Program evaluation (11 - 19 of 19 items)
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...
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...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...
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...
More Effective Controls Over Bureau of Indian Affairs Administrative Costs Are Needed
FGMSD-78-17: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was asked by congressional committees to reduce costs of administering Indian programs for fiscal years 1977 and 1978 by about $8.5 million because evidence suggested that costs were excessive.BIA reduced costs by about $900,000 and then, rather than reduce the remaining administrative costs as directed, it reduced funds for Indian programs. It also avoided reduc...
Congressional Reform: Minority Staffing in the House of Representatives
091068: Jan 1, 1975
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Summer 1975...