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Posthearing Questions from the October 15, 2003, Hearing on "Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over"
GAO-04-318R: Published: Dec 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2003.
This letter responds to a November 20, 2003, request that we provide answers to questions related to our October 15, 2003, testimony before Congress concerning enhanced agency efforts needed to improve diversity as the senior corps turns over.Leading organizations recognize that diversity can be an organizational strength that contributes to achieving results. Government agencies around the world,...
Women's Earnings: Work Patterns Partially Explain Difference between Men's and Women's Earnings
GAO-04-35: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2003.
Despite extensive research on the progress that women have made toward equal pay and career advancement opportunities over the past several decades, there is no consensus about the magnitude of earnings differences between men and women and why differences may exist. According to data from the Department of Labor's Current Population Survey (CPS), women have typically earned less than men. Specifi...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: More Operational and Financial Oversight Needed
GAO-04-18: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2003.
Over the past 10 years, GAO, the Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and others have raised numerous concerns about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. GAO was asked to assess (1) the adequacy of the Commission's project management procedures, (2) whether the Commission's controls over contracting services and managing contracts are sufficient, and (3) the extent of recent oversig...
Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over
GAO-04-123T: Published: Oct 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 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 government with substantial challenges to ensuring an able management cadre and also provides opportunities to affect the composition of the SES. In a January 2003 report, GAO-03-34, GAO estimated the number of SES members who w...
Indian Issues: Spokane Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Grand Coulee Dam
GAO-04-125T: Published: Oct 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2003.
The Grand Coulee Dam was constructed on the Columbia River in northeastern Washington State from 1933 to 1942. The reservoir behind the dam covers land on the Colville Reservation along the Columbia River and land on the adjacent Spokane Reservation along both the Columbia and Spokane rivers. Under a 1940 act, the federal government paid $63,000 and $4,700 to the Colville and Spokane tribes, respe...
Environmental Protection Agency: Continued Improvement Needed in Assessing Equal Employment Opportunity
GAO-03-462: Published: Jun 26, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2003.
Minority employees at the EPA reported for a number of years that the agency had discriminated against them based on their race and retaliated against them for filing complaints. These issues were aired at hearings held by the House Committee on Science at which EPA said it would take actions to ensure a fair and discrimination free workplace. GAO was asked to review (1) the accuracy of EPA's equa...
Equal Employment Opportunity: SSA Region X's Changes to Its EEO Process Illustrate Need for Agencywide Procedures
GAO-03-604: Published: Jul 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2003.
Employees at the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Region X--which covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington--expressed concern about the Region's equal employment opportunity (EEO) process for employment discrimination complaints. GAO was asked to (1) provide information for fiscal years 1997 through 2001 on the composition of the Region X workforce and for personnel actions such as promo...
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...
Federal Programs: Ethnographic Studies Can Inform Agencies' Actions
GAO-03-455: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
In this time of emphasis on performance and results, federal agencies and congressional committees can benefit from knowing the full range of social science methods that can help them improve the programs they oversee. Among the methods they might consider are those of ethnography, derived from anthropology. However, information about the past and present uses of ethnography to improve federal pro...
United States Olypmic Committee
B-360213: Published: Mar 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2003.
This responds to Congress's request of March 19, 2003, in which GAO was asked to conduct a comprehensive audit of the operations and activities of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), a federally chartered patriotic and national organization, listed in subtitle II of title 36 of the United States Code...