ERIC Number: ED198647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Enforcing Title IX. A Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report reassesses for the Department of Education (ED) the enforcement effort of Title IX by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and offers recommendations. OCR is criticized for being very slow to issue important guidelines, process complaints, conduct compliance reviews, and enforce the law. Also OCR is charged with showing little commitment to discovering violations or to assisting institutions to prevent them. Further complaints are the inadequacy of training, guidance, and monitoring to assure that policies and procedures determined at headquarters are uniformly implemented in the regions; and the inconsistency of guidelines issued by headquarters. The report recommends that the following steps be taken immediately: (1) Improve OCR's data collection and analysis capacity. (2) Improve guidance and oversight of regional staff. (3) Implement OCR policy on employment cases. (4) Allocate staff resources necessary to complete planned compliance reviews on schedule. (5) Initiate administrative proceedings to terminate funds in all cases in which voluntary negotiations do not resolve all violations within the specified time limit. (6) Increase cooperation with the Department of Justice (DOJ). (7) Increase Title IX technical assistance and public information efforts. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Law Enforcement, Organizational Effectiveness, Sex Discrimination
Publications Warehouse, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 621 North Payne St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972