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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...
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...
Minority and Female Distribution Patterns in the Military Services
FPCD-81-6: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
The increasing debate about the viability of the All-Volunteer Force has raised many questions concerning the number and distribution of minorities and females in the Armed Forces. Very little information on the distribution of minorities and females has been officially and systematically provided to Congress. GAO conducted a study to determine whether more useful information on historic trends, c...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
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...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
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...
Agencies When Providing Federal Financial Assistance Should Ensure Compliance With Title VI
HRD-80-22: Published: Apr 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1980.
A request was made for a review of Federal agencies' compliance with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any Federal financial assistance program. Each executive department and agency is responsible for determining which of its activities and programs provide Federal financia...