Hiring policies (21 - 30 of 52 items)
Underrepresentation of Minorities and Women in the Foreign Service
T-NSIAD-89-49: Published: Sep 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1989.
GAO discussed its report on the representation of minorities and women in the Department of State's Foreign Service. GAO noted that: (1) minority representation at State increased from 7 percent to 11 percent between 1981 and 1987, while white women continued to represent about 24 percent of the work force; (2) although State eliminated minority and white women underrepresentation for entry-level...
Women in the Military: Career Progression Not a Current Problem but Concerns Remain
NSIAD-89-210BR: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether impediments existed to equitable career progression opportunities for women in the military, focusing on assignment and promotion policies for each service.GAO found that: (1) although policy issues and factors such as combat exclusion could impede women's career progression, women's promotion rates between 1986 and 1988 were similar to men...
State Department: Minorities and Women Are Underrepresented in the Foreign Service
NSIAD-89-146: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Foreign Service's merit personnel system, focusing on recruitment, appointment, assignment, and promotion of minorities and women.GAO found that: (1) minorities and women were underrepresented in the Foreign Service work force when matched against comparable civilian labor force statistics; (2) the Department of State increased minority repre...
Social Security Administration: Employment of and Service to Hispanics
HRD-89-35: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) compliance with the equal employment opportunity guidelines in its hiring of Hispanics and its services to Hispanics nationwide, focusing on whether SSA had adequate: (1) Spanish-speaking employees to effectively and efficiently deal with Hispanics; and (2) printed materials in Spanish.GAO found that: (...
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...
Affirmative Action: Social Security Can Do More To Improve Blacks' Representation in Its Work Force
HRD-87-2: Published: Jan 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the effect of the affirmative action plan at Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters on the representation of blacks in some job series; (2) how SSA developed and implemented affirmative action plans; and (3) whether SSA planning and reporting complied with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements.GAO found tha...
GAO Advisory Council on Civil Rights: 1985 Annual Report
130723: Jul 31, 1986
The Advisory Council on Civil Rights (ACCR) published its annual report summarizing its major work in providing advice and guidance to GAO management in equal employment opportunity matters. ACCR addressed several issues, including: (1) GS-12 performance appraisals; (2) the job assignment process; (3) the affirmative action plan's hiring and promotion goals; (4) handicap evacuation plans in region...
Survey of Effectiveness and Need for EEO Training
B-70896: Published: Apr 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Age Discrimination and Other Equal Employment Opportunity Issues in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-82-6: Published: Nov 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1981.
GAO was asked to determine whether Federal employees were being treated in a manner free of age discrimination. In its review, GAO concentrated on four issues: (1) the system for processing discrimination complaints; (2) how age complaints are processed in relation to complaints dealing with race, sex, national origin, or other discrimination issues; (3) the severity of age discrimination in the F...