minorities)

         9       Awards            0       6        0      3     0      3     0          0        0        0     0       0     0     0
                 Percentage    0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 50.00% 0.00%      0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      100.00%       50.00%

     10          Awards            0       12       0      7     0        1     0      2          0      2     0         0     0     0
                 Percentage    0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 58.33% 0.00%    8.33% 0.00% 16.67%      0.00% 16.67% 0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 0.00%      100.00%       41.67%

     11          Awards           126    726    104    486    10   152     7            48        2       33     3       7     0     0
                 Percentage   14.79% 85.21% 12.21% 57.04% 1.17% 17.84% 0.82%         5.63%    0.23%    3.87% 0.35%   0.82% 0.00% 0.00%       85.21%       30.75%

     12          Awards            4     194        3    116     1      51    0          15       0        11    0       1     0     0
                 Percentage    2.02% 97.98%     1.52% 58.59% 0.51% 25.76% 0.00%      7.58%    0.00%    5.56% 0.00%   0.51% 0.00% 0.00%       97.98%       39.90%

     13          Awards           182    460    170    381    0           38    7        26       2        4     3       11    0     0
                 Percentage   28.35% 71.65% 26.48% 59.35% 0.00%       5.92% 1.09%    4.05%    0.31%    0.62% 0.47%   1.71% 0.00% 0.00%       71.65%       14.17%

     14          Awards            39    157     24     78    11     62    4             8        0        7     0       2     0     0
                 Percentage   19.90% 80.10% 12.24% 39.80% 5.61% 31.63% 2.04%         4.08%    0.00%    3.57% 0.00%   1.02% 0.00% 0.00%       80.10%       47.96%

     15          Awards           869  1,475    661    974   108    323    51            87       46       65    3       20    0     6
                 Percentage   37.07% 62.93% 28.20% 41.55% 4.61% 13.78% 2.18%         3.71%    1.96%    2.77% 0.13%   0.85% 0.00% 0.26%       62.93%       30.25%

     16          Awards        1,008       868     719   519    166   245     82        63       38       37     1       4     2     0
                 Percentage   53.73%    46.27% 38.33% 27.67% 8.85% 13.06% 4.37%      3.36%    2.03%    1.97% 0.05%   0.21% 0.11% 0.00%       46.27%       34.01%

     17          Awards        3,908     2,535  2,520  1,290     756   853    359      209      253      162    14      13     6     8
                 Percentage   60.65%    39.35% 39.11% 20.02% 11.73% 13.24% 5.57%     3.24%    3.93%    2.51% 0.22%   0.20% 0.09% 0.12%       39.35%       40.87%

     18          Awards           993       652    848   470     66     127     46      31       23       18    10       5     0     1
                 Percentage   60.36%    39.64% 51.55% 28.57% 4.01%    7.72% 2.80%    1.88%    1.40%    1.09% 0.61%   0.30% 0.00% 0.06%       39.64%       19.88%




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                                                                                                                                       Total           Total
Fiscal
 year                          Total            White          Black       Hispanic           AAPIa       AIAN
                                                                                                               b
                                                                                                                    Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                       males females     male female    male female   male female      male female male female male female women)     minorities)

     19       A
              	 wards          669       453    494   251    106   146     40         29      25       25     3        2     1     0
              Percentage   59.63%    40.37% 44.03% 22.37% 9.45% 13.01% 3.57%       2.58%   2.23%    2.23% 0.27%    0.18% 0.09% 0.00%       40.37%          33.60%

     20       	 wards
              A             1,388       588  1,094    367    137      158    103      37      43        24    11       2     0     0
              Percentage   70.24%    29.76% 55.36% 18.57% 6.93%     8.00% 5.21%    1.87%   2.18%    1.21% 0.56%    0.10% 0.00% 0.00%       29.76%          26.06%

     21       A
              	 wards       1,183       576     889   365    153      161     75      24      55        23    9        3     2     0
              Percentage   67.25%    32.75% 50.54% 20.75% 8.70%     9.15% 4.26%    1.36%   3.13%    1.31% 0.51%    0.17% 0.11% 0.00%       32.75%          28.71%

     22       A
              	 wards          886       321    649   190    115      100     71      19      41        12    9        0     1     0
              Percentage   73.41%    26.59% 53.77% 15.74% 9.53%     8.29% 5.88%    1.57%   3.40%    0.99% 0.75%    0.00% 0.08% 0.00%       26.59%          30.49%

     23       A
              	 wards          919       531    730   327    104      137     41      31      40        32    4        4     0     0
              Percentage   63.38%    36.62% 50.34% 22.55% 7.17%     9.45% 2.83%    2.14%   2.76%    2.21% 0.28%    0.28% 0.00% 0.00%       36.62%          27.10%

