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School Bullying: Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T: Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
With regard to the prevalence and effects of bullying, our findings suggest that reported levels of bullying and related effects are significant. Research shows that bullying can have detrimental outcomes for victims, including adverse psychological and behavioral outcomes. According to four nationally representative surveys conducted from 2005 to 2009, an estimated 20 to 28 percent of youth, prim...
Women's Earnings: Federal Agencies Should Better Monitor Their Performance in Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Laws
GAO-08-799: Published: Aug 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2008.
In 2003, GAO found that women, on average, earned 80 percent of what men earned in 2000 and workplace discrimination may be one contributing factor. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor (Labor) enforce several laws intended to prevent gender pay discrimination. GAO examined (1) how EEOC enforces laws addressing gender pay disparities among private sector e...
[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...
Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6RS: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1992.
GAO provided supplemental information on equal employment opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints at smaller federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) one agency corrected inaccurate data it reported in its EEO report; (2) it revised a table to reflect the corrected data; and (3) the reason for the inconsistencies was that complaints encompassed multiple issues, such as national origin, race, sex,...
Discrimination Complaints: Payments to Employees by Federal Agencies and the Judgement Fund
HRD-89-141: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' corrective actions in resolving employment discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) whether policies on settling discrimination complaints differed among agencies; (2) whether agencies collected data on agency and Judgement Fund payments; and (3) the magnitude of the payments.GAO found that: (1) monetary payments resulting from...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Authority To Pay Reasonable Attorney Fees and Costs Incident to EEO Proceeding
B-195544(MRV): Published: May 7, 1980. Publicly Released: May 7, 1980.
Legal opinions were sought regarding the authority of an agency to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs incident to an equal employment opportunity proceeding before an agency. GAO held that on April 9, 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued interim regulations which provide that an agency or EEOC may award a complainant reasonable attorney fees and costs when an allegat...
Actions Taken by Federal Agencies To Implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
112097: Apr 15, 1980
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Each Federal agency is responsible for determining which of its activities and programs are subject to title VI and for carrying out its title VI responsibilities. The Department of Ju...
Agencies When Providing Federal Financial Assistance Should Ensure Compliance With Title VI
HRD-80-22: Published: Apr 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1980.
A request was made for a review of Federal agencies' compliance with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any Federal financial assistance program. Each executive department and agency is responsible for determining which of its activities and programs provide Federal financia...
Evaluation of Efforts by the City of Denver and Five Federal Agencies To Comply with Certain Federal Affirmative Action Requirements
CED-78-172: Published: Sep 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1978.
Denver's Department of Public Works awarded approximately $55.5 million in construction contracts during the period July 1, 1975, to December 31, 1977, under federal grants from the following agencies, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Aviation Administration; and the Econo...