ERIC Number: ED117383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Equal Employment Opportunity Program for Federal Nonconstruction Contractors Can Be Improved. A Report Prepared for the Use of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-Fourth Congress, First Session.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The report reviews the effectiveness of management of the Federal contract compliance program in the nonconstruction industry. The following areas were evaluated: (1) Department of Labor guidance to and control over the 13 other Federal agencies assigned compliance review responsibility for nonconstruction contractors, (2) compliance agencies' efforts in implementing the Department guidelines for conducting compliance reviews and complaint investigations, (3) application of enforcement measures available to the compliance agencies, and (4) coordination of compliance review and complaint investigation activities between the Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Several areas that need improvement in the Department's administration of the program and weaknesses found in the compliance agencies' implementation of the nonconstruction program are discussed. The problems of coordination between the Department, the compliance agencies, and EEOC were due to lack of information exchange and duplication of some compliance activities at contractor facilities. An analysis of comments from the Department, Department of Defense, and General Services Administration are presented. Recommendations to the Secretary of Labor are included. Appended materials include coorespondence, reviews, and comments related to the report. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.