     24       	 wards
              A                492       157    344    75      91      55     33      13      22        10    2        4     0     0
              Percentage   75.81%    24.19% 53.00% 11.56% 14.02%    8.47% 5.08%    2.00%   3.39%    1.54% 0.31%    0.62% 0.00% 0.00%       24.19%          35.44%

     25       A
              	 wards          770    327    625    224    84           64    29       9       29       23    3        7     0     0
              Percentage   70.19% 29.81% 56.97% 20.42% 7.66%        5.83% 2.64%    0.82%   2.64%    2.10% 0.27%    0.64% 0.00% 0.00%       29.81%          22.61%

     26       A
              	 wards           58        7      49       4     4       3     3        0       2        0     0        0     0     0
              Percentage   89.23%    10.77% 75.38%    6.15% 6.15%   4.62% 4.62%    0.00%   3.08%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       10.77%          18.46%

     28       A
              	 wards            2        0       2       0     0       0     0        0       0        0     0        0     0     0
              Percentage   100.00%    0.00% 100.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

     33       A
              	 wards            1        0       1       0     0       0     0        0       0        0     0        0     0     0
              Percentage   100.00%    0.00% 100.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           0.00%           0.00%




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                                                                                                                                                 Total        Total
Fiscal
 year                                  Total            White         Black        Hispanic            AAPIa       AIAN
                                                                                                                        b
                                                                                                                             Hawaiian (percentage (percentage
2000                               males females     male female   male female    male female       male female male female male female women)     minorities)

         51       A
                  	 wards               0       2        0      1     0         0     0      1          0        0     0        0     0     0
                  Percentage        0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 50.00% 0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 50.00%      0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       100.00%       50.00%

         53       	 wards
                  A                     3      12     3      10    0            0     0      2          0        0     0        0     0     0
                  Percentage       20.00% 80.00% 20.00% 66.67% 0.00%        0.00% 0.00% 13.33%      0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        80.00%       13.33%

         55       A
                  	 wards               0       19       0      14    0         0     0      4          0        0     0        1     0     0
                  Percentage        0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 73.68% 0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 21.05%      0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    5.26% 0.00% 0.00%       100.00%       26.32%

       PCES
        01        Awards               185     61    139     49    18           8     19       0        6        4     3        0     0     0
                  Percentage       75.20% 24.80% 56.50% 19.92% 7.32%        3.25% 7.72%    0.00%    2.44%    1.63% 1.22%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        24.80%       23.58%

         02       A
                  	 wards               6      2      4      2      1           0      1       0        0        0     0        0     0     0
                  Percentage       75.00% 25.00% 50.00% 25.00% 12.50%       0.00% 12.50%   0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        25.00%       25.00%

Grand total
Total                               36,994 24,196 23,733 13,682 5,656  6,258 3,386          1,816    4,009    2,230   183     176     27    34
(% of total)                       60.46% 39.54% 38.79% 22.36% 9.24% 10.23% 5.53%          2.97%    6.55%    3.64% 0.30%    0.29% 0.04% 0.06%        39.54%       38.85%

Grouping
percentage                        100.00%            61.15%        19.47%         8.50%             10.20%         0.59%         0.10%

Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native. 

c
    unknown–USPS could not identify specific employee level.





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                                                                                                                                       Total           Total
Fiscal
 year                       Total           White           Black         Hispanic          AAPIa          AIANb        Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage
2001                    males females    male  female    male female     male female     male female    male female    male female women)      minorities)

Postal 

workforce               62.46% 37.54% 41.43% 22.42% 11.29% 10.10% 5.08%           2.31% 4.34%     2.44% 0.30%    0.26% 0.02%   0.02%       37.54%          36.15%      

percentage


Bargaining                

00         Awards           501    507    453    467         13       17    16        12    19        6     0        4     0       1

           Percentage   49.70% 50.30% 44.94% 46.33%      1.29%    1.69% 1.59%     1.19% 1.88%     0.60% 0.00%    0.40% 0.00%   0.10%       50.30%              8.73%

01         Awards         6,834  2,099  4,326  1,259        726      400   784       253    961      173    28       10    9       4
           Percentage   76.50% 23.50% 48.43% 14.09%      8.13%    4.48% 8.78%     2.83% 10.76%    1.94% 0.31%    0.11% 0.10%   0.04%       23.50%          37.48%

02         Awards         1,136    292    616    159        131       59    153       42    226       29    8        2     2       1
           Percentage   79.55% 20.45% 43.14% 11.13%      9.17%    4.13% 10.71%    2.94% 15.83%    2.03% 0.56%    0.14% 0.14%   0.07%       20.45%          45.73%

