Equal employment opportunity (1 - 10 of 27 items)
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...
HUD: Review of Bucklin Report Prepared to Assist HUD in Defending Against EEO Complaint by HUD's Deputy Assistant Inspector General
OSI-99-16R: Published: Aug 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a comprehensive review of the report prepared by Donald T. Bucklin of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on identifying inaccurate statements found in the Bucklin Report. The Bucklin Report was prepared to assist HUD in its defense against an equal employment opportunity complaint filed by...
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;...
Equal Employment Opportunity: DOL Contract Compliance Reviews Could Better Target Federal Contractors
HEHS-95-177: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) oversight of federal contractors' equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices, focusing on: (1) OFCCP fulfillment of its mission and responsibilities; (2) changes in OFCCP resources in recent years; and (3) whether the OFCCP selection procedure for con...
EEOC: An Overview
T-HRD-93-30: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and some concerns about its operations. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC responsibilities and workload have increased significantly since 1964 due to its assumption of responsibility for enforcing certain antidiscrimination acts; (2) EEOC has requested more staff to meet its increasing workload, but it needs to study investigator efficiency...
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,...
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...
Equal Employment Opportunity: EEOC and State Agencies Did Not Fully Investigate Discrimination Charges
HRD-89-11: Published: Oct 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed six Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) districts' and five states' fair employment practices agencies' (FEPA) efforts to fully investigate discrimination charges; and (2) assessed how well EEOC monitored state investigative work.GAO found that, of the charges that EEOC and FEPA closed with no-cause determinations from January th...
Equal Employment Opportunity: EEOC Birmingham Office Closed Discrimination Charges Without Full Investigation
HRD-87-81: Published: Jul 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Birmingham district office closed pending discrimination charges in September 1985, regardless of the investigative status, to meet production goals.GAO found that: (1) the Birmingham office closed 29 percent of the charges without completing a full investigation; (2) the i...