Civil rights law enforcement (11 - 20 of 27 items)
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)...
EEOC's Expanding Workload: Increases in Age Discrimination and Other Charges Call for New Approach
HEHS-94-32: Published: Feb 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates discrimination charges under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and other federal nondiscrimination laws, focusing on: (1) EEOC ability to meet the demands of its workload; (2) EEOC plans for investigating systemic discrimination; (3) EEOC plans for litigation;...
Legislative Employment: Operations of the Office of Fair Employment Practices Could Be Improved
GGD-94-36: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the House of Representatives' Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for: (1) educating House employees and employers about their equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights and responsibilities; (2) handling inquiries and complaints about alleged violations of fair employment practices and fair labor standards; and (3) carrying out h...
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...
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...
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...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by Education's Office for Civil Rights
T-HRD-91-17: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities in eliminating possible racial discrimination in the within-school placement of elementary and secondary students. GAO noted that: (1) many schools had disproportionate numbers of minority students being assigned to lower-ability classes; (2) OCR conducted only one compliance review re...
Information on Internal EEO Activities at Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-85-62: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on civil rights activities submitted by a variety of federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fiscal years 1981 and 1984.GAO obtained information on internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) office activities at the agencies including components dealing with complaint processing, policy development, legal a...
Federal Agencies' Block Grant Civil Rights Enforcement Efforts: a Status Report
HRD-84-82: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the block grants established by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 to determine the civil rights enforcement policies and procedures of the three federal agencies that administer the programs.The civil rights statutes applicable to most of the programs prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national...
Problems Persist in the EEO Complaint Processing System for Federal Employees
FPCD-83-21: Published: Apr 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on continuing problems with the discrimination complaint processing system for Federal employees and some proposed changes in the system.The system for processing Government employees' discrimination complaints continues to be plagued with problems, particularly the length of time it takes to process complaints. GAO found that complaints closed...