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Public Transit: FTA's Process for Overseeing Compliance with Federal Civil Rights Requirements Incorporates Key Federal Practices
GAO-13-697R: Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
GAO identified four methods the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, uses to assure that recipients of federal transit funding comply with civil rights requirements: 1) requiring recipients to self-certify that they assure compliance with applicable civil rights requirements; 2) issuing guidance to inform recipients of their responsibilities; 3) admin...
ADA Paratransit Services: Demand Has Increased, but Little is Known about Compliance
GAO-13-17: Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Little is known about the extent of transit agencies' compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service requirements. FTA does receive some assurance that agencies are complying with federal statutes and regulations, including ADA paratransit requirements, because transit agencies that receive FTA funding are required to self-certify and assure that they are complying w...
ADA Paratransit Services: Survey of Public Transit Agency Officials on Services and Costs (GAO-13-18SP, November, 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-13-17
GAO-13-18SP: Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
This is an e-supplement to GAO-13-17. This document presents the results of GAO's survey of transit agency officials that had been identified as possibly providing ADA paratransit service. In order to learn about transit agencies' experiences with and perspectives on costs related to and provision of ADA paratransit service, we conducted a web-based survey of a stratified random sample of 145 tran...
DOJ's Civil Rights Division: Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Case Management System and Better Meet Its Reporting Needs
GAO-09-938R: Published: Sep 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2009.
The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is the primary federal entity charged with enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, and national origin in such areas as voting, employment, housing, public accommodations, the rights of institutionalized persons, and education. Each year, the Division initiates tho...
Urban Partnership Agreements: Congestion Relief Initiative Holds Promise; Some Improvements Needed in Selection Process
GAO-09-154: Published: Mar 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2009.
As part of a broad congestion relief initiative, the Department of Transportation awarded about $848 million from 10 grant programs to five cities (Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle) in 2007 as part of the Urban Partnership Agreements (UPA) initiative. The UPA initiative is intended to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of comprehensive, integrated, and innovative appr...
On-Line Trading: Investor Protections Have Improved but Continued Attention Is Needed
GAO-01-858: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2001.
On-line trading continues to be an important part of the securities trading market. The industry reports investing greater resources to improve the performance of their systems, and regulators have made substantial progress in ensuring that investors receive better information in key investor protection areas. However, investors trading on-line continue to file many complaints about failures and d...
Equal Employment Opportunity: EEOC and State Agencies Did Not Fully Investigate Discrimination Charges
HRD-89-11: Published: Oct 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed six Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) districts' and five states' fair employment practices agencies' (FEPA) efforts to fully investigate discrimination charges; and (2) assessed how well EEOC monitored state investigative work.GAO found that, of the charges that EEOC and FEPA closed with no-cause determinations from January th...
Survey of Effectiveness and Need for Equal Employment Opportunity Training at Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region IV
B-70896: Published: Apr 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1983.
A survey of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training provided at Region IV, Department of Housing and Urban Development, focused on kinds of training, selection of participants, and evaluation of results.Two categories of training were provided: skills and orientation. Skills training was provided for individuals directly involved in EEO programs. Orientation courses, designed to provide knowle...
Evaluation of Efforts by the City of Denver and Five Federal Agencies To Comply with Certain Federal Affirmative Action Requirements
CED-78-172: Published: Sep 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1978.
Denver's Department of Public Works awarded approximately $55.5 million in construction contracts during the period July 1, 1975, to December 31, 1977, under federal grants from the following agencies, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Aviation Administration; and the Econo...