Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:34 PM
Ok, I see the problem. There is nothing wrong with your instalation. Veki is showing per-colony population manager. To access it, click the little "i"-like icon, probably representing a man, at the colony's summary window, just below the icon for creating a colony message/description. Your picture is from the empire population setting, where you can create an all-around population setting that you can apply to your colonies.
BTW, even if you created an empire pop. setting, it will not apply to every colony you own. You can apply it to all colonies you currently own, but when you get a new one you'll need to apply them for that colony from the per-colony pop. manager.
When you have multiple races and do not want to cut into the indeginous population, you will have to manually tailor the pop settings at each colony.