Hiring policies (1 - 10 of 22 items)
Equal Employment Opportunity: Hiring, Promotion, and Discipline Processes at DEA
GAO-03-413: Published: Jun 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2003.
A 1981 U.S. District Court decision found that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had discriminated against African American special agents in a number of personnel practices. Over the years, the plaintiffs and DEA had agreed to remedies in many of these areas. However, minority representatives continued to raise issues in three areas--hiring, promotion, and discipline. GAO was asked to exa...
Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over
GAO-03-34: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2003.
The federal government faces large losses in its Senior Executive Service (SES), primarily through retirement but also because of other normal attrition. This presents the governmental with substantial challenges to assuring an able management cadre and also provides opportunities to affect the composition of the SES. GAO estimated the number of SES members who would actually leave service through...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Women and Minority Representation at Interior, Agriculture, Navy, and State
GGD-95-211: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the representation of women and minorities at the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture (USDA), Navy, and State as compared to the agencies' total workforce and the nation's civilian labor force (CLF); (2) these agencies' compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) affirmative employment planning instructions; and (...
EEO Oversight Study of GAO's Employment of Persons with Disabilities
PAB-94-1: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1994.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) Personnel Appeals Board conducted a follow-up study to determine whether and to what extent GAO has implemented its recommendations to develop a viable, agencywide equal employment opportunity program for persons with disabilities. The Board noted that GAO has: (1) made significant progress to ensure that disabled persons are afforded equal employment opportunit...
EEOC: Federal Affirmative Planning Responsibilities
T-GGD-94-20: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) role in creating a federal workforce that is discrimination free and reflects the nation's population. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC must work with federal agencies to better identify employment barriers for women and minorities; (2) the representation of women and minorities in the federal workforce has increased between 1982 and 1993;...
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...
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...
Women in the Military: Career Progression Not a Current Problem but Concerns Remain
NSIAD-89-210BR: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether impediments existed to equitable career progression opportunities for women in the military, focusing on assignment and promotion policies for each service.GAO found that: (1) although policy issues and factors such as combat exclusion could impede women's career progression, women's promotion rates between 1986 and 1988 were similar to men...
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...