03         Awards           606     84    284         56    191       14     77       7     49        4     5        3     0       0
           Percentage   87.83% 12.17% 41.16%      8.12% 27.68%    2.03% 11.16%    1.01% 7.10%     0.58% 0.72%    0.43% 0.00%   0.00%       12.17%          50.72%

04         Awards         1,452    694    682    297    399    276   154              45   205        72    10       3     2       1
           Percentage   67.66% 32.34% 31.78% 13.84% 18.59% 12.86% 7.18%           2.10% 9.55%     3.36% 0.47%    0.14% 0.09%   0.05%       32.34%          54.38%

05         Awards         5,771  6,175  3,235  3,203        964  1,434   594         511   940       984    33       39    5       4
           Percentage   48.31% 51.69% 27.08% 26.81%      8.07% 12.00% 4.97%       4.28% 7.87%     8.24% 0.28%    0.33% 0.04%   0.03%       51.69%          46.11%

06         Awards         1,757  1,441  1,031    715    398    438   150              81   170       201    8        6     0       0
           Percentage   54.94% 45.06% 32.24% 22.36% 12.45% 13.70% 4.69%           2.53% 5.32%     6.29% 0.25%    0.19% 0.00%   0.00%       45.06%          45.40%

07         Awards           704       15    488       11     80       2     59        1     71        1     6        0     0       0
           Percentage   97.91%    2.09% 67.87%    1.53% 11.13%    0.28% 8.21%     0.14% 9.87%     0.14% 0.83%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           2.09%       30.60%




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                                                                                                                                      Total           Total
Fiscal
 year                       Total            White            Black        Hispanic         AAPIa          AIANb       Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage
2001                    males females     male  female     male female    male female    male female    male female   male female women)      minorities)

08         Awards            107       0      88       0       9        0     4        0     4        0     2       0     0       0
           Percentage   100.00%    0.00% 82.24%    0.00%   8.41%    0.00% 3.74%    0.00% 3.74%    0.00% 1.87%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           0.00%       17.76%

09         Awards            574       5     433       3       47       1     36       0     56       1     2       0     0       0
           Percentage    99.14%    0.86% 74.78%    0.52%   8.12%    0.17% 6.22%    0.00% 9.67%    0.17% 0.35%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           0.86%       24.70%

10         Awards             23       0      21       0       1        0     1        0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage   100.00%    0.00% 91.30%    0.00%   4.35%    0.00% 4.35%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           8.70%

11         Awards             4      5      3      2           0      3      1         0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    44.44% 55.56% 33.33% 22.22%       0.00% 33.33% 11.11%     0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       55.56%          44.44%

13         Awards             3      10     3      10          0        0     0        0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    23.08% 76.92% 23.08% 76.92%       0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       76.92%              0.00%

14         Awards             15     50     11     26          2      19    0          0     2        5     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    23.08% 76.92% 16.92% 40.00%       3.08% 29.23% 0.00%      0.00% 3.08%    7.69% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       76.92%          43.08%

15         Awards             2      4      2      2           0      2     0          0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    33.33% 66.67% 33.33% 33.33%       0.00% 33.33% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       66.67%          33.33%

16         Awards             12     12     11     8           0      3     0          0     1        1     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    50.00% 50.00% 45.83% 33.33%       0.00% 12.50% 0.00%      0.00% 4.17%    4.17% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       50.00%          20.83%

17         Awards             3      16     3      11          0      5     0          0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage    15.79% 84.21% 15.79% 57.89%       0.00% 26.32% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       84.21%          26.32%

18         Awards             29     18     18     9           3        4     2        0      6      5     0        0     0       0
           Percentage    61.70% 38.30% 38.30% 19.15%       6.38%    8.51% 4.26%    0.00% 12.77% 10.64% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       38.30%          42.55%




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Fiscal
 year                      Total           White               Black       Hispanic        AAPIa          AIANb       Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage
2001                   males females    male  female        male female   male female   male female    male female   male female women)      minorities)

19         	 wards
           A                1      1      1       1             0       0     0       0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 50.00%           0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       50.00%           0.00%

20         	 wards
           A                36     16     29      7             3       1     0       2     4      6     0         0     0       0
           Percentage 69.23% 30.77% 55.77% 13.46%           5.77%   1.92% 0.00%   3.85% 7.69% 11.54% 0.00%     0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       30.77%       30.77%

21         	Awards     0              10              1         0       0     0       0     0        0     0       0     0       0
            Percentage 0.00%   100.00% 0.00%   100.00%      0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%      100.00%           0.00%

22         	Awards           36     24     28     14            1       2     0       3      7       5     0       0     0       0
            Percentage 60.00% 40.00% 46.67% 23.33%          1.67%   3.33% 0.00%   5.00% 11.67%   8.33% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       40.00%       30.00%




unknownc   Awards           9      9      4      5     3                1     1       0     1      3     0         0     0       0
           Percentage 50.00% 50.00% 22.22% 27.78% 16.67%            5.56% 5.56%   0.00% 5.56% 16.67% 0.00%     0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       50.00%       50.00%

