ERIC Number: ED240214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Civil Rights Commitments: An Assessment of Enforcement Resources and Performance. United States Commission on Civil Rights Clearinghouse Publication 82.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report reviews, in the context of their budget and staff resources, selected activities of six Federal agencies with significant responsibility for enforcing civil rights laws. They are: (1) the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights; (2) The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights; (3) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; (4) the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; (5) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and (6) the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. For each agency, the report evaluates major program components according to the agency's own objectives and other available measures of enforcement needs. The report identifies issues that should be tracked in the continuing budget process; discusses changing policies, demands, and procedures that may affect the way resources are used; and considers agency efforts to economize and improve management of civil rights enforcement. The report also discusses major policies pursued by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division "because they indicate the direction of the Administration's civil rights enforcement commitments and influence other agencies' enforcement efforts." A statement critical of the report by the Civil Rights Commission's chairman, and a statement supporting it by other Commission members are also included. Appendices, which comprise about one-third of the document, contain correspondence between the Commission and the Office of Management and Budget, and between the Commission and the agencies reported on. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.