Federal Workforce: Continuing Need for Federal Affirmative Employment.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, requires federal agencies to develop and implement affirmative employment programs to eliminate the historic underrepresentation of women and minorities in the workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC is responsible for providing agencies with guidance on their affirmative employment programs and approving agency plans for those programs. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 clearly provided for the first time in law that federal personnel management be implemented to provide a competent, honest, and productive federal workforce that is reflective of the Nations diverse population. In addition, the 1978 act created the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment program and requires agencies to conduct affirmative recruitment for those occupations and grades in which women and minorities are underrepresented. The act assigned the Office of personnel Management OPM responsibility for assisting agencies in their affirmative recruitment efforts and for overseeing the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program. jg p.2
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