Program evaluation (71 - 80 of 129 items)
Further Evaluation of the Proposed Interim Consolidation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EMD-81-76: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1981.
GAO was requested to respond to questions on the proposed interim consolidation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). These questions sought additional information and further explanation of matters discussed in a prior report.GAO concluded that both interim consolidation options could help strengthen NRC. Key factors have changed in favor of the proposed interim consolidation: (1) General S...
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Needs To Improve Its Administrative Activities
HRD-81-74: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reorganized its field offices. It eliminated the regional offices and litigation centers and transferred their functions to 22 enlarged district offices and 25 area offices. Each district office has an operations service unit which provides administrative support, with headquarters guidance, in such matters as budgeting, personnel, supplies, and m...
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...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
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...
Unexpended Fund Balance in the Indian Health Service Water and Sanitation Facility Construction Program
HRD-80-124: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
GAO examined the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Water and Sanitation Facility Construction (WSFC) Program to determine whether: (1) IHS budgeting procedures can be changed to reduce the amount of appropriated funds needed for facility construction in a given year; (2) IHS allocation and obligation procedures are contributing to the size of the unexpended balance; (3) IHS is receiving more funds tha...
Increasing Costs, Competition May Hinder U.S. Position of Leadership in High Energy Physics
EMD-80-58: Published: Sep 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1980.
The United States has led the world in high energy physics research; other countries are now challenging that lead. The Federal Government provides nearly all of the funding of the U.S. high energy physics efforts. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has oversight responsibility over all federally funded basic science and works with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in devel...
Definition of "Minorities"
B-198797: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
GAO responded to letters questioning the definition of minorities used in assessing eligibility for participation as a minority business enterprise under contracts for the construction of the Fort McHenry Highway Tunnel. The tunnel project is partially funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA). The letters indicated that FHwA required that a more restrictive definition of mi...