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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257728.pdf


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
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE