Employment discrimination (71 - 80 of 91 items)
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...
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...
Federal Employment Examinations: Do They Achieve Equal Opportunity and Merit Principle Goals?
FPCD-79-46: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 15, 1979.
Each year about 1.5 million applications are made for competitive civil service positions and about 150,000 to 200,000 people are hired from civil service job registers. By law, selection and advancement should be determined on the basis of ability, knowledge, and skills following fair and open competition which ensures everyone an equal opportunity. A survey was made to see whether examining proc...
EEO Advisory Council's 1978 Report
108861: Mar 1, 1979
The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council (EEOAC) of the General Accounting Office (GAO), an 18-member group representing 15 offices and divisions, meets each year with the Comptroller General to discuss EEO matters in GAO. The EEOAC found no criteria for career ladder positions in the GAO divisions that were reviewed. More career development opportunities are needed for support staff. Div...
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...
Selected Publications on Equal Opportunity
113318: Jan 1, 1979
This annotated bibliography presents selected recent publications on equal employment opportunity. It updates bibliographies published by GAO from December 1975 through February 1977. Topics covered include affirmative action; the use of statistics as evidence of discrimination; federal, state and local governments; the Supreme Court's decision in the Bakke case; and equal opportunity problems of...
Major Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Programs for the Private Sector Should Be Consolidated
HRD-78-72: Published: Jun 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1978.
Two major federal programs evaluate equal employment opportunity activities of many of the nation's employers: (1) the title VII program authorized by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local fair employment practice agencies; and (2) the contract compliance program established to carry out Executive Order 11246 administered b...
The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Affirmative Action Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-78-18: Published: Mar 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1978.
The equal employment opportunity (EEO) program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a component of the Department of Justice, was reviewed. The review focused on the policies and practices affecting the structure and implementation of the affirmative action program; employee recruitment, selection, promotion, training, and assignment; and the discrimination complaint processes.From...