ERIC Number: ED297234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Representation: Efforts of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. Report to the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, U. S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
In response to concerns about the affirmative action efforts of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), the General Accounting Office examined ADAMHA's personnel management and equal employment opportunity issues. Issues examined included the representation of minorities in the ADAMHA work force, especially at management and policymaking levels; numerical goals and timetables for hiring, promoting, and reassigning minorities; recruitment strategies and activities to increase the representation of minorities; the ADAMHA merit promotion plan; the representation of minorities and women on the ADAMHA grant review committees; and plans and actions concerning the preparation of ADAMHA's fiscal year 1988 affirmative action plan. Data were obtained from ADAMHA and Public Health Service documents, and were discussed with responsible officials in the offices. Also discussed was ADAMHA's fiscal year 1988 affirmative action plan. An official in the Office of Federal Sector Programs in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was contacted and pertinent directives issued to federal agencies were reviewed to obtain information on federal affirmative action planning for fiscal year 1988. The study found that ADAMHA was not in total compliance with EEOC affirmative action requirements and with some elements of the ADAMHA merit promotion plan. Recommendations to correct the deficiencies found were made to the Secretary of Health of Human Services. (NB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Government, Females, Government Employees, Minority Groups, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies are free; additional copies, $2.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.