Minorities (21 - 30 of 101 items)
Social Security and Minorities: Current Benefits and Implications of Reform
T-HEHS-99-60: Published: Feb 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed minorities and Social Security, focusing on: (1) how minorities currently fare under social security; (2) how they might be affected by some of the proposed changes in benefits to restore the program's solvency; and (3) how minorities might fare under a system restructured to include individual accounts.GAO noted that: (1) while social security's...
Bilingual Voting Assistance: Assistance Provided and Costs
GGD-97-81: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed aspects of the implementation of bilingual language provisons of the Voting Rights Act, focusing on: (1) the types of assistance jurisdictions provided for the 1996 general election; and (2) actual cost that covered jurisdictions incurred to provide bilingual voting assistance in 1996 and prior years, if available.GAO noted that: (1) of the 292 jur...
Statistical Agencies: Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data
T-GGD-97-92: Published: Apr 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1997.
GAO discussed the reporting of race and ethnicity data, focusing on: (1) its prior work on the collection and reporting of race and ethnicity data by the Bureau of the Census for the decennial census, as well as by other federal agencies; and (2) state reporting of race and ethnicity data to federal agencies for health and educational purposes.GAO noted that: (1) over the years, its work has shown...
Hispanic Employment Statistics
GGD-96-85R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on Hispanic employment at eight selected executive departments in 1994, focusing on the percentage of Hispanics: (1) at certain grade levels; and (2) that received appointments, conversions, promotions, and outstanding performance appraisals. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department...
Circuit Bias Task Force Reports
GGD-96-71R: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology of reports by federal circuit courts of appeals' task forces on the affects of gender, racial, and ethnic bias on court operations. GAO noted that: (1) the 3 reports reviewed were the only ones available; (2) the reports' objectives and methodologies did not gather the type of information necessary to support their conclusions that...
Department of Education: Efforts by the Office for Civil Rights to Resolve Asian-American Complaints
HEHS-96-23: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) handling of discrimination cases involving Asian-Americans who applied to or were enrolled in postsecondary schools, focusing on: (1) whether OCR followed established policies and procedures in conducting complaint investigations; (2) a comparison of the timeliness and outcomes of complai...
Military Equal Opportunity: Certain Trends in Racial and Gender Data May Warrant Further Analysis
NSIAD-96-17: Published: Nov 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' Military Equal Opportunity Assessments (MEOA) to determine whether certain active-duty personnel data reflect racial and gender disparities within the services.GAO found that: (1) MEOA do not consistently identify and assess the significance of possible racial and gender disparities within the services; (2) MEOA categories are reporte...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Women and Minority Representation at Interior, Agriculture, Navy, and State
GGD-95-211: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the representation of women and minorities at the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture (USDA), Navy, and State as compared to the agencies' total workforce and the nation's civilian labor force (CLF); (2) these agencies' compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) affirmative employment planning instructions; and (...
Hazardous and Nonhazardous Waste: Demographics of People Living Near Waste Facilities
RCED-95-84: Published: Jun 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) demographic information on people living near nonhazardous municipal solid waste landfills; (2) summaries of 10 studies on the demographics of people living near hazardous waste facilities; (3) information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to address environmental justice issues; and (4) information on the extent of the he...
Federal Affirmative Employment: Progress of Women and Minority Criminal Investigators at Selected Agencies
GGD-95-85: Published: Apr 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the representation of women and minorities at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPS), focusing on: (1) whether improvement has been made in the representation of women and minorities in the criminal investigator occup...