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Indian Issues: BIA's Efforts to Impose Time Frames and Collect Better Data Should Improve the Processing of Land in Trust Applications
GAO-06-781: Published: Jul 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2006.
In 1980, the Department of the Interior (Interior) established regulations to provide a uniform approach for taking land in trust. Trust status means the government holds title to the land in trust for tribes and individual Indians. Trust land is exempt from state and local taxes. The Secretary of the Interior has delegated primary responsibility for processing, reviewing, and deciding on applicat...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Improved Coordination Needed between EEOC and OPM in Leading Federal Workplace EEO
GAO-06-214: Published: Jun 16, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2006.
In April 2005 GAO reported on the EEO policy framework in the federal workplace and the roles of EEOC and OPM. This report, in response to a congressional request, provides information on (1) federal agency EEO and human capital managers' views of the EEO framework requirements; (2) their views on the usefulness of guidance and feedback from EEOC and OPM concerning these requirements; and (3) how...
Social Security Administration: Agency Is Positioning Itself to Implement Its New Disability Determination Process, but Key Facets Are Still in Development
GAO-06-779T: Published: Jun 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2006.
In March 2006, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published a rule that fundamentally alters the way claims for disability benefits are processed and considered. The rule establishes the Disability Service Improvement process (DSI)--intended to improve the accuracy, timeliness, consistency, and fairness of determinations. DSI's changes include an opportunity for an expedited decision during...
Indians' Additional Compensation Claims: Calculations for the Crow Creek Sioux and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes Differ from Approach Used in Prior GAO Reports
GAO-06-849T: Published: Jun 14, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2006.
From 1946 to 1966, the government constructed the Fort Randall and Big Bend Dams as flood control projects on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The reservoirs created behind the dams flooded about 38,000 acres of the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian reservations. The tribes received compensation when the dams were built and additional compensation in the 1990s. The tribes are seeking a third ro...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: The Commission Should Strengthen Its Quality Assurance Policies and Make Better Use of Its State Advisory Committees
GAO-06-343: Published: May 1, 2006. Publicly Released: May 31, 2006.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (the Commission) was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957 to serve as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency whose mission is to investigate and report on the status of civil rights in the United States. Since its inception, the Commission has conducted hearings and issued reports highlighting critical, controversial civil rights issues, includin...
Equal Employment Opportunity: DOD's EEO Pilot Program Under Way, but Improvements Needed to DOD's Evaluation Plan
GAO-06-538: Published: May 5, 2006. Publicly Released: May 5, 2006.
Delays in processing of equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaints have been a long-standing concern. In 2000, as part of the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 2001 authorization act, Congress authorized DOD to carry out a 3-year pilot program for improving processes to resolve complaints by civilian DOD employees by testing procedures that would reduce EEO complaint processing times an...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Demographics and Occupations of State Advisory Committee Members, an E-supplement to GAO-06-343
GAO-06-551SP: Published: May 1, 2006. Publicly Released: May 1, 2006.
This report presents an analysis of information on the members of the 51 state advisory committees of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission). These state advisory committees exist to provide information on state and local civil rights issues to the Commission. This analysis contains information on state and advisory committee member demographics and the members' occupations. Information...
Credit Card Minimum Payment Disclosures Cardholder Interview Results, an E-supplement to GAO-06-434
GAO-06-611SP: Published: Apr 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2006.
As part of a study GAO conducted to determine the feasibility and usefulness of providing customized minimum payment disclosures to credit cardholders, we interviewed a total of 112 cardholders in three U.S. cities on their views of various minimum payment disclosures. This document represents a facsimile of the interview guide that we administered to cardholders and includes the results to the cl...
Military Disability Evaluation: Ensuring Consistent and Timely Outcomes for Reserve and Active Duty Service Members
GAO-06-561T: Published: Apr 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2006.
The House Subcommittee on Military Personnel asked GAO to discuss the results of its recent study on the Military Disability Evaluation System. In this study, GAO determined (1) how current DOD policies and guidance for disability determinations compare for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and what policies are specific to reserve component members of the military; (2) what oversight and quality con...
Military Disability System: Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Consistent and Timely Outcomes for Reserve and Active Duty Service Members
GAO-06-362: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
The House Committee on Armed Services report that accompanies the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2006 directs GAO to review results of the military disability evaluation system. In response to this mandate, GAO determined: (1) how current DOD policies and guidance for disability determinations compare for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and what policies are specific to reserve c...