Nonbargaining

1         Awards           48     22     41     17    7                 4     0       0     0        0     0       1     0       0

          Percentage 68.57% 31.43% 58.57% 24.29% 10.00%             5.71% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   1.43% 0.00%   0.00%       31.43%       17.14%

6          A
           	 wards          2      20          0                 2      2     0       0     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage 50.00% 50.00% 0.00%      0.00%        50.00% 50.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       50.00%      100.00%

7          A
           	 wards          12     17     1     3     10     14    0                  0     1        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage 41.38% 58.62% 3.45% 10.34% 34.48% 48.28% 0.00%              0.00% 3.45%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       58.62%       86.21%

9          A
           	 wards          2      12 0                 8        2      3     0       1     0        0     0       0     0       0
           Percentage 14.29% 85.71% 0.00%      57.14%       14.29% 21.43% 0.00%   7.14% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       85.71%       42.86%




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Fiscal
 year                       Total           White           Black        Hispanic         AAPIa          AIANb        Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage
2001                    males females    male  female    male female    male female    male female    male female    male female women)      minorities)

10         Awards            0       7       0      6        0        0     0      1     0          0     0        0     0       0
           Percentage    0.00% 100.00%   0.00% 85.71%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 14.29% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       100.00%       14.29%

11         Awards           136    701    109    479         17    151    6          35    1        24    3        12    0       0
           Percentage   16.25% 83.75% 13.02% 57.23%      2.03% 18.04% 0.72%      4.18% 0.12%    2.87% 0.36%    1.43% 0.00%   0.00%        83.75%       29.75%

12         Awards            7     199       4     121       3      50    0          15    0        12    0        1     0       0
           Percentage    3.40% 96.60%    1.94% 58.74%    1.46% 24.27% 0.00%      7.28% 0.00%    5.83% 0.00%    0.49% 0.00%   0.00%        96.60%       39.32%



13         Awards           171    397    151    340         1        24    10       18    5        5     4        10    0       0
           Percentage   30.11% 69.89% 26.58% 59.86%      0.18%    4.23% 1.76%    3.17% 0.88%    0.88% 0.70%    1.76% 0.00%   0.00%        69.89%       13.56%

14         Awards            48    173     27     79         11     73    5          11    4        8     1        2     0       0
           Percentage   21.72% 78.28% 12.22% 35.75%      4.98% 33.03% 2.26%      4.98% 1.81%    3.62% 0.45%    0.90% 0.00%   0.00%        78.28%       52.04%

15         Awards           921  1,418    696    941        106    309    65         80    47       70    6        15    1       3
           Percentage   39.38% 60.62% 29.76% 40.23%      4.53% 13.21% 2.78%      3.42% 2.01%    2.99% 0.26%    0.64% 0.04%   0.13%        60.62%       30.01%

16         Awards           715    675    536    428         98    182    43         40    36       21    2        4     0       0
           Percentage   51.44% 48.56% 38.56% 30.79%      7.05% 13.09% 3.09%      2.88% 2.59%    1.51% 0.14%    0.29% 0.00%   0.00%        48.56%       30.65%

17         Awards         4,242  2,717  2,725  1,402    842    928   398            209   255      155    17       12    5       11
           Percentage   60.96% 39.04% 39.16% 20.15% 12.10% 13.34% 5.72%          3.00% 3.66%    2.23% 0.24%    0.17% 0.07%   0.16%        39.04%       40.70%

18         Awards         1,087    715    928    535         75      124    54       32    17       17    13       6     0       1
           Percentage   60.32% 39.68% 51.50% 29.69%      4.16%    6.88% 3.00%    1.78% 0.94%    0.94% 0.72%    0.33% 0.00%   0.06%        39.68%       18.81%

19         Awards           724    475    550    277        100    132    48         33    20       30    6        3     0       0
           Percentage   60.38% 39.62% 45.87% 23.10%      8.34% 11.01% 4.00%      2.75% 1.67%    2.50% 0.50%    0.25% 0.00%   0.00%        39.62%       31.03%




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Fiscal
 year                        Total           White            Black        Hispanic         AAPIa          AIANb        Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage
2001                     males females    male  female     male female    male female    male female    male female    male female women)      minorities)

20         	 wards
           A               1,307    562  1,015    365         141      148    95       26    41       16    15       7     0       0
           Percentage    69.93% 30.07% 54.31% 19.53%       7.54%    7.92% 5.08%    1.39% 2.19%    0.86% 0.80%    0.37% 0.00%   0.00%       30.07%          26.16%

