Minorities (61 - 70 of 101 items)
Women and Minority Aerospace Industry Profile, 1979-1986
T-HRD-90-4: Published: Nov 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1989.
GAO discussed equal employment opportunities among government contractors in the aerospace industry between 1979 and 1986, focusing on whether: (1) representation of minorities and women in the industry changed over time; (2) the aerospace representation reflected their representation in the labor force; and (3) minorities and women in aerospace received pay similar to white males for similar work...
Underrepresentation of Minorities and Women in the Foreign Service
T-NSIAD-89-49: Published: Sep 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1989.
GAO discussed its report on the representation of minorities and women in the Department of State's Foreign Service. GAO noted that: (1) minority representation at State increased from 7 percent to 11 percent between 1981 and 1987, while white women continued to represent about 24 percent of the work force; (2) although State eliminated minority and white women underrepresentation for entry-level...
State Department: Minorities and Women Are Underrepresented in the Foreign Service
NSIAD-89-146: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Foreign Service's merit personnel system, focusing on recruitment, appointment, assignment, and promotion of minorities and women.GAO found that: (1) minorities and women were underrepresented in the Foreign Service work force when matched against comparable civilian labor force statistics; (2) the Department of State increased minority repre...
Social Security Administration: Employment of and Service to Hispanics
HRD-89-35: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) compliance with the equal employment opportunity guidelines in its hiring of Hispanics and its services to Hispanics nationwide, focusing on whether SSA had adequate: (1) Spanish-speaking employees to effectively and efficiently deal with Hispanics; and (2) printed materials in Spanish.GAO found that: (...
Educating People at Risk for AIDS
T-PEMD-88-8: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed efforts to disseminate information on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) to minority communities, intravenous drug users, and youth. GAO evaluated prior medical research efforts and found that an effective AIDS education campaign should: (1) target precise groups to inform them about the disease through sources they trust and respect; (2) consider why the targeted group needs...
EEO Oversight: Functional Study of GAO's Career Ladder Promotional Process
PAB-88-1: Published: Oct 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
GAO reviewed its agency-wide career ladder promotions from 1980 to 1985 in five groups: (1) evaluator; (2) evaluator-related; (3) attorney; (4) writer-editor; and (5) administrator. GAO focused on whether there were significant differences: (1) between the rates at which protected groups were promoted within the various career ladders; and (2) in the time protected groups spent in grade prior to c...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Hispanics' Advancement Opportunities in SSA Region IX
HRD-87-82: Published: Jul 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1987.
In response to congressional concern about the Social Security Administration's (SSA) fair consideration of Hispanics for promotions in SSA Region IX offices, GAO investigated SSA employment policies concerning Hispanics.GAO found that: (1) at least 30 percent of the contact and claims representatives in six Region IX service area offices were bilingual in Spanish and English and able to assist Sp...
Federal Funds Promised, Provided, and Used in Dade County, Florida, After the May 1980 Civil Disturbances
HRD-85-88: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal funds provided to Dade County, Florida, after the May 1980 civil disturbances, to determine: (1) what federal assistance was promised; (2) what federal assistance was provided; (3) where and how the funds were used; and (4) whether a significant portion of the funds was spent outside the black community.GAO found that eight federal agen...
Review of Programs Designed To Assist Businesses Owned by Minorities and Other Disadvantaged Individuals
B-149685: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In 1978, Congress amended the Small Business Act to strengthen the assistance programs for minority-owned small businesses. A provision for periodic review of the programs by GAO was included in the amendments to the act. Meetings were held with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator for Minority Business Development to keep abreast of SBA plans to implement the amendmen...
[Afro-American History Program]
121532: Feb 9, 1983
The Comptroller General delivered an address to a gathering of GAO employees in observance of Afro-American History Month. The speech emphasized the struggles and achievements of Black Americans and the equality among all Americans. Affirmative action programs were noted as promoting such notions...