ERIC Number: ED422668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Office for Civil Rights. Annual Report to Congress, Fiscal Year 1994.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, and age in America's schools, colleges, and universities. To gauge how the department is fulfilling that mission, a description of the OCR's policy-guidance efforts, complaint investigations, and enforcement activities from October 1, 1993, through September 30, 1994, is provided here. The report focuses on: OCR complaint and enforcement activities, including complaint receipts; complaint resolution; complaint workload; disability complaints; limited-English-proficient students; student assignment; racial harassment; sexual harassment; and the effects of policy guidance on discrimination, complaint investigations, compliance reviews, technical assistance, and other compliance activities, such as magnet-schools assistance programs, vocational education, and administrative enforcement actions. A separate section is devoted to management reform, which highlights efforts in setting priorities, in complaint resolution, in the use of technology, and in new ways of doing business. Four appendices list statutory responsibilities and federal relationships, issues on staffing and budgeting, publications of the OCR, and addresses and telephone numbers of regional OCR offices. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.