Discrimination complaints (1 - 10 of 12 items)
Civil Rights: Additional Actions in Pigford II Claims Process Could Reduce Risk of Improper Determinations
GAO-13-69R: Published: Dec 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2012.
The parties charged with carrying out the terms of the Pigford II settlement agreement have created numerous internal control measures designed to balance various interests including accuracy, efficiency, and cost. Many of these measures serve to identify and deny fraudulent or otherwise invalid claims. For example, the parties conduct iterative reviews of each claim and identify potential fraud c...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Progress toward Implementing GAO's Civil Rights Recommendations
GAO-12-976R: Published: Aug 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
In summary, as of August 2012, USDA had fully addressed three of our recommendations, made significant progress toward addressing two, and made some progress toward addressing one.Why GAO Did This StudyFor decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been the focus of federal inquiries into allegations of discrimination against minorities and women both in the programs it administers and...
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: Data Shortcomings Hinder Assessment of Conflicts in the Federal Workplace
GGD-99-75: Published: May 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the nature and extent of workplace conflicts that underlie the rising number of discrimination cases, focusing on: (1) the statutory bases (e.g., race, sex, or disability discrimination) under which employees filed complaints; (2) the kinds of issues (e.g., nonselection for promotion, harassment) that were cited in these complaints;...
Military Equal Opportunity: Problems With Services' Complaint Systems Are Being Addressed by DOD
NSIAD-96-9: Published: Jan 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military's equal opportunity (EO) program, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for handling EO complaints; and (2) whether there are opportunities for improving these processes.GAO found that: (1) in implementing the military EO program, the four military services have established different complaint processes; (2) among these differences...
Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6RS: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1992.
GAO provided supplemental information on equal employment opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints at smaller federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) one agency corrected inaccurate data it reported in its EEO report; (2) it revised a table to reflect the corrected data; and (3) the reason for the inconsistencies was that complaints encompassed multiple issues, such as national origin, race, sex,...
Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6R: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between fiscal years 1988 and 1991 by employees at executive branch agencies with employee populations of 100 to 2,500. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC provided discrimination data for all but 5 agencies for particular years; (2) four of the five unaccou...
Equal Employment: Minority Representation at USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
GGD-91-31BR: Published: Mar 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) equal employment opportunity (EEO) upward mobility program (UMP) and merit promotion process, focusing on: (1) NASS compliance with its merit plan promotion requirements; (2) the extent to which NASS employees filed discrimination complaints regarding UMP; (3) NASS ef...
Discrimination Complaints: Payments to Employees by Federal Agencies and the Judgement Fund
HRD-89-141: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' corrective actions in resolving employment discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) whether policies on settling discrimination complaints differed among agencies; (2) whether agencies collected data on agency and Judgement Fund payments; and (3) the magnitude of the payments.GAO found that: (1) monetary payments resulting from...