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Veterans Benefits Administration: Problems and Challenges Facing Disability Claims Processing
T-HEHS/AIMD-00-146: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) claims processing operations, focusing on: (1) long-standing performance problems; (2) claims processing complexities; (3) challenges to improving performance; and (4) VBA's initiatives to improve performance.GAO noted that: (1) VBA's problems with large backlogs and long waits for decisions have not ye...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Responses to Questions Related to Equal Employment Opportunity and Dispute Resolution Issues
GGD-00-123R: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: May 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions regarding GAO's testimony on the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process for federal employees, focusing on: (1) whether minorities are placed in positions that are "dead end employment tracks;" (2) whether GAO studied the Navy's Pilot Dispute Resolution Program, which is used to resolve EEO complaints; (3)...
Fair Labor Standards Act: White-Collar Exemptions Need Adjustments for Today's Work Place
T-HEHS-00-105: Published: May 3, 2000. Publicly Released: May 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the white-collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), focusing on: (1) how shifts in the American economy have affected the exemptions in today's work place; (2) how the regulations underpinning the exemptions have changed in the decades since the enactment of the FLSA; (3) why both employer and employee representatives believe that...
Civil Rights Division: Fiscal Year 2000 Annual Performance Plan Could Be Improved
GGD-00-90R: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division (CRT) fiscal year (FY) 2000 annual performance plan to determine the extent to which the plan had met Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements and related guidance, focusing on: (1) defining expected performance; (2) addressing the crosscutting nature of its programs; and (3) provi...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Discrimination Complaint Caseloads and Underlying Causes Require EEOC's Sustained Attention
T-GGD-00-104: Published: Mar 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint process for federal employees and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) role in protecting federal workers from unlawful employment discrimination, focusing on the: (1) rising number of new discrimination cases; (2) data shortcomings that hinder assessment of workplace conflicts; and...
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Distribution of Fiscal Year 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds
OGC-00-26: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) new rule on the distribution of fiscal year (FY) 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule is published as a temporary one and requires distribution of one-half of the FY 2000 Indian Reservation Roads funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the Relative Need Formula ad...
Civil Rights Division: Policies and Procedures for Establishing Litigation Priorities, Tracking and Managing Casework, and Disseminating Litigation Results
GGD-00-58R: Published: Feb 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's, which uses the abbreviation CRT, management of its responsibilities, focusing on: (1) CRT's role in establishing and coordinating governmentwide civil rights policies and litigation priorities; (2) the division's guidelines, policies, and procedures for tracking and managing its caseload; and (3)...
Subcontractor Complaints Concerning the D.C. Union Station Renovation Project
GGD-00-13R: Published: Dec 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding work done on the Union Station Redevelopment Project by Park Woodworking, Inc., focusing on the: (1) extent of the government's liability, if any, for costs incurred for which Park was not compensated; (2) extent to which Park was not compensated for the work it did; and (3) actions taken by the Secretary of Transportation and...
Private Disability Insurance: Employer-Sponsored Plans
HEHS-00-18R: Published: Nov 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on private sector employer-sponsored disability insurance plans, focusing on the: (1) number of people in the private sector covered by short-term or long-term employer-sponsored disability insurance; (2) number of short- and long-term disability claims filed each year and the number of initial awards; and (3) average processing time for initial sh...
Equal Employment Opportunity: The Postal Service Needs to Better Ensure the Quality of EEO Complaint Data
GGD-99-167: Published: Sep 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1999.
GAO reviewed certain discrepancies in the complaint data that the Postal Service reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the need for the Service to take additional steps to ensure that such data are complete, accurate, and reliable.GAO noted that: (1) in GAO's limited analyses of the data the Service reported to EEOC, GAO found errors in statistics on the underlying bas...