Employment discrimination (21 - 30 of 38 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...
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: (...
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...
Training Civil Rights Counselors
118600: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Spring 1982, describes the expanding roles of civil rights counselors in the workplace. By keeping management informed of office developments, counselors can intervene early enough to forestall or resolve problems with minimal disruption of the office routine. This represents a radical departure from the counselor's traditional role...
Implementation of Affirmative Action Planning
FPCD-81-25: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1981.
GAO responded to the question of whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should develop more objective standards by which to measure the progress of Federal departments and agencies in enhancing equal employment opportunity. GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Commission's implementation of its instructions for preparing Federal affirmative actions; (2) contacted selected agencies and...
Minority and Female Distribution Patterns in the Military Services
FPCD-81-6: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
The increasing debate about the viability of the All-Volunteer Force has raised many questions concerning the number and distribution of minorities and females in the Armed Forces. Very little information on the distribution of minorities and females has been officially and systematically provided to Congress. GAO conducted a study to determine whether more useful information on historic trends, c...
The National Institute of Education Should Further Increase Minority and Female Participation in Its Activities
HRD-81-3: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) has undertaken a number of projects to increase the participation of minorities and women in its activities. These projects include the unsolicited proposal program, the small and disadvantaged business utilization program, the minorities' and women's program, and the black college initiatives program. These efforts are designed to increase awareness in NI...
Employment Service Needs To Emphasize Equal Opportunity in Job Referrals
HRD-80-95: Published: Sep 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1980.
The Employment Service finds jobs for people and people for jobs. It is operated jointly by the Department of Labor and the states through local employment offices.The Employment Service offices which GAO visited generally referred minorities and women to lower paying jobs traditionally held by minorities and women in proportions greater than their representation among applicants. These were low o...