National Defense:

Survey of Effectiveness and Need for Equal Employment Opportunity Training at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida

B-70896: Published: Apr 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1983.


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A survey of Pensacola Naval Air Station's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training programs focused on kinds of training, identification of participants, and evaluation of results.

The types of training concerned: (1) race relations, focusing on military members; (2) skill improvement for EEO personnel; and (3) orientation courses on legal and policy aspects of EEO programs. Records were not maintained to systematically show the training received or needed. From records reviewed of 11 of 35 EEO principals, it was found that 5 had received no training and 6 received training ranging from 3 to 90 hours per person. In spite of requirements, records showed that 6 out of 10 managerial level employees reviewed had not received EEO training. Also, requirements for evaluation results of training programs were not met. Because of failure to maintain up-to-date records and to perform evaluations, results of the program could not be determined.

Status Legend:

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  • Review Pending-GAO has not yet assessed implementation status.
  • Open-Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.
  • Closed-implemented-Actions that satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.
  • Closed-not implemented-While the intent of the recommendation has not been satisfied, time or circumstances have rendered the recommendation invalid.
    • Review Pending
    • Open
    • Closed - implemented
    • Closed - not implemented

    Recommendation for Executive Action

    Recommendation: The commanding officer should: (1) implement a system to accurately record training received; and (2) take action to devise a method for effectively evaluating EEO training to determine what impact it is having on the achievement of EEO goals.

    Agency Affected:

    Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

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