21         	 wards
           A               1,138    525    882    320         138      147    80       39    34       16    3        3     1       0
           Percentage    68.43% 31.57% 53.04% 19.24%       8.30%    8.84% 4.81%    2.35% 2.04%    0.96% 0.18%    0.18% 0.06%   0.00%       31.57%          27.72%

22         	 wards
           A                 905    286    665    168    133            88    68       14    35       13    3        3     1       0
           Percentage    75.99% 24.01% 55.84% 14.11% 11.17%         7.39% 5.71%    1.18% 2.94%    1.09% 0.25%    0.25% 0.08%   0.00%       24.01%          30.06%

23         	Awards           828    493    659    314          78      113    54       24    32       41    5        1     0       0
            Percentage   62.68% 37.32% 49.89% 23.77%       5.90%    8.55% 4.09%    1.82% 2.42%    3.10% 0.38%    0.08% 0.00%   0.00%       37.32%          26.34%

24         	Awards           421    126    302     65     71            48    33       6     13       6     2        1     0       0
            Percentage   76.97% 23.03% 55.21% 11.88% 12.98%         8.78% 6.03%    1.10% 2.38%    1.10% 0.37%    0.18% 0.00%   0.00%       23.03%          32.91%

25         	Awards           788    277    641    198          80       60    26       3     35       12    6        4     0       0
            Percentage   73.99% 26.01% 60.19% 18.59%       7.51%    5.63% 2.44%    0.28% 3.29%    1.13% 0.56%    0.38% 0.00%   0.00%       26.01%          21.22%

26         	Awards            43       3      37       1       3        0     3        2     0        0     0        0     0       0
            Percentage   93.48%    6.52% 80.43%    2.17%   6.52%    0.00% 6.52%    4.35% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           6.52%       17.39%

33         	Awards             1       0       1       0       0        0     0        0     0        0     0        0     0       0
            Percentage   100.00%   0.00% 100.00%   0.00%   0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%           0.00%           0.00%

53         	Awards            1      12       1      10        0        0     0      2     0          0     0        0     0       0
            Percentage    7.69% 92.31%    7.69% 76.92%     0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 15.38% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       92.31%          15.38%

55         	 wards
           A                  6      10     6      8           0        0     0      2     0          0     0        0     0       0
           Percentage    37.50% 62.50% 37.50% 50.00%       0.00%    0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%   0.00%       62.50%          12.50%




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Fiscal 

 year                           Total            White             Black        Hispanic         AAPIa          AIANb        Hawaiian   (percentage (percentage

2001                        males females     male  female      male female    male female    male female    male female    male female women)      minorities) 


PCES 

01             Awards           113     72     83     52            10       9     10       7     6        3     4        1     0        0

               Percentage   61.08% 38.92% 44.86% 28.11%         5.41%    4.86% 5.41%    3.78% 3.24%    1.62% 2.16%    0.54% 0.00%    0.00%        38.92%          27.03%

02             	 wards
               A                  1        0       1       0        0        0     0        0     0        0     0        0     0        0
               Percentage   100.00%    0.00% 100.00%   0.00%    0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00% 0.00%    0.00%            0.00%           0.00%



Grand total
Total                        33,256 21,348 21,831 12,403         4,899    5,290 3,030    1,557 3,304    1,945   192      153    26       26
(% of total)                60.90% 39.10% 39.98% 22.71%         8.97%    9.68% 5.54%    2.85% 6.05%    3.56% 0.35%    0.28% 0.05%    0.05%        39.11%          37.36%

Grouping
percentage                  100.00%          62.64%             18.64%         8.39%          9.60%          0.63%          0.10%

Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
    Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native. 

c
    unknown–USPS could not identify specific employee level.





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Fiscal                        Total             White               Black       Hispanic       AAPIa         AIAN
                                                                                                                    b
                                                                                                                        Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                             (percentage (percentage
2002                  males      females male         female male      female male   female male   female male female male female women)     minorities)

Postal
                      62.22% 37.78% 41.12% 22.58% 11.20% 10.06% 5.12% 2.36% 4.47% 2.50% 0.30% 0.26% 0.02% 0.02%                        37.78%          36.30%      

workforce percentage


Bargaining                    

00       Awards            838    821    773    773    17                   11    21    18    24    10    3     8     0     1          

         Percentage    50.51% 49.49% 46.59% 46.59% 1.02%                0.66% 1.27% 1.08% 1.45% 0.60% 0.18% 0.48% 0.00% 0.06%          49.49%              6.81%

01       A
         	 wards         6,977  2,297  4,261  1,287   853                  463   854   334    982   187    23    17    4     9
         Percentage    75.23% 24.77% 45.95% 13.88% 9.20%                4.99% 9.21% 3.60% 10.59% 2.02% 0.25% 0.18% 0.04% 0.10%         24.77%          40.18%

