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EEO Advisory Council 1980 Annual Report
116408: Jul 1, 1981
In 1980-1981, the GAO Equal Employment Advisory Council reviewed at least 50 new personnel regulations and orders and provided comments on such regulations as: discrimination complaint procedures; equal employment opportunity; special emphasis advisory groups; upward mobility; and the table of disciplinary offenses and penalties. The Council worked with the new Personnel Appeals Board, monitored A...
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Needs To Improve Its Administrative Activities
HRD-81-74: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reorganized its field offices. It eliminated the regional offices and litigation centers and transferred their functions to 22 enlarged district offices and 25 area offices. Each district office has an operations service unit which provides administrative support, with headquarters guidance, in such matters as budgeting, personnel, supplies, and m...
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...
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...
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...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
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...
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...
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...