Civil rights (11 - 20 of 40 items)
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...
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;...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...
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...
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...
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...
Civil Rights Office Mediation Program
144670: Nov 1, 1990
GAO provided information on its Civil Rights Office Mediation Program, focusing on the: (1) program's goals; and (2) mediation process...
Equal Employment Opportunity: EEOC and State Agencies Did Not Fully Investigate Discrimination Charges
HRD-89-11: Published: Oct 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed six Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) districts' and five states' fair employment practices agencies' (FEPA) efforts to fully investigate discrimination charges; and (2) assessed how well EEOC monitored state investigative work.GAO found that, of the charges that EEOC and FEPA closed with no-cause determinations from January th...