Discrimination (51 - 60 of 107 items)
Current Problems in the Availability of Insurance
129567: Mar 4, 1986
GAO discussed its 1979 report on issues and needed improvements in state regulation of the insurance industry. GAO found that insurance availability was affected by: (1) redlining, which is the arbitrary denial of insurance to everyone living in a particular neighborhood; (2) subjective underwriting practices which could result in consumers being denied essential insurance because of unsubstantiat...
Women in the Workplace: The 1980's and Beyond
OLS-85-1: Published: Sep 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1985.
This bibliography contains selected articles concerning various issues pertaining to women in the work force. The articles address work force trends, discrimination, wage differentials, harassment, safety, benefits, working relationships, and other subjects. The bibliography is intended to organize significant information relating to women in the work force to enable users to conduct further resea...
Comments on Report on Comparable Worth by the United States Commission on Civil Rights
GGD-85-59: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a Civil Rights Commission report on comparable worth to verify data integrity and reliability.GAO found that: (1) the report presented a view of comparable worth different from that supported by advocates of comparable worth; (2) the Commission recommended that comparable worth, as defined in the report, be rejected; (3) the report inaccurately cha...
Complaint Involving Alleged Harassment, Threats, and Discrimination
B-198463: Published: Jun 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
The Department of Labor erroneously referred a complaint to GAO concerning a state-administered contract and a contractor's allegation of discrimination. Under its jurisdictional authority, GAO will review complaints involving alleged discrimination if a federal contract is involved. Since this was not the case, GAO declined to take action on the matter...
B-200035: Published: Sep 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Advisory Council on Civil Rights: Combined 1983 and 1984 Annual Report
126843: Mar 1, 1985
The functions of the GAO Advisory Council on Civil Rights, its membership composition, charter, and bylaws are described. Matters and issues addressed by the Council such as: (1) its comments on proposed affirmative action plans; (2) an inquiry into the upward mobility process made in response to applicant concerns; (3) a review of the requirements for GAO automated personnel data; and (4) a study...
Response to Questions Related to Comparable Worth and Sex-Based Wage Discrimination
GGD-85-40: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO answered a series of questions concerning the effectiveness of the comparable worth concept in identifying and remedying sex-based wage discrimination. Specifically, GAO was asked: (1) whether there is any current law affecting federal pay or classification which differentiates on the basis of sex; (2) how the comparable worth concept was treated during deb...
Comments on the Economic Implications of the Proposed Florio Amendment to the Nondiscrimination in Insurance Act
OCE-84-6: Published: Sep 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1984.
GAO was asked to analyze a substitute to H.R. 100, proposed legislation which would prohibit distinctions based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the marketing and pricing of insurance and pension contracts. The bill would have required that: (1) sex-distinct premiums and benefits in the contracts be equalized; and (2) no one's benefits be reduced as part of the equalization pro...
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...
Comments on the Economic Implications of the Exon Amendment to the Fair Insurance Practices Act
OCE-84-7: Published: Aug 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the economic implications of a proposed amendment to S. 372, the Fair Insurance Practices Act. As originally introduced, S. 372 would have required that sex-distinct premiums and benefits in existing and future insurance and pension contracts be equalized. While the amendment would continue to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, relig...