U.s. Commission On Civil Rights: More Operational And Financial Oversight Needed

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DIANE Publishing, 2004 - 58 pages
Over the past 10 years, the Gen. Accounting Office (GAO) & others have raised concerns about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (CR). GAO was asked to assess: (1) the adequacy of the CR's project mgmt. procedures, (2) whether the CR's controls over contracting services & managing contracts are sufficient, & (3) the extent of recent oversight of the CR's financial activities. GAO recommends, among other things, that the CR adopt procedures that provide for increased commissioner involvement in projects; establish greater controls over its contracting activities in order to be in compliance with Federal regulations; & take steps to meet the financial statement preparation & audit requirements of the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002.

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Page 5 - CAA applies the rights and protections of eleven labor and employment statutes to covered employees within the legislative branch: the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the...
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Page 4 - States, two by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and two by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The...
Page 28 - US General Accounting Office, Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, GAO/AIMD-00-2 1.3.1 (Washington, DC: November 1999). This document was prepared to fulfill our statutory requirement under the Federal Managers...
Page 5 - ... the Commission and consideration of the views of the members, the Chairman determines that there are insufficient substantive items on a proposed meeting agenda to warrant holding a scheduled meeting, the Chairman may cancel such meeting.
Page 18 - ... objectives. Internal control is the first line of defense in safeguarding assets and preventing and detecting fraud and errors. Internal control, which is synonymous with management control, helps government program managers achieve desired results through effective stewardship of public resources. Control activities are the policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanisms that enforce management's directives and help ensure that actions are taken to address risks. Control activities are an integral...
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Page 4 - Serve as a national clearinghouse for information in respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age...
Page 5 - Several agencies have enforcement authority for civil rights issues. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is charged with enforcing specific federal employment antidiscrimination statutes, such as title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Also, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Department of Justice is the enforcement authority for civil rights issues for the...
Page 6 - Contracting Officer" means a person with the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the Contracting Officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the Contracting Officer.

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