Hiring policies (21 - 30 of 30 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...
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...
Civil Service Commission's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees
FPCD-77-5: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and several agencies in obtaining qualified persons for competitive clerical and technical positions were surveyed. Observations were made primarily from data obtained from region IX area offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, and therefore, may not reflect the total system.Although the CSC system is designed to be a fair and...
Elimination of the Apportionment of Appointments in the Departmental Service in the District of Columbia
102270: May 26, 1977
H.R. 5054, which would eliminate the requirement to apportion appointments in the departmental service in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should be enacted. The Civil Service Act provided that appointments to the competitive civil service in the District of Columbia be apportioned on the basis of population, as ascertained at the last census among the states, territories, and possessions o...
Extent of Use and Application of Fitness-for-Duty Examinations by Federal Agencies
FPCD-77-38: Published: May 13, 1977. Publicly Released: May 13, 1977.
Information was obtained from 32 federal agencies and the Postal Service regarding 2,518 cases in which employees were requested to take fitness-for-duty examinations since July 1, 1973, in order to determine the extent to which federal agencies have required employees to be examined and the ways this practice has been applied.No statute or Executive Order specifically authorizes a federal agency...
Equal Employment Opportunity 1977 National Affirmative Action Plan
101095: Feb 15, 1977
No summary is currently available...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-75-107: Published: Apr 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plans, focusing on: (1) hiring and promotion practices; (2) training and upward mobility programs; and (3) its discrimination complaint system.GAO noted that: (1) minorities composed 4.3 percent of NASA's total professional employees and...