Equal Opportunity:

Survey of Effectiveness and Need for Equal Employment Opportunity Training at Region IV, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

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


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

A survey of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training provided at Region IV, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), focused on kinds of training, selection of participants, and evaluation of results.

Two categories of training were provided: skills and orientation. Skills training was provided for individuals directly involved in EEO programs. Orientation courses, designed to provide knowledge of legal and policy requirements, provided for managerial and supervisory personnel. Because attendance was based largely on an individual's availability rather than need, less than 10 percent, of 1,799 individuals designated for training in fiscal year 1977, attended courses. Some part-time EEO principals were found to lack formal training and all lacked background in personnel administration. Full-time principals had more adequate background or training. Some supervisors did not receive EEO training, because it was not included in their supervisory course. Data on training from the management information system was incomplete and inaccurate. Although training at Region IV was available, regional coordination and control was lacking, and results were not properly evaluated.

Status Legend:

More Info
  • 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: Procedures should be developed to identify persons requiring training, establish an annual schedule, provide for record maintenance, and evaluate training impact.

    Agency Affected:

    Status: Closed

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

    Jul 25, 2013

    May 16, 2013

    Aug 2, 2012

    Sep 30, 2011

    Apr 28, 2011

    Jul 29, 2010

    May 24, 2010

    Dec 3, 2009

    Oct 27, 2009

    Oct 14, 2009

    Looking for more? Browse all our products here