02       	 wards
         A               1,078    331    598    173   134                   63    145    56    193    35    7     2     1     2
         Percentage    76.51% 23.49% 42.44% 12.28% 9.51%                4.47% 10.29% 3.97% 13.70% 2.48% 0.50% 0.14% 0.07% 0.14%        23.49%          45.28%

03       A
         	 wards           788    106    357               61    271        30     99    7     58    7     2     0     1     1
         Percentage    88.14% 11.86% 39.93%            6.82% 30.31%     3.36% 11.07% 0.78% 6.49% 0.78% 0.22% 0.00% 0.11% 0.11%         11.86%          53.24%

04       	 wards
         A               1,707    782    746    284    549    343   166    48   239   105    7     2     0     0
         Percentage    68.58% 31.42% 29.97% 11.41% 22.06% 13.78% 6.67% 1.93% 9.60% 4.22% 0.28% 0.08% 0.00% 0.00%                       31.42%          58.62%

05       A
         	 wards         6,435  7,123  3,573  3,577 1,116  1,831   626   515 1,083 1,134    34    52    3     14
         Percentage    47.46% 52.54% 26.35% 26.38% 8.23% 13.50% 4.62% 3.80% 7.99% 8.36% 0.25% 0.38% 0.02% 0.10%                        52.54%          47.26%

06       	 wards
         A               1,902  1,589  1,074    765    450    504   199    84   169   230    10    5     0     1
         Percentage    54.48% 45.52% 30.76% 21.91% 12.89% 14.44% 5.70% 2.41% 4.84% 6.59% 0.29% 0.14% 0.00% 0.03%                       45.52%          47.32%

07       	 wards
         A                 748            11    522        5      94        5     60    0     68    1     4     0     0     0
         Percentage    98.55%         1.45% 68.77%     0.66% 12.38%     0.66% 7.91% 0.00% 8.96% 0.13% 0.53% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%              1.45%       30.57%

08       	 wards
         A                  86            0      71        0     3          0     8     0     4     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage   100.00%         0.00% 82.56%     0.00% 3.49%      0.00% 9.30% 0.00% 4.65% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%              0.00%       17.44%




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                                                                                                     a             b
Fiscal                        Total             White               Black       Hispanic      AAPI          AIAN       Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                            (percentage (percentage
2002                  males      females male         female male     female male   female male   female male female male female women)     minorities)

09       Awards            688            17    534        11    43         3     30    0      76    3     4     0     1     0
         Percentage    97.59%         2.41% 75.74%     1.56% 6.10%      0.43% 4.26% 0.00% 10.78% 0.43% 0.57% 0.00% 0.14% 0.00%            2.41%       22.70%

10       Awards             45            0      40        0     4          0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage   100.00%         0.00% 88.89%     0.00% 8.89%      0.00% 2.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%             0.00%       11.11%

11       Awards             5      10            0      5      2      4     1     1      2     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    33.33% 66.67%         0.00% 33.33% 13.33% 26.67% 6.67% 6.67% 13.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%              66.67%          66.67%

13       Awards             4      9      2      8     1                    0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    30.77% 69.23% 15.38% 61.54% 7.69%                0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         69.23%          23.08%

14       Awards             22     59     16     24    4      26    0     1     2     6     0     2     0     0
         Percentage    27.16% 72.84% 19.75% 29.63% 4.94% 32.10% 0.00% 1.23% 2.47% 7.41% 0.00% 2.47% 0.00% 0.00%                       72.84%          50.62%

15       Awards             20     25     18     8     2      15    0     1     0     0     0     1     0     0
         Percentage    44.44% 55.56% 40.00% 17.78% 4.44% 33.33% 0.00% 2.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.22% 0.00% 0.00%                       55.56%          42.22%

16       Awards             13     33     10     17    3      7     0     0     0      7     0     2     0     0
         Percentage    28.26% 71.74% 21.74% 36.96% 6.52% 15.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.22% 0.00% 4.35% 0.00% 0.00%                      71.74%          41.30%

17       Awards             11     18     5      13    2      5     1     0      3     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    37.93% 62.07% 17.24% 44.83% 6.90% 17.24% 3.45% 0.00% 10.34% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%                      62.07%          37.93%

18       Awards             36     38     20     21    4                    6     2     2      10     9     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    48.65% 51.35% 27.03% 28.38% 5.41%                8.11% 2.70% 2.70% 13.51% 12.16% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       51.35%          44.59%

19       Awards             1      2      1      1     0      1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    33.33% 66.67% 33.33% 33.33% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%                       66.67%          33.33%




