Personnel management (11 - 20 of 21 items)
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...
EEO Advisory Council 1980 Annual Report
116408: Jul 1, 1981
In 1980-1981, the GAO Equal Employment Advisory Council reviewed at least 50 new personnel regulations and orders and provided comments on such regulations as: discrimination complaint procedures; equal employment opportunity; special emphasis advisory groups; upward mobility; and the table of disciplinary offenses and penalties. The Council worked with the new Personnel Appeals Board, monitored A...
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...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Problems Concerning the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program
FPCD-79-62: Published: Jun 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1979.
The Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program provides governmentwide recruiting policies and programs designed to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in civil service employment.The problems which restrict the ability of agencies to fulfill program requirements include data collection and reporting systems, responsibility and accountability, and items not included in the Off...
Equal Employment Opportunity Contractor Compliance Activities
HRD-78-167: Published: Sep 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1978.
A limited review was conducted of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) implementation of equal employment opportunity requirements for Government contractors. Little progess has been made in obtaining a comprehensive listing of contractor facilities under each compliance agency's responsibility, and OFCCP and agency officials are still not sure that all contractors subject t...
The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Affirmative Action Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-78-18: Published: Mar 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1978.
The equal employment opportunity (EEO) program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a component of the Department of Justice, was reviewed. The review focused on the policies and practices affecting the structure and implementation of the affirmative action program; employee recruitment, selection, promotion, training, and assignment; and the discrimination complaint processes.From...