Civil rights (51 - 60 of 120 items)
Americans With Disabilities Act: Initial Accessibility Good But Important Barriers Remain
PEMD-93-16: Published: May 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Americans with Disabilities Act, focusing on: (1) disabled persons' accessibility to businesses and state and local facilities prior to the act; (2) the most common barriers restricting access to a facility; (3) business owners' and managers' awareness of their responsibilities under the act; and (4) business owners' and ma...
Legislative Employment: EEO Complaint Processing By the House Office of Fair Employment Practices
T-GGD-93-30: Published: May 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the House Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for handling employment discrimination complaints, focusing on the: (1) number, type, and resolution of complaints; (2) progression of complaints through the process; and (3) number of complaints that resulted in finding of discrimination. GAO noted that: (1) OFEP does not investigate employment discrimination complaint...
Affirmative Employment: Assessing Progress of EEO Groups in Key Federal Jobs Can Be Improved
GGD-93-65: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
GAO analyzed the representation of women and minorities in key federal jobs, including their hiring, promotion, and voluntary or involuntary departure from those jobs.GAO found that: (1) the relative number of white women and minority men and women increased between 1984 and 1990 in all grades; (2) the relative numbers of minority women increased by 34 percent, compared to a 22-percent increase am...
EEO Oversight: Report of GAO's Affirmative Action Planning Process
PAB-93-1: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed its equal employment opportunity (EEO) activities from 1987 to 1990, focusing on: (1) its strategy for developing affirmative action plans; (2) the implementation of its strategy; (3) the approaches used in the affirmative action plans; and (4) management accountability for implementing affirmative action strategies.GAO found that: (1) the GAO affirmative action plan is not formulated...
AID Management: EEO Issues and Protected Group Underrepresentation Require Management Attention
NSIAD-93-13: Published: Nov 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action requirements, focusing on: (1) women and minority representation by job category, major occupation, and grade level; (2) an AID recruitment strategy to ensure women and minorities were hired at representative rates; (3) AID ass...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: The Commission Has Complied With FY90 Appropriation Act Provisions
GGD-92-83: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the Commission on Civil Rights to determine its compliance with nine restrictions and other limitations for fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriated funds.GAO found that the Commission: (1) complied with the nine restrictions in its use of FY 1990 appropriations, but understated monitoring costs by $22,850 because it again used planned salary figures to...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
HRD-91-148: Published: Sep 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent and possible causes of disparities in the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which disparities occur in the services provided to women and minorities; (2) factors within local project operations that contribute to such disparities; and (3) efforts by states and the Department of Labor (DOL) to mon...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights
HRD-91-85: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) extent to which U.S. elementary and secondary schools may discriminate against minority students in assignment practices; and (2) adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities regarding within-school discrimination.GAO found that: (1) OCR and numerous education researchers have found eviden...
Band I, II, and III, Task Guide
144683: Jun 1, 1991
GAO published a task guide to assist supervisors of Band I, II, and III employees in discussing, monitoring, and developing employee performance...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
GGD-91-86: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal affirmative employment program, focusing on: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) major workforce data requirements for agency multiyear affirmative employment plans; and (2) agency compliance with requirements.GAO found that: (1) 27 of 35 agencies, employing 98 percent of the federal workforce, complied with the EEO...