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Women in STEM Research: Federal Agencies Differ in the Data They Collect on Grant Applicants
GAO-15-291R: Published: Mar 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015.
Three of the six federal grant-making agencies we reviewed that support research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields—the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture—routinely collect demographic information about the individual researchers who apply for and receive federal g...
U.S. and Canadian Governments Have Established Mechanisms to Monitor Compliance with the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement but Face Operational Challenges
GAO-09-764R: Published: Jun 18, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2009.
The United States and Canada have been involved in a long-standing dispute regarding the softwood lumber trade. Canada is the primary exporter of softwood lumber to the United States. In 2008, Canada exported approximately $3.2 billion worth of softwood lumber products to the United States, about 17 times the amount supplied by the next biggest exporter to the United States. After several years of...
Women's Earnings: Federal Agencies Should Better Monitor Their Performance in Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Laws
GAO-08-799: Published: Aug 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2008.
In 2003, GAO found that women, on average, earned 80 percent of what men earned in 2000 and workplace discrimination may be one contributing factor. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor (Labor) enforce several laws intended to prevent gender pay discrimination. GAO examined (1) how EEOC enforces laws addressing gender pay disparities among private sector e...
Federal Programs: Ethnographic Studies Can Inform Agencies' Actions
GAO-03-455: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
In this time of emphasis on performance and results, federal agencies and congressional committees can benefit from knowing the full range of social science methods that can help them improve the programs they oversee. Among the methods they might consider are those of ethnography, derived from anthropology. However, information about the past and present uses of ethnography to improve federal pro...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Women and Minority Representation at Interior, Agriculture, Navy, and State
GGD-95-211: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the representation of women and minorities at the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture (USDA), Navy, and State as compared to the agencies' total workforce and the nation's civilian labor force (CLF); (2) these agencies' compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) affirmative employment planning instructions; and (...
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,...
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...
Information on Internal EEO Activities at Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-85-62: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on civil rights activities submitted by a variety of federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fiscal years 1981 and 1984.GAO obtained information on internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) office activities at the agencies including components dealing with complaint processing, policy development, legal a...
Agencies When Providing Federal Financial Assistance Should Ensure Compliance With Title VI
HRD-80-22: Published: Apr 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1980.
A request was made for a review of Federal agencies' compliance with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any Federal financial assistance program. Each executive department and agency is responsible for determining which of its activities and programs provide Federal financia...
Statistics on Congressional Reporting Requirements
PAD-78-76: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1978.
Statistics were compiled on congressional reporting requirements. The average growth in recurring reports over the decades 1920-1970 was 76.4 per decade (15 percent); for the annual periods 1962-1978, the growth was 57.8 per year (7 percent). In the largest category--reports submitted by cabinet level agencies--the number of reports fluctuated considerably between 1920 and 1960 but was little high...