Minorities (51 - 60 of 101 items)
Defense Force Management: Occupation Distribution and Composition
NSIAD-92-85: Published: Mar 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) distribution of minorities and women among major occupational groups in the military services; and (2) composition of major occupational groups by race or Hispanic origin and by gender during fiscal year (FY) 1990.GAO found that: (1) close to one-third of the officers in each racial or ethnic population was assigned to the t...
Apprenticeship Training: Administration, Use, and Equal Opportunity
HRD-92-43: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training's (BAT) operations, focusing on: (1) the use of apprenticeships to train workers; (2) federal and state resources dedicated to administering apprenticeships; and (3) the representation of minorities and women in apprenticeships.GAO found that: (1) BAT is responsible for registering or having state agencies...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
HRD-91-148: Published: Sep 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent and possible causes of disparities in the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which disparities occur in the services provided to women and minorities; (2) factors within local project operations that contribute to such disparities; and (3) efforts by states and the Department of Labor (DOL) to mon...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights
HRD-91-85: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) extent to which U.S. elementary and secondary schools may discriminate against minority students in assignment practices; and (2) adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities regarding within-school discrimination.GAO found that: (1) OCR and numerous education researchers have found eviden...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
T-GGD-91-32: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the results of its investigation concerning the hiring, promotion, and retention of women and minorities in the federal government. GAO found that: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires federal agencies to prepare multiyear plans and to update them and report accomplishments annually; (2) women and minorities were often underrepresented, especially at higher...
Equal Employment: Minority Representation at USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
GGD-91-31BR: Published: Mar 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) equal employment opportunity (EEO) upward mobility program (UMP) and merit promotion process, focusing on: (1) NASS compliance with its merit plan promotion requirements; (2) the extent to which NASS employees filed discrimination complaints regarding UMP; (3) NASS ef...
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
Asian Americans: A Status Report
HRD-90-36FS: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: May 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the income, employment, education, health, and nutrition status of Asian Americans, and their enrollment in nine federal welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) data on Asian Americans were limited because available studies were not sufficient to make statistically valid nationwide projections; and (2) data on Asian Americans by country of origin or e...
Job Training Partnership Act: Youth Participant Characteristics, Services, and Outcomes
HRD-90-46BR: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the characteristics of youth participating in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, focusing on youth who were high school graduates or dropouts.GAO found that: (1) of 5,000 surveyed youth participating in 63 JTPA programs, 42 percent of out-of-school youth participants were school dropouts, 53 percent were members of...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Representation of Minorities and White Women at Fort Lee Army Post, Virginia
GGD-90-27: Published: Jan 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the equal employment opportunity (EEO) program for civilian personnel at Fort Lee, Virginia.GAO found that: (1) various EEO groups, particularly black men, were underrepresented at Fort Lee, to a greater extent in senior and middle management positions and occupational categories; (2) EEO data showed underrepresentation in almost all upper pay grad...