Civil rights (21 - 30 of 120 items)
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...
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...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Deficiencies Found in Financial Management and Internal Controls
GAO-05-68R: Published: Mar 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2005.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) was first established in 1957 as the Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission's life was extended in 1983 and reestablished again in 1994 with its current name. The Commission's purpose is to collect and study information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, o...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Management Could Benefit from Improved Strategic Planning and Increased Oversight
GAO-05-77: Published: Oct 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2004.
The Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary asked GAO to determine (1) the extent of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' compliance with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, (2) what federal oversight is provided to the Commission, and (3) the status of the implementation of recommendations from GAO's past reviews of the Commission.Th...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: More Operational and Financial Oversight Needed
GAO-04-18: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2003.
Over the past 10 years, GAO, the Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and others have raised numerous concerns about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. GAO was asked to assess (1) the adequacy of the Commission's project management procedures, (2) whether the Commission's controls over contracting services and managing contracts are sufficient, and (3) the extent of recent oversig...
Department of Agriculture: Hispanic and Other Minority Farmers Would Benefit from Improvements in the Operations of the Civil Rights Program
GAO-02-1124T: Published: Sep 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2002.
For years, some minority and women farmers have alleged that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) discriminates against them, treating them differently from other farmers during the loan approval or foreclosure process. During fiscal years 2000 and 2001, FSA took, on average, four days longer to process loan applications from Hispanic farmers than it did for non-Hispani...
Department of Agriculture: Improvements in the Operations of the Civil Rights Program Would Benefit Hispanic and Other Minority Farmers
GAO-02-942: Published: Sep 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2002.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) runs a direct loan program that provides loans to farmers who are unable to obtain private commercial credit to buy and operate farms. FSA is required to administer this program in a fair, unbiased manner. GAO found that during fiscal years 2000 and 2001, FSA averaged 4 days longer to process loan applications from Hispanic farmers than it did for non-Hispanic farmers...
DOE Weapons Laboratories: Actions Needed to Strengthen EEO Oversight
GAO-02-391: Published: Apr 22, 2002. Publicly Released: May 21, 2002.
Allegations of racial profiling at the Department of Energy's (DOE) weapons laboratories raised questions about the equitable treatment of minorities and women in personnel actions at these laboratories. The former secretary of energy reiterated a policy of zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind and said that he expected and required full compliance with both the spirit and letter of all civ...
Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases and Reasons Matters Were Closed
GGD-00-192: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's (CRT) selection of cases and reasons matters were closed.GAO noted that: (1) it reviewed case selection in CRT's Housing and Civil Enforcement, Employment Litigation, and Voting sections; (2) according to officials in these sections, CRT does not have written procedures for selecting cases to purs...
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...