Equal employment opportunity (31 - 40 of 58 items)
Problems Persist in the EEO Complaint Processing System for Federal Employees
FPCD-83-21: Published: Apr 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on continuing problems with the discrimination complaint processing system for Federal employees and some proposed changes in the system.The system for processing Government employees' discrimination complaints continues to be plagued with problems, particularly the length of time it takes to process complaints. GAO found that complaints closed...
Review of Selected Activities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission District Office in Memphis
B-175042: Published: Sep 28, 1973. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Enforcement of Executive Order 11246 in Chicago
HRD-82-119: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on compliance reviews initiated by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Chicago regional office in 1980.During its interviews with contractors, GAO addressed the effectiveness of Executive Order 11246 in creating employment opportunities for women and minorities and the way in which OFCCP conducted...
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures Should Be Reviewed and Revised
FPCD-82-26: Published: Jul 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1982.
The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures describe the federal government's position on how tests should be used in making employment decisions which are consistent with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. This review was made because GAO believes that the guidelines: (1) are important to EEO enforcement; and (2) have been publicly criticized by some of their users. The...
The Administration of the Contract Compliance Program Has Shown Improvement
HRD-82-8: Published: Oct 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) implementation of its contract compliance program since the 1978 consolidation of compliance agencies into the Department of Labor. The purpose of the program is to assure that contractors doing business with the Federal Government are in compliance with equal employment opportunity regulations.In a previous report issued jus...
Equal Employment Opportunity Issues
116557: Oct 1, 1981
The Federal Government has developed numerous programs to ensure that equal employment opportunity exists within the federal workforce. Some of the efforts involved in administering the programs included: setting up complaints review systems, revising recruitment programs, implementation of affirmative action planning, reviewing examining procedures, setting guidelines for employee selection proce...
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...
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...