Applying Organization Development to Coast Guard Affirmative Action for Black Officers.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research project was designed to demonstrate one way in which the U.S. Coast Guard could begin to develop a clear and effective strategy in its effort to increase black participation in its officer corps. An organization development change model is used as a framework to examine Coast Guard affirmative action for black officers. In using the model, developed by Beckhand and Harris in Organizational Transitions 1977, a present state and a desired future state of Coast Guard affirmative action is detailed. Areas examined for both the present and future states include the Coast Guards general policy on affirmative action, the organizational climate, the recruitment practices, the selection process, and promotion and assignment policies. While recognizing the Coast Guards task of developing an equitable posture toward equal opportunity is not an easy one, recommendations and conclusions offer suggestions for how the Coast Guard can make the transition from the present state of a desired future of affirmative action more smoothly and effectively. Author
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