Federal employees (61 - 70 of 131 items)
Discrimination Complaints: Payments to Employees by Federal Agencies and the Judgement Fund
HRD-89-141: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' corrective actions in resolving employment discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) whether policies on settling discrimination complaints differed among agencies; (2) whether agencies collected data on agency and Judgement Fund payments; and (3) the magnitude of the payments.GAO found that: (1) monetary payments resulting from...
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...
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...
Managers' Guidelines for Dealing With Individual Cases of AIDS
134761: Dec 1, 1987
The GAO Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the Workplace presented GAO managers' guidelines for dealing with situations where employees have, or are perceived to have, AIDS, including: (1) confidentiality regarding employees' health conditions; (2) employee assistance; (3) effects of illness on employee behavior; (4) continued employment and job discrimination; (5) contagi...
Parental Leave: Estimated Costs of H.R. 925, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
HRD-88-34: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO estimated the cost to employers of H.R. 925, a bill that would permit employees to take up to 10 weeks of unpaid leave over a 2-year period upon the birth, adoption, or serious illness of a child or parent and up to 15 weeks every 2 years for their own illness. The bill would apply to firms of 50 or more persons during the first 3 years after enactment,...
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...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Hispanics' Advancement Opportunities in SSA Region IX
HRD-87-82: Published: Jul 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
In response to congressional concern about the Social Security Administration's (SSA) fair consideration of Hispanics for promotions in SSA Region IX offices, GAO investigated SSA employment policies concerning Hispanics.GAO found that: (1) at least 30 percent of the contact and claims representatives in six Region IX service area offices were bilingual in Spanish and English and able to assist Sp...
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...
Reduction in Force Can Sometimes Be More Costly to Agencies Than Attrition and Furlough
PEMD-85-6: Published: Jul 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1985.
GAO documented an analysis of the savings and costs of reductions-in-force (RIF) at eight agencies and provided a methodology for other agencies to use to compare the potential fiscal impacts of RIF and attrition when there is a need to reduce staff. Included are assessments of the extensiveness of downgrading resulting from RIF and a detailed analysis of the effects of RIF on the employment statu...