The Federal Bureau of Investigation Needs Better Representation of Women and Minorities

Gao ID: FPCD-78-58 July 10, 1978

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has the authority to enforce equal employment opportunity (EEO) and nondiscrimination in the federal government until a reorganization plan which will transfer enforcement authority to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission goes into effect. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) EEO program is part of its overall centralized personnel management system and receives guidance from its Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs.

In spite of efforts to equalize the job distribution among the work force, nonminority males continue to dominate key professional occupations at FBI. Minorities and women are disproportionately represented in occupations other than that of special agent and at lower grade levels. Improvements are needed in the selection process, program administration, development of EEO plans, and complaint counseling.


Our recommendations from this work are listed below with a Contact for more information. Status will change from "In process" to "Open," "Closed - implemented," or "Closed - not implemented" based on our follow up work.

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