Employment discrimination (111 - 120 of 140 items)
Further Improvements Needed in EEOC Enforcement Activities
HRD-81-29: Published: Apr 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1981.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The President's 1978 Reorganization Plan increased the authority and responsibility of EEOC and made it the principal agency for enforcing federal equal employment opportunity requirements. In 1976...
Implementation of Affirmative Action Planning
FPCD-81-25: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1981.
GAO responded to the question of whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should develop more objective standards by which to measure the progress of Federal departments and agencies in enhancing equal employment opportunity. GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Commission's implementation of its instructions for preparing Federal affirmative actions; (2) contacted selected agencies and...
Minority and Female Distribution Patterns in the Military Services
FPCD-81-6: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
The increasing debate about the viability of the All-Volunteer Force has raised many questions concerning the number and distribution of minorities and females in the Armed Forces. Very little information on the distribution of minorities and females has been officially and systematically provided to Congress. GAO conducted a study to determine whether more useful information on historic trends, c...
The National Institute of Education Should Further Increase Minority and Female Participation in Its Activities
HRD-81-3: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) has undertaken a number of projects to increase the participation of minorities and women in its activities. These projects include the unsolicited proposal program, the small and disadvantaged business utilization program, the minorities' and women's program, and the black college initiatives program. These efforts are designed to increase awareness in NI...
EE0C's Proposed Regulations
B-200080(VBG): Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Employment Service Needs To Emphasize Equal Opportunity in Job Referrals
HRD-80-95: Published: Sep 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1980.
The Employment Service finds jobs for people and people for jobs. It is operated jointly by the Department of Labor and the states through local employment offices.The Employment Service offices which GAO visited generally referred minorities and women to lower paying jobs traditionally held by minorities and women in proportions greater than their representation among applicants. These were low o...
Need To Ensure Nondiscrimination in CETA Programs
HRD-80-75: Published: Jun 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1980.
The Department of Labor has not been able to determine whether Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs equitably serve all segments of the population. The act requires that prime sponsors, State and local governments operating CETA programs, provide CETA services free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or political affiliation o...
EEO Progress in the Federal Government in the Seventies
112496: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. GAO has devoted considerable time to reviews of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) activities and programs. These included studies of discrimination in providing services under Federal financial assistance programs, assessment of school desegregation efforts, Federal agency EEO programs, employment discrimination in skilled cr...
Use of Agency Funds To Make Cash Settlements of Discrimination Complaints
B-197140(MGB): Published: May 23, 1980. Publicly Released: May 23, 1980.
The Assistant Secretary (Administration) of the Department of the Treasury requested an opinion as to the legality of the use of agency funds to make cash settlements of discrimination complaints without regard to an employee's entitlement to backpay, and without any findings or admissions of discrimination or of an unwarranted or unjustified personnel action. The Back Pay Act would not constitute...
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...