ERIC Number: ED112805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-25
Reference Count: 0
More Assurances Needed That Colleges and Universities With Government Contracts Provide Equal Employment Opportunity. Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Department of Labor is responsible for the Federal program to insure that contractors and subcontractors provide equal employment opportunity. Labor has delegated to 11 other agencies--including the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)--the responsibility for performing compliance reviews of contractors' facilities and enforcing Labor's guidelines. HEW, however, has made minimal progress in making sure that colleges and universities have accepted affirmative action programs and are in compliance with the Executive action programs. HEW has not consistently sent required "show-cause" notices to colleges and universities whose affirmative action programs it has found to be not in compliance, it has not begun sanctions against these institutions, and has not generally performed preaward reviews. HEW negotiates and conciliates with colleges and universities over prolonged periods rather than requiring them to prepare acceptable affirmative action programs within the time specified under Labor guidelines. Neither Labor nor HEW has identified all colleges and universities that have Government contracts and are subject to the program. HEW has not provided a uniform nationwide training program for its compliance officers. Recommendations follow. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.