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OVERSIGHT HEARINGS ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT

OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS

Part 1

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1975

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Los Angeles, Calif. The subcommittee met at 9 a.m., pursuant to notice, in the George Kinsey Auditorium, California State Museum of Science and Industry, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, Calif., Hon. Augustus F. Hawkins, chairman, presiding.

Also present: Susan Grayson, staff director; Charles Knox, administrative assistant; Carole Schanzer, clerk; and Richard Mosse, assistant minority counsel.

Mr. Hawkins. The Subcommittee on Equal Opportunities of the House Committee on Education and Labor is called to order.

The subcommittee is continuing its hearing on the subject matter that has been before the committee for several years now on Federal contracts compliance.

For the record I would like to make this opening statement : Ten years ago, on September 24, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson issued Executive Order No. 11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin by Federal contractors, and requiring Government contractors take affirmative action to insure equal opportunity for job applicants and employees.

This order was amended in 1967 to include sex.

If this Executive order had been implemented in the forceful manner it deserves, it could have been one of the most forceful tools in the civil rights arsenal.

Unfortunately, that has not been the case.

Federal contractors with 50 or more employees or Government contracts of $50,000 or more are required to submit written affirmative action plans meeting standards set forth in the regulations by the Secretary of Labor who is responsible for the administration of the Executive order.

The preliminary responsibility for enforcing the Executive order, however, rests with the Federal agencies contracting with by the industry; at the present time 11 Federal agencies are designated "compliance agencies.

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OVERSIGHT HEARINGS ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT

OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS

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HEARINGS HELD IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF., MARCH 27, 1975;

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 25, AND JULY 8, 1975

PART 1

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey ALPHONZO BELL, California
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

PETER A. PEYSER, New York PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave)

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York

VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JAIME BENITEZ, Puerto Rico
MICHAEL BLOUIN, Iowa
ROBERT CORNELL, Wisconsin
TED RISENHOOVER, Oklahoma
PAUL SIMON, Illinois
EDWARD BEARD, Rhode Island
LEO ZEFERETTI, New York
GEORGE MILLER, California
RONALD MOTTL, Ohio
TIM HALL, Illinois

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California, Chairman WILLIAM "BILL" CLAY, Missouri

JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama JAIME BENITEZ, Puerto Rico

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota, Ex Officio PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave) CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Ex Officio

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Hearings Held in:

Los Angeles, Calif., March 27, 1975.--

Washington, D.C.:

June 19, 1975.
June 25, 1975.

July 8, 1975.

Statement of:

Ball, Eddie, employee, Rockwell International, accompanied by:

Clifton Burris, Claud Willis, Oscar Buttner and Jimmie G. Jarrett.

DeArmond, Gen. Michael E., Defense Contract Administration

Services Region, Los Angeles, accompanied by Frederick A.

Schrieber, Chief Officer of Contract Compliance and David Lee,

Chief of Civilian Personnel..

Dunlop, Hon. John T., Secretary of Labor, accompanied by Bernard

E. DeLury, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards;

Fred Clark, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and

Management; William Kilberg, Solicitor of Labor; Philip Davis,

Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance; and George F.

Travers, Associate Director..

Hampton, Chairman Robert E., U.S. Civil Service Commission,

accompanied by Hon. Ludwig J. Andolsek, Commissioner, Anthony

Hudson, Director of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity,

and Irving Kator, Assistant Executive Director of the Commission.

Jenkins, Sandra, Task Force on Compliance, National Organization

for Women, Washington, D.C..
LeBell, Gen. Jonah, Defense Contract Administration Services

Region, Los Angeles (Retired)
Martinez, Vilma S., president and general counsel, Mexican American

Legal Defense and Education Fund, San Francisco, Calif.
McIntosh, Barbara, employee, Defense Contract Administration

Services Region, Los Angeles, accompanied by Robert Cole, David

Kalish, and Thomas Canfield.
Oles Carl, vice president, personnel, Rockwell International, accom-

panied by Bob Cohn, Lou Checky, Roger Gabriel, and Dwight

Zuck..

Schnapper, Eric, assistant counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and

Educational Fund, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Taylor, William L., director, Center for National Policy Review,

Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Weaver, Albert J., member, Black Bricklayers Local 2, AFL-CIO,

accompanied by Charles Jackson.
Prepared statements, Letters, Supplemental materials, etc.;

Ball, Eddie J., chairman, Concerned Minorities of Rockwell Inter-

national, letter to Chairman Hawkins, enclosing several documents.
Clark, Fred G., assistant secretary for administration and manage-

ment, U.S. Department of Labor, letter to Senator Ribicoff,

dated July 7, 1975.-
Court Cases, Nos. 74–389 and 74-428_
Davis, Philip, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance,

Contractors Debarred From Federal Contracts” (table)--
DeArmond, Michael E., Brig. Gen., USAF, Commander, Defense

Supply Agency, Los Angeles, Calif., letter to Chairman Hawkins,

dated April 2, 1975-
Executive Order 11246.
Executive Order 11375..
Fierro, Manuel D., president, National Congress of Hispanic American

Citizens, letter to Chairman Hawkins, enclosing several questions.-

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