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Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6RS: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1992.
GAO provided supplemental information on equal employment opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints at smaller federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) one agency corrected inaccurate data it reported in its EEO report; (2) it revised a table to reflect the corrected data; and (3) the reason for the inconsistencies was that complaints encompassed multiple issues, such as national origin, race, sex,...
AID Management: EEO Issues and Protected Group Underrepresentation Require Management Attention
NSIAD-93-13: Published: Nov 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action requirements, focusing on: (1) women and minority representation by job category, major occupation, and grade level; (2) an AID recruitment strategy to ensure women and minorities were hired at representative rates; (3) AID ass...
Decision by the Civil Service Commission That Baggers in Department of Defense Commissaries Are Employed by the Federal Government for Purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act
B-189289: Published: Aug 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Procedures for Handling Employee Claims Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
B-51325: Published: Aug 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Testimony of the Comptroller General on the Impact of the Senior Executive Service
GGD-84-32: Published: Dec 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO transmitted its detailed statement, which had been presented on November 7, 1983, on the results of its review of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and accompanying statistical data. The SES program was designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of government operations and to: (1) hold executives accountable for government op...
Questionnaire Design Problems Limit Usefulness of Results
FPCD-82-9: Published: Mar 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1982.
GAO reviewed the design of two merit systems review and studies (MSRS) questionnaires, one dealing with the merit system and the other with reprisal.GAO found that the questionnaires' objectives are very broad and address complex issues. GAO questions the appropriateness of using abstract data to meet descriptive and evaluative objectives. Neither questionnaire adequately provides a baseline or th...
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...
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...
Veterans' Preference in the Federal Civil Service
103783: Oct 4, 1977
A review was conducted to determine the impact of veterans' preference on the register placement of applicants and their opportunities for certification and selection to Federal entry-level positions. The preference accorded veterans in competing for Federal civil service jobs adversely affects all nonveterans. Specifically, the problems qualified women applicants may have in competing for Federal...
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...