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Higher Education: Employment Discrimination Case Referrals Between Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Could Be Improved

GAO-24-105516
Apr 09, 2024
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2 Open Recommendations
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Department of Education Education should track the number of days it takes regional offices to refer employment discrimination complaints to EEOC and use the information to develop a plan to reduce referral delays. Such a plan could include applying good practices from certain regional offices agency-wide, or reallocating resources. (Recommendation 1)
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC should develop and finalize a protocol to ensure that its field offices receive and process all complaint referrals from Education. The protocol could include: consistently documenting the referrals in its new data system; communicating regularly with Education on the number of complaint referrals Education sends to EEOC and the number EEOC receives from Education; and reconciling any differences in the number of complaints sent and received. (Recommendation 2)
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Paid Parental Leave: OPM Should Take Steps to Further Raise Awareness of the Program

GAO-24-106654
Jan 25, 2024
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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should update the 2015 Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care and associated fact sheets on its "Leave Administration" webpage to include current and accurate paid parental leave information. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Real Property: Improved Data and Access Needed for Employees with Disabilities Using Secure Facilities

GAO-24-107117
Jan 09, 2024
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence The Director of National Intelligence should ensure that the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, in collaboration with each of the SCIF accrediting agencies, develops and implements a plan outlining steps for SCIF accrediting agencies to report data on their inventory of SCIFs in a timely manner in accordance with ICD 705. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the IC element heads, should issue updated or new guidance that identifies minimum specifications for common accessibility concerns at entrances and within SCIFs, including automatic door openers, accessible door locks and intrusion detection systems, and tactile signage. (Recommendation 2)
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the IC element heads, should issue updated or new guidance that addresses accessibility in the annual SCIF security inspection process. This process could include an accessibility checklist to all federal agencies to identify and address—to the maximum practicable—physical access barriers to and inside SCIFs. (Recommendation 3)
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the IC element heads, should issue updated or new guidance that includes consistent procedures for IC elements to follow when evaluating assistive technologies or medical devices for use in SCIFs. At a minimum, that guidance should identify how federal agencies should address variation in SCIFs, reciprocity between agencies, and technology evolution as it relates to assistive technologies and medical devices. (Recommendation 4)
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U.S. Postal Service: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Workforce Diversity Efforts

GAO-24-105732
Dec 15, 2023
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4 Open Recommendations
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United States Postal Service The Postmaster General should ensure that executive leaders develop a plan for capturing and using data from USPS's new applicant flow tracking system to prepare the workforce tables and barrier analysis in its annual reports to the EEOC. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Postal Service The Postmaster General should ensure that executive leaders develop DEIA-specific performance measures, time frames, and responsibilities related to USPS's DEIA goals. (Recommendation 2)
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United States Postal Service The Postmaster General should ensure that executive leaders develop DEIA performance objectives linked to USPS's organizational DEIA goals, including on adhering to EEO policies and principles, to ensure that managers and executives are incorporating leading diversity management practices into their individual performances. This could be through USPS's update to manager and executive performance competency models. (Recommendation 3)
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United States Postal Service The Postmaster General should ensure that executive leaders regularly and formally gather employee feedback to assess employee perceptions of USPS's diversity efforts, such as through a diversity and inclusion advisory group, surveys, or focus groups, to measure progress toward stated DEIA goals. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.