GAO: More can be done to increase minority representation in tech

Federal Times: Government agencies responsible for the enforcement of workforce diversity require improvements to more effectively push for minority representation in the tech sector, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

“Both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have taken steps to enforce equal employment and affirmative action requirements in the technology sector, but face limitations,” the report said.

According to the report, the EEOC does not systematically record industry type when conducting investigations, limiting their impact on the technology-sector’s specific problems. In addition, while the OFCCP sets contractor goals for minority placement as a whole, it does not address specific minority groups, which the report found were disproportionately represented in the tech sector.

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