Accession Number : ADA257728
Title : A Question of Equity: Women and the Glass Ceiling in the Federal Government
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF POLICY AND EVALUATION
Personal Author(s) : Naff, Katherine C ; Crum, John
Report Date : Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 64
Abstract : This study was conducted by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board to find out whether women in Federal Government service face subtle barriers to career advancement, also known as the glass ceiling. The Board found that women do confront inequitable barriers to advancement in their Federal careers. These barriers take the form of subtle assumptions, attitudes, and stereotypes that affect how managers may view women's potential for advancement and, in some cases, their effectiveness on the job. Furthermore, the Board found that women face obstacles to advancement not only at the GS/GM 13 level and above but also at lower levels in the pipeline. In addition, it appears that minority women face a double disadvantage because of their gender and their race or national origin.
Descriptors : *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *MINORITIES , *BARRIERS , *PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , *WOMEN , JOBS , EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY , GENDER DISCRIMINATION , PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS , RACIAL DISCRIMINATION , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , QUALIFICATIONS , MALES , SURVEYS , CAREERS , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE