Federal Agencies Failing Women: GAO

Law360, New York (September 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two federal agencies charged with ensuring pay equity for women have failed to assess the effectiveness of their anti-discrimination efforts, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The report, “Women's Earnings: Federal Agencies Should Better Monitor Their Performance in Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Laws,” examined the anti-discrimination enforcement efforts of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor and was released Wednesday.

Several members of Congress — including U.S. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Edward M. Kennedy,...
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