Employment discrimination (31 - 40 of 140 items) in Custom Date Range
Federal Employee Redress: A System in Need of Reform
T-GGD-96-110: Published: Apr 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1996.
GAO discussed the administrative redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the federal employee redress system is a complex and duplicative system that affords employees redress at three different levels; (2) the system is inefficient, expensive, and time-consuming because of its complexity and the variety of redress mechanisms available; (3) the system contains significant overlap...
Circuit Bias Task Force Reports
GGD-96-71R: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology of reports by federal circuit courts of appeals' task forces on the affects of gender, racial, and ethnic bias on court operations. GAO noted that: (1) the 3 reports reviewed were the only ones available; (2) the reports' objectives and methodologies did not gather the type of information necessary to support their conclusions that...
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...
Employment Discrimination: Most Private-Sector Employers Use Alternative Dispute Resolution
HEHS-95-150: Published: Jul 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) extent to which private-sector employers use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) approaches in resolving discrimination complaints of employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and (2) fairness of private-sector employers' arbitration policies.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1994, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commis...
EEOC: Burgeoning Workload Calls for New Approaches
T-HEHS-95-170: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) mission, budget, and workload. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC has the authority to investigate and resolve meritorious employment discrimination complaints in the private sector; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1995, EEOC plans to use more than 80 percent of its $233 million budget and about 90 percent of its...
Security Clearances: Consideration of Sexual Orientation in the Clearance Process
NSIAD-95-21: Published: Mar 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how sexual orientation is treated in the security clearance process for federal civilian and contractor employees, focusing on: (1) whether clearances are being denied or revoked based on individuals' sexual orientation; (2) whether sexual orientation is being used as a criterion in granting or revoking security clearances; and (3) how concealment...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Group Representation in Key Jobs at the National Institutes of Health
GGD-95-83: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) employment practices, focusing on NIH progress in meeting federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements that address job placement and advancement of minorities and women.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1984 through FY 1993, the overall representation of minorities and women in the NIH w...
Managing DOE: Further Review Needed of Suspensions of Security Clearances for Minority Employees
RCED-95-15: Published: Dec 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) security clearance program, focusing on: (1) whether racial or ethnic disparities existed among those employees who had their security clearances suspended; and (2) actions DOE needs to take to respond to these disparities.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1989 and 1993, DOE suspended 425 security clearances...
Discrimination Complaints: Monetary Awards in Federal EEO Cases
GGD-95-28FS: Published: Jan 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on payments made to federal employees and their attorneys resulting from employment discrimination complaints in fiscal years (FY) 1989 through 1994.GAO found that: (1) since fiscal year 1989, federal agencies and the Judgment Fund have paid at least $89.4 million to federal employees and their attorneys to settle employment discriminat...