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                                                                                                      a             b
Fiscal                         Total             White               Black       Hispanic      AAPI          AIAN       Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                             (percentage (percentage
2002                   males     females male          female male     female male   female male   female male female male female women)     minorities)

20        A
          	 wards            34     17     29     14    3                    1     0     0     2     2     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    66.67% 33.33% 56.86% 27.45% 5.88%                1.96% 0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 3.92% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         33.33%          15.69%

21        A
          	 wards            2      2      2      2     0                    0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00%                0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         50.00%              0.00%

22        	 wards
          A                  70     53     49     38    10                   5     0     3     11    7     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    56.91% 43.09% 39.84% 30.89% 8.13%                4.07% 0.00% 2.44% 8.94% 5.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         43.09%          29.27%

23        A
          	 wards            1             0       1        0     0          0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
          Percentage   100.00%         0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%             0.00%           0.00%

unknownc Awards              1      1             0         0     0      1      1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage     50.00% 50.00%         0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%            50.00%         100.00%

Nonbargaining
1       A
        	 wards              67     38     60     28    6                    7     1     1     0     1     0     1     0     0
        Percentage      63.81% 36.19% 57.14% 26.67% 5.71%                6.67% 0.95% 0.95% 0.00% 0.95% 0.00% 0.95% 0.00% 0.00%         36.19%          16.19%

6         A
          	 wards           0       5             0         0     0       5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    0.00% 100.00%         0.00%     0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%           100.00%         100.00%

7         A
          	 wards           0       3             0      1     0      2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    0.00% 100.00%         0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 66.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%               100.00%          66.67%

9         A
          	 wards           1      16             0      8     1      3     0     1     0      4     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    5.88% 94.12%          0.00% 47.06% 5.88% 17.65% 0.00% 5.88% 0.00% 23.53% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%               94.12%          52.94%

10        	 wards
          A                  5      12     3      6     0                    0     1      2     1      4     0     0     0     0
          Percentage    29.41% 70.59% 17.65% 35.29% 0.00%                0.00% 5.88% 11.76% 5.88% 23.53% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%       70.59%          47.06%




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                                                                                              a             b
Fiscal                        Total        White             Black      Hispanic       AAPI          AIAN       Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                     (percentage (percentage
2002                  males     females male   female male     female male   female male   female male female male female women)     minorities)

11       Awards            164    762    132    526    15    166    9     44    4     15    4     11    0     0
         Percentage    17.71% 82.29% 14.25% 56.80% 1.62% 17.93% 0.97% 4.75% 0.43% 1.62% 0.43% 1.19% 0.00% 0.00%                82.29%       28.94%



12       Awards             9     210        6     130    1      58    2     11    0     10    0     1     0     0
         Percentage     4.11% 95.89%     2.74% 59.36% 0.46% 26.48% 0.91% 5.02% 0.00% 4.57% 0.00% 0.46% 0.00% 0.00%             95.89%       37.90%

13       Awards            200    402    180    352    7             23    11    15    0     3     2     9     0     0
         Percentage    33.22% 66.78% 29.90% 58.47% 1.16%         3.82% 1.83% 2.49% 0.00% 0.50% 0.33% 1.50% 0.00% 0.00%         66.78%       11.63%

14       Awards             42    172     27     75    9      71    3     9     2     17    1     0     0     0
         Percentage    19.63% 80.37% 12.62% 35.05% 4.21% 33.18% 1.40% 4.21% 0.93% 7.94% 0.47% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%                80.37%       52.34%

15       Awards          1,023  1,591    783  1,030   131    349    57   105    41    90    11    12    0     5
         Percentage    39.14% 60.86% 29.95% 39.40% 5.01% 13.35% 2.18% 4.02% 1.57% 3.44% 0.42% 0.46% 0.00% 0.19%                60.86%       30.64%



16       Awards            695    566    528    318    76    162    60    52    29    33    1     1     1     0
         Percentage    55.11% 44.89% 41.87% 25.22% 6.03% 12.85% 4.76% 4.12% 2.30% 2.62% 0.08% 0.08% 0.08% 0.00%                44.89%       32.91%

17       Awards          4,953  3,168  3,201  1,569    954  1,156   460   228   290   186    31    17    17    12
         Percentage    60.99% 39.01% 39.42% 19.32% 11.75% 14.23% 5.66% 2.81% 3.57% 2.29% 0.38% 0.21% 0.21% 0.15%               39.01%       41.26%

18       Awards          1,068    782    906    560    74           156    55    40    16    21    17    5     0     0
         Percentage    57.73% 42.27% 48.97% 30.27% 4.00%         8.43% 2.97% 2.16% 0.86% 1.14% 0.92% 0.27% 0.00% 0.00%         42.27%       20.76%

