Hiring policies (31 - 40 of 52 items)
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...
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...
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...
Hispanic Americans--A Profile
113267: Aug 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. GAO employs Hispanic Americans and works on national issues which affect Hispanics, such as bilingual education. It has a special emphasis program to hire Hispanics, which is not a quota system or job giveaway program, but an outreach effort to get more Hispanics to seek employment with GAO. GAO Hispanic employment is far belo...
Equal Employment Opportunity in State and Local Governments: Improving the Federal Role
HRD-80-74: Published: Jun 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1980.
The fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, age, handicap, or other nonmerit factors is a general requirement for state and local governments receiving grants or financial assistance from federal programs subject to the Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Admini...
GAO Policies and Procedures of Achieving EEO Goals
094321: Nov 14, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Problems Concerning the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program
FPCD-79-62: Published: Jun 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1979.
The Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program provides governmentwide recruiting policies and programs designed to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in civil service employment.The problems which restrict the ability of agencies to fulfill program requirements include data collection and reporting systems, responsibility and accountability, and items not included in the Off...
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...
Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in the Department of Justice
108905: Mar 28, 1979
The sixth and final report on the Department of Justice (DOJ) equal employment opportunity (EEO) affirmative action programs calls for greater efforts by DOJ to bring minorities and women into the work force. Representation of minorities and women at higher levels, in more responsible jobs, and in certain occupational groups remains low. The review raised questions about the degree of top manageme...
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...