ERIC Number: ED189427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-17
Reference Count: 0
Need to Ensure Nondiscrimination in CETA Programs. Report to the Congress of the United States by the Comptroller General.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
A General Accounting Office (GAO) review assessed enforcement of provisions prohibiting discrimination to people within five protected categories--race, national origin, sex, age, and handicap--in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program. It evaluated Department of Labor (DOL) and prime sponsor policies and procedures for ensuring nondiscrimination both in program services provided by recipients of federal financial assistance and in recipients' employment practices. The review was performed at DOL's headquarters (Washington, D.C.), three of DOL's regional offices, and eleven of tne 460 CETA prime sponsors. GAO found that (1) the prime sponsors generally do not adequately serve significant segments, (2) DOL needs better reporting or servicing of significant segments, (3) DOL and prime sponsors need to improve monitoring and evaluation of equal opportunity activities, (4) prime sponsors need to improve design of programs to better service all segments, and (5) underrepresentation in prime sponsors' management may affect program participation. Recommendations addressed to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) were made. The review showed that DOL has taken positive steps to ensure nondiscrimination in its CETA program, but there are still problems. ETA is in noncompliance with some sections of the Justice Department's Title VI regulations (civil rights enforcement plan). (YLB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Employment Practices, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination, Federal Programs, Job Training, Policy, Program Evaluation, Racial Discrimination, Research, Sex Discrimination, Social Discrimination
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20548 (single copies free); U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, DC 20013 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Department of Labor; Employment and Training Administration; General Accounting Office; United States