Discrimination (11 - 20 of 107 items)
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...
Women's Earnings: Work Patterns Partially Explain Difference between Men's and Women's Earnings
GAO-04-35: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2003.
Despite extensive research on the progress that women have made toward equal pay and career advancement opportunities over the past several decades, there is no consensus about the magnitude of earnings differences between men and women and why differences may exist. According to data from the Department of Labor's Current Population Survey (CPS), women have typically earned less than men. Specifi...
Environmental Protection Agency: Continued Improvement Needed in Assessing Equal Employment Opportunity
GAO-03-462: Published: Jun 26, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2003.
Minority employees at the EPA reported for a number of years that the agency had discriminated against them based on their race and retaliated against them for filing complaints. These issues were aired at hearings held by the House Committee on Science at which EPA said it would take actions to ensure a fair and discrimination free workplace. GAO was asked to review (1) the accuracy of EPA's equa...
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...
HUD: Review of Bucklin Report Prepared to Assist HUD in Defending Against EEO Complaint by HUD's Deputy Assistant Inspector General
OSI-99-16R: Published: Aug 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a comprehensive review of the report prepared by Donald T. Bucklin of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on identifying inaccurate statements found in the Bucklin Report. The Bucklin Report was prepared to assist HUD in its defense against an equal employment opportunity complaint filed by...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Data Shortcomings Hinder Assessment of Conflicts in the Federal Workplace
GGD-99-75: Published: May 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the nature and extent of workplace conflicts that underlie the rising number of discrimination cases, focusing on: (1) the statutory bases (e.g., race, sex, or disability discrimination) under which employees filed complaints; (2) the kinds of issues (e.g., nonselection for promotion, harassment) that were cited in these complaints;...
[Comments on Whether EPA Interim Guidance Is a Rule Under the Congressional Review Act]
B-281575: Published: Jan 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether interim guidance for investigating Title VI administrative complaints challenging permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency is a rule under the Congressional Review Act portion of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA). GAO held that, irrespective of whether or not in isolation the second portion of the interim guidance is properly vi...
Military Equal Opportunity: Problems With Services' Complaint Systems Are Being Addressed by DOD
NSIAD-96-9: Published: Jan 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military's equal opportunity (EO) program, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for handling EO complaints; and (2) whether there are opportunities for improving these processes.GAO found that: (1) in implementing the military EO program, the four military services have established different complaint processes; (2) among these differences...
Equal Employment Opportunity: DOL Contract Compliance Reviews Could Better Target Federal Contractors
HEHS-95-177: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) oversight of federal contractors' equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices, focusing on: (1) OFCCP fulfillment of its mission and responsibilities; (2) changes in OFCCP resources in recent years; and (3) whether the OFCCP selection procedure for con...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Mission Performance, Employee Protections, and Working Environment
GGD-95-213: Published: Aug 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) performance, management, and operations, focusing on: (1) whether the MSPB appeals process is effectively protecting federal employees against improper personnel practices; (2) the accountability mechanisms MSPB has in place to provide its employees with merit system protections; and (3) the actions MSPB...