Employment discrimination (81 - 90 of 140 items)
Women in the Military: Career Progression Not a Current Problem but Concerns Remain
NSIAD-89-210BR: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether impediments existed to equitable career progression opportunities for women in the military, focusing on assignment and promotion policies for each service.GAO found that: (1) although policy issues and factors such as combat exclusion could impede women's career progression, women's promotion rates between 1986 and 1988 were similar to men...
Age Discrimination: Use of Waivers by Large Companies Offering Exit Incentives to Employees
HRD-89-87: Published: Apr 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major companies' waiver requirements for participation in short-term exit incentive programs intended to encourage employees' early departure through financial incentives.GAO found that such waivers: (1) required participants to relinquish their rights to file an age discrimination suit against the company; (2) were private agreements between the e...
Age Discrimination: Use of ADEA Waivers by Large Corporations
T-HRD-89-11: Published: Mar 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1989.
GAO discussed 60 Fortune 100 companies' lawsuit and claim waiver requirements for employees participating in exit incentive programs, which offer extra or enhanced benefits to encourage employees to leave the company voluntarily. GAO noted that, from 1979 through 1988: (1) 24 percent of companies sponsoring exit incentive programs required employees to sign a waiver to receive enhanced benefits; (...
Social Security Administration: Employment of and Service to Hispanics
HRD-89-35: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) compliance with the equal employment opportunity guidelines in its hiring of Hispanics and its services to Hispanics nationwide, focusing on whether SSA had adequate: (1) Spanish-speaking employees to effectively and efficiently deal with Hispanics; and (2) printed materials in Spanish.GAO found that: (...
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...
Aging: GAO Activities in Fiscal Year 1987
HRD-88-42: Published: Dec 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO compiled a listing of its fiscal year 1987 activities regarding older Americans.GAO issued 54 reports on topics concerning the elderly such as: (1) Medicare and Medicaid programs; (2) Social Security programs; (3) pensions; (4) medical malpractice; and (5) Medigap insurance. GAO also listed 55 reports in process relating to the elderly and presented its...
Managers' Guidelines for Dealing With Individual Cases of AIDS
134761: Dec 1, 1987
The GAO Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the Workplace presented GAO managers' guidelines for dealing with situations where employees have, or are perceived to have, AIDS, including: (1) confidentiality regarding employees' health conditions; (2) employee assistance; (3) effects of illness on employee behavior; (4) continued employment and job discrimination; (5) contagi...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Some Racial Imbalance in SSA Region X, Better Data and Remedies Needed
HRD-88-6: Published: Oct 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the employment status of black employees in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Region X, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.GAO found that: (1) blacks were underrepresented in some grades in three primary job series; (2) the Region X multiyear affirmative action plan identified the job series and grade level...
EEO Oversight: Functional Study of GAO's Career Ladder Promotional Process
PAB-88-1: Published: Oct 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
GAO reviewed its agency-wide career ladder promotions from 1980 to 1985 in five groups: (1) evaluator; (2) evaluator-related; (3) attorney; (4) writer-editor; and (5) administrator. GAO focused on whether there were significant differences: (1) between the rates at which protected groups were promoted within the various career ladders; and (2) in the time protected groups spent in grade prior to c...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Hispanics' Advancement Opportunities in SSA Region IX
HRD-87-82: Published: Jul 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
In response to congressional concern about the Social Security Administration's (SSA) fair consideration of Hispanics for promotions in SSA Region IX offices, GAO investigated SSA employment policies concerning Hispanics.GAO found that: (1) at least 30 percent of the contact and claims representatives in six Region IX service area offices were bilingual in Spanish and English and able to assist Sp...