19       Awards            729    483    531    271   121    149    45    26    22    33    10    4     0     0
         Percentage    60.15% 39.85% 43.81% 22.36% 9.98% 12.29% 3.71% 2.15% 1.82% 2.72% 0.83% 0.33% 0.00% 0.00%                39.85%       33.83%

20       Awards          1,297    610    987    391   145           144   102    47    51    22    11    6     1     0
         Percentage    68.01% 31.99% 51.76% 20.50% 7.60%         7.55% 5.35% 2.46% 2.67% 1.15% 0.58% 0.31% 0.05% 0.00%         31.99%       27.74%




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                                                                                                     a             b
Fiscal                        Total             White               Black      Hispanic       AAPI          AIAN       Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                            (percentage (percentage
2002                  males     females male          female male     female male   female male   female male female male female women)     minorities)

21       A
         	 wards         1,096    524    841    353   122     
116   73    36    50    19    6           4     0
         Percentage    67.65% 32.35% 51.91% 21.79% 7.53% 
 7.16% 4.51% 2.22% 3.09% 1.17% 0.37% 0.00% 0.25% 0.00%                      32.35%          26.30%

22       A
         	 wards           930    317    688    194   119     
 84   80    21    35    16    7     2     1     0
         Percentage    74.58% 25.42% 55.17% 15.56% 9.54% 
 6.74% 6.42% 1.68% 2.81% 1.28% 0.56% 0.16% 0.08% 0.00%                      25.42%          29.27%

23       	 wards
         A                 805    405    632    272    83     
 84   35    20    42    26    13    3     0     0
         Percentage    66.53% 33.47% 52.23% 22.48% 6.86% 
 6.94% 2.89% 1.65% 3.47% 2.15% 1.07% 0.25% 0.00% 0.00%                      33.47%          25.29%

24       	 wards
         A                 454    163    324     82     71      
49   40    18    19    11    0     3     0     0
         Percentage    73.58% 26.42% 52.51% 13.29% 11.51% 
 7.94% 6.48% 2.92% 3.08% 1.78% 0.00% 0.49% 0.00% 0.00%                     26.42%          34.20%

25       	 wards
         A                 721    251    569    177    80     
 53   27    4     39    14    6     3     0     0
         Percentage    74.18% 25.82% 58.54% 18.21% 8.23% 
 5.45% 2.78% 0.41% 4.01% 1.44% 0.62% 0.31% 0.00% 0.00%                      25.82%          23.25%

26       A
         	 wards            42     7      35               2     2          2
                                                                            
     3     2     2     1     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    85.71% 14.29% 71.43%            4.08% 4.08%      4.08%
                                                                        
     6.12% 4.08% 4.08% 2.04% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         14.29%          24.49%

28       Awards             2             0       2        0     0          0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage   100.00%         0.00% 100.00%    0.00% 0.00%      0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%             0.00%           0.00%

51       Awards             0       1            0       1     0            0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage     0.00% 100.00%        0.00% 100.00% 0.00%        0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%        100.00%              0.00%

53       Awards             1      20            1      18    0             1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
         Percentage     4.76% 95.24%         4.76% 85.71% 0.00%         4.76% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.76% 0.00% 0.00%         95.24%              9.52%

55       Awards             6      43     5      40    1                    1     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0
         Percentage    12.24% 87.76% 10.20% 81.63% 2.04%                2.04% 0.00% 4.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%         87.76%              8.16%




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                                                                                                                                    Total        Total
                                                                                                     a              b
Fiscal                           Total        White               Black      Hispanic         AAPI           AIAN        Hawaiian
year                                                                                                                             (percentage (percentage
2002                     males     females male     female male     female male     female male    female male female male female women)     minorities)

PCES 

01          Awards            150     36    122     30    14              3     9     2     3     1     2     0     0     0              

            Percentage    80.65% 19.35% 65.59% 16.13% 7.53%           1.61% 4.84% 1.08% 1.61% 0.54% 1.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%             19.35%       18.28%

02          	 wards
            A                  5      1      5      1     0               0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
            Percentage    83.33% 16.67% 83.33% 16.67% 0.00%           0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%             16.67%           0.00%

Grand total 

Total                      35,977 23,932 23,270 13,522 5,597  6,168 3,287 1,757 3,573 2,270 216     170    34    45                           

(% of total)              60.05% 39.95% 38.84% 22.57% 9.34% 10.30% 5.49% 2.93% 5.96% 3.79% 0.36% 0.28% 0.06% 0.08%                      39.95%       38.59%      


Grouping                           

percentage               100.00%           61.41%          19.64%           8.42%          9.75%          0.64%         0.13%


Source: USPS data. 

Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding. 

a
  Asian American and Pacific Islander. 

b
    American Indian and Alaskan Native.
c
    unknown–USPS could not identify specific employee level.




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