ERIC Number: ED457274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Federal Civil Rights Enforcement: 2000 and Beyond.
Butler, Margaret; Kraus, Rebecca
This study assessed the federal civil rights enforcement budget since fiscal year (FY) 1994, analyzing the effects of recent civil rights legislation and executive orders on workload levels and staff demands. It describes and analyzes the budget requests of the Clinton administration from FY 1994 to FY 2001 and the funding levels appropriated by Congress in response to Clinton's requests. Results demonstrate that since the Commission's 1995 report, the nation's enforcement of civil rights laws continues to be threatened by unequal and uneven funding and staffing for federal civil rights agencies. Inadequate funding and staff levels persist in each of the agencies, even though enforcement responsibilities of the agencies have grown substantially. The six chapters present data on: (1) "Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education"; (2) "U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission"; (3) "Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor"; (4) "Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice"; (5) "Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services" and (6) "Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development." (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Budgets, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Housing, Law Enforcement, Tables (Data)
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20425. Tel: 202-376-8110; Web site: http://www.usccr.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.