Hiring policies (11 - 20 of 20 items)
What Is Merit?
115195: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The concept of merit has been the cornerstone of the federal personnel system since the Civil Service Act was passed, but each generation redefines merit to reflect contemporary values and concerns. Three aspects of the merit principle emerge as consistent concerns or tacit assumptions: open competition, selection on the basis...
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...
GAO Policies and Procedures of Achieving EEO Goals
094321: Nov 14, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Department of Justice Should Improve Its Equal Employment Opportunity Programs
FPCD-78-79: Published: Feb 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1979.
GAO reviewed the affirmative action programs within the Department of Justice and each of its seven bureaus for the period from July 1974 through September 1978. Attention was focused on the practices affecting the structure and implementation of the affirmative action programs; employment recruitment, selection, promotion, training, and assignment; and the discrimination complaint process. This i...
Problems with Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures Need To Be Resolved
FPCD-77-54: Published: Feb 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council, consisting of the Secretary of Labor, the Attorney General and the chairpersons of the Civil Service Commission, Civil Rights Commission, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or their respective delegates, was established in 1972 to coordinate federal equal employment opportunity enforcement efforts. Early in 1973, the Council set out t...
Problems in the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Program Need to Be Resolved
FPCD-76-85: Published: Sep 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1977.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act of 1972 established guidelines for ensuring nondiscrimination and placed responsibility with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for reviewing national and regional EEO plans submitted by departments and agencies, evaluating agency operations, and publishing progress reports.It could not be determined whether the EEO program for federal employees and job a...
Civil Service Commission's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees
FPCD-77-5: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and several agencies in obtaining qualified persons for competitive clerical and technical positions were surveyed. Observations were made primarily from data obtained from region IX area offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, and therefore, may not reflect the total system.Although the CSC system is designed to be a fair and...
Equal Employment Opportunity 1977 National Affirmative Action Plan
101095: Feb 15, 1977
No summary is currently available...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-75-107: Published: Apr 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plans, focusing on: (1) hiring and promotion practices; (2) training and upward mobility programs; and (3) its discrimination complaint system.GAO noted that: (1) minorities composed 4.3 percent of NASA's total professional employees and...