Civil rights law enforcement (11 - 20 of 29 items)
EEOC: Federal Affirmative Planning Responsibilities
T-GGD-94-20: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) role in creating a federal workforce that is discrimination free and reflects the nation's population. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC must work with federal agencies to better identify employment barriers for women and minorities; (2) the representation of women and minorities in the federal workforce has increased between 1982 and 1993;...
EEOC: An Overview
T-HRD-93-30: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and some concerns about its operations. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC responsibilities and workload have increased significantly since 1964 due to its assumption of responsibility for enforcing certain antidiscrimination acts; (2) EEOC has requested more staff to meet its increasing workload, but it needs to study investigator efficiency...
Federal Employment: Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment Issues at Selected VA Medical Centers
GGD-93-119: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed sexual harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers, focusing on: (1) closed complaints of sexual harassment at VA; (2) the number of formal sexual harassment complaints in process; (3) the prevalence of sexual harassment at VA medical centers; and (4) VA medical centers' handling of sexual harassment complaints.GAO found...
Legislative Employment: EEO Complaint Processing By the House Office of Fair Employment Practices
T-GGD-93-30: Published: May 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the House Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for handling employment discrimination complaints, focusing on the: (1) number, type, and resolution of complaints; (2) progression of complaints through the process; and (3) number of complaints that resulted in finding of discrimination. GAO noted that: (1) OFEP does not investigate employment discrimination complaint...
Age Employment Discrimination: EEOC's Investigation of Charges Under 1967 Law
HRD-92-82: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed questions about investigations of employment discrimination charges under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), focusing on the lapse of charging parties' rights to file suits in federal court before completion of ADEA investigations.GAO found that: (1) charging parties who believe they have experienced age employment discrimination may...
Pay Equity: Washington State's Efforts to Address Comparable Worth
GGD-92-87BR: Published: Jul 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Washington's efforts to provide equal pay for work of comparable value.GAO found that: (1) Washington has reduced to 17 percent the number of benchmark jobs below the 95 percent target salary line; (2) 90 of 109 state jobs are on or above the target salary line and 19 jobs are below the target salary line; (3) of 429 general governme...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
GGD-91-86: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal affirmative employment program, focusing on: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) major workforce data requirements for agency multiyear affirmative employment plans; and (2) agency compliance with requirements.GAO found that: (1) 27 of 35 agencies, employing 98 percent of the federal workforce, complied with the EEO...
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Charge Data System
T-IMTEC-88-5: Published: Jun 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Charge Data System to determine whether it provided EEOC with accurate, complete, and current data. GAO found that some EEOC district offices reported that the system: (1) could not transfer automated charge records directly from one field office to another; (2) did not allow district offices to...
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...
Information on Internal EEO Activities at Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-85-62: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on civil rights activities submitted by a variety of federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fiscal years 1981 and 1984.GAO obtained information on internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) office activities at the agencies including components dealing with complaint processing, policy development, legal a...