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K-12 Education: Better Use of Information Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination
GAO-16-345: Published: Apr 21, 2016. Publicly Released: May 17, 2016.
The percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and are mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics. From school years 2000-01 to 2013-14 (the most recent data available), the percentage of all K-12 public schools that had high percentages of poor and Black or Hispanic students grew from 9 to 16 percent,...
DOJ Civil Rights Division Travel: Division Strengthened Controls over Travel, but Additional Areas for Improvement Identified
GAO-16-58: Published: Nov 12, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2015.
GAO tested the implementation of internal controls and compliance with key policies in nine areas of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division (Division) travel authorization and reimbursement process for the period from October 2011 through June 2013 and found indications that controls functioned effectively in four of those areas. Weaknesses existed in the remaining five areas. Two...
School Bullying: Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T: Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
With regard to the prevalence and effects of bullying, our findings suggest that reported levels of bullying and related effects are significant. Research shows that bullying can have detrimental outcomes for victims, including adverse psychological and behavioral outcomes. According to four nationally representative surveys conducted from 2005 to 2009, an estimated 20 to 28 percent of youth, prim...
School Bullying: Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-349: Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.
School bullying is a serious problem, and research shows that it can have detrimental outcomes for victims, including adverse psychological and behavioral outcomes. According to four nationally representative surveys conducted from 2005 to 2009, an estimated 20 to 28 percent of youth, primarily middle and high school-aged youths, reported they had been bullied during the survey periods. However, d...
Coast Guard: Continued Improvements Needed to Address Potential Barriers to Equal Employment Opportunity
GAO-12-135: Published: Dec 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2012.
The USCG is making progress toward becoming a model equal employment opportunity (EEO) program, as defined by EEOC. In fiscal year 2008, the USCG established a cross-functional task force, including many divisions of Coast Guard and co-led by the Civil Rights Director and the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources, to identify EEO problems, review data, as well as develop and implement plans to...
[Comments on Whether EPA Interim Guidance Is a Rule Under the Congressional Review Act]
B-281575: Published: Jan 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether interim guidance for investigating Title VI administrative complaints challenging permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency is a rule under the Congressional Review Act portion of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA). GAO held that, irrespective of whether or not in isolation the second portion of the interim guidance is properly vi...
Information on Internal EEO Activities at Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-85-62: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on civil rights activities submitted by a variety of federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fiscal years 1981 and 1984.GAO obtained information on internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) office activities at the agencies including components dealing with complaint processing, policy development, legal a...
Actions Taken by Federal Agencies To Implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
112097: Apr 15, 1980
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Each Federal agency is responsible for determining which of its activities and programs are subject to title VI and for carrying out its title VI responsibilities. The Department of Ju...
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...
Problems in the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Program Need to Be Resolved
FPCD-76-85: Published: Sep 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1977.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act of 1972 established guidelines for ensuring nondiscrimination and placed responsibility with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for reviewing national and regional EEO plans submitted by departments and agencies, evaluating agency operations, and publishing progress reports.It could not be determined whether the EEO program for federal employees and job a...