Hiring policies (11 - 20 of 30 items)
Affirmative Employment: Assessing Progress of EEO Groups in Key Federal Jobs Can Be Improved
GGD-93-65: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
GAO analyzed the representation of women and minorities in key federal jobs, including their hiring, promotion, and voluntary or involuntary departure from those jobs.GAO found that: (1) the relative number of white women and minority men and women increased between 1984 and 1990 in all grades; (2) the relative numbers of minority women increased by 34 percent, compared to a 22-percent increase am...
EEO Oversight: Report of GAO's Affirmative Action Planning Process
PAB-93-1: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed its equal employment opportunity (EEO) activities from 1987 to 1990, focusing on: (1) its strategy for developing affirmative action plans; (2) the implementation of its strategy; (3) the approaches used in the affirmative action plans; and (4) management accountability for implementing affirmative action strategies.GAO found that: (1) the GAO affirmative action plan is not formulated...
AID Management: EEO Issues and Protected Group Underrepresentation Require Management Attention
NSIAD-93-13: Published: Nov 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action requirements, focusing on: (1) women and minority representation by job category, major occupation, and grade level; (2) an AID recruitment strategy to ensure women and minorities were hired at representative rates; (3) AID ass...
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...
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...
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: (...
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...