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Coast Guard: Continued Improvements Needed to Address Potential Barriers to Equal Employment Opportunity
GAO-12-135: Published: Dec 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2012.
The USCG is making progress toward becoming a model equal employment opportunity (EEO) program, as defined by EEOC. In fiscal year 2008, the USCG established a cross-functional task force, including many divisions of Coast Guard and co-led by the Civil Rights Director and the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources, to identify EEO problems, review data, as well as develop and implement plans to...
Contracting Strategies: Data and Oversight Problems Hamper Opportunities to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts
GAO-10-367: Published: Apr 29, 2010. Publicly Released: May 24, 2010.
Agencies can use several different types of contracts to leverage the government's buying power for goods and services. These include interagency contracts--where one agency uses another's contract for its own needs--such as the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs multiple award schedule (MAS) contracts, multiagency contracts (MAC) for a wide range of goods...
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...
Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R: Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.
In August 2004, pursuant to Section 1111 of the fiscal year 2001 Department of Defense authorization act, the Secretary of Defense authorized components of the United States Air Force (USAF), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to implement an equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint pilot program to reengineer the EEO complaint process to, among other...
Federal Year-End Spending: Symptom of a Larger Problem
PAD-81-18: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to determine the spending patterns of each major agency and department in selected object classes for fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979.GAO found that Government-wide fourth quarter spending surges continue to exist, although they have declined from 33 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 1977 to 29 percent at the end of fiscal year 1979. However, the decline can be misleading...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Federal Management Weaknesses Cry Out for Alternatives To Deliver Programs and Services to Indians To Improve Their Quality of Life
CED-78-166: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
During the last decade, there has been increasing congressional activity with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indians. Recent GAO reports have shown the need for greater Federal efforts to meet this goal. A Bureau of Indian Affairs Reorganization Task Force concluded in its March 1978 report that a general management crisis pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).In spite of recom...
An Overview of Unobligated Balances in Civil Agencies
PAD-78-48: Published: Apr 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1978.
The growth in the past 5 years in unobligated balances of Federal and trust funds and in unliquidated obligations has raised concern about the validity and credibility of funding requests and about the ability of Federal agencies to carry out planned programs in a timely manner.In fiscal year (FY) 1972, unobligated balances of budget authority in civil agencies totaled $165 billion; by FY 1977, th...
Effectiveness of BIA Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
CED-78-47: Published: Feb 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1978.
Four reports were compiled in a review of Bureau of Indian Affairs programs and processes. A two-part report on Indian natural resources concluded that the Department of Interior had not given Indians the necessary assistance to properly manage their natural resources. The report recommended that procedures be established among various responsible agencies and Indian tribes to coordinate reservati...
Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States and Progress in Spinal Cord Regeneration
HRD-78-10: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
A study was conducted of spinal cord injury costs in the United States and current research efforts involving spinal cord regeneration. The consequences of a spinal cord injury range from partial paralysis to death. A victim who survives incurs lifetime medical costs that can range between $44,000 to $115,000 depending on the extent of the injury, not to mention the lost earnings and other injury...