ERIC Number: ED482264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Ten-Year Check-Up: Have Federal Agencies Responded to Civil Rights Recommendations? Volume I: A Blueprint for Civil Rights Enforcement.
Rudert, Eileen; Alba, Manuel; Zieseniss, Mireille; Wolf, Michael
During the 1990s, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued reports evaluating the operations of 11 major federal civil-rights enforcement agencies. The reports focused on the enforcement process. From these original reports rose a series of subsequent reports of federal implementation of recommendations for enforcement. This report catalogs and summarizes recommendations made between 1992 and 2000 to the 11 federal agencies that were subject to the original examinations. In evaluating federal agencies' civil-rights enforcement programs in the 1990s, the commission identified the following elements for effective civil-rights enforcement: (1) a high priority for civil-rights enforcement; (2) an organizational structure that expresses the priority of civil rights; (3) planned civil-rights goals and activities; (4) clear and pertinent policy guidance, current regulations, technical assistance, education, and outreach; (5) effective complaint processing systems; (6) systems to ensure review of all funding recipients' compliance before and after awards are made and to correct deficiencies; and (7) regular staff training on civil-rights statutes and emerging issues. This report also includes strategies for effective civil-rights enforcement, descriptions of the enforcement reports, key civil-rights statues and regulations, and a checklist for evaluating federal agencies' civil-rights enforcement. (WFA)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government Publications, Government Role, Public Policy
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20425. Tel: 202-376-8128; TTY: 202-376-8116; Web site: http://www.usccr.gov. For full text: http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/10yr02/vol1/main.htm.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.