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Hispanics at EEOC's Houston Office
GGD-94-119R: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed employment practices at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Houston District Office, focusing on Hispanic employees. GAO noted that: (1) 26 percent of the office's 80 employees were Hispanic as of September 30, 1993; (2) 1 female and 3 male Hispanic employees held grade 13 or 14 positions; (3) the female Hispanic employee held a no...
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
FPI Systems Furniture
GGD-93-51R: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Prison Industries, Inc.'s (UNICOR) production and sales of systems furniture to federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) prison inmates currently perform some of the manufacturing on all system furniture products except mobile and fixed file components; (2) UNICOR annually employs 725 inmates for about 1,900 hours each for f...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...
Occupational Safety and Health: Improvements Needed in OSHA's Monitoring of Federal Agencies' Programs
HRD-92-97: Published: Aug 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) monitoring of federal agencies' safety and health programs and implementation of the Hazard Communication Standard.GAO found that OSHA: (1) monitors federal agencies' safety and health programs differently from the approach envisioned in its regulations; (2) is not conducting required annua...
Occupational Safety and Health: Options to Improve Hazard-Abatement Procedures in the Workplace
HRD-92-105: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) procedures with: (1) proposed legislation (H.R. 3160) that would affect OSHA activites; (2) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) procedures; and (3) the procedures used by 21 states operating OSHA-approved safety and health programs.GAO found that: (1) H.R. 3160 would allow OSHA to...
Federal Fitness Facilities
GGD-92-10R: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the extent to which federal agencies support federal fitness facilities with appropriated funds. GAO noted that: (1) 40 of 77 departments and agencies surveyed reported supporting federal fitness facilities with federal appropriations; (2) those 40 departments and agencies reported supporting 1.25 million federal civilian employees and 653 fede...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
Trade and Economic Data: Many Federal Agencies Collect and Disseminate Information
NSIAD-91-173: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign economic data available to U.S. businesses and policymakers, focusing on the: (1) federal agencies that collect and disseminate foreign economic and trade data; (2) ways in which executive and legislative agencies use this information; (3) extent of agency coordination in collecting and disseminating these data; and (4) metho...