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June 1963

Foreword

Executive Order 10925, dated March 6, 1961, reaffirmed the policy of nondiscrimination in government employment and directed that Federal agencies take additional affirmative steps to eliminate any discrimination in Federal employment because of race, color, religion, or national origin. The President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity established by this Order has compiled statistics on Federal employment and minority groups annually since 1961.

Progressively, each of the annual studies has been modified to extend and improve the coverage and detail in the surveys. This expansion has increased the number of minority groups covered, added to the individual geographic areas identified separately, extended information by pay category, and refined the definitions and reporting instructions. These modifications, while improving the statistics for each current year, have brought about variations that affect year-to-year comparisons.

The first minority census in 1961 included total and Negro employment worldwide. Data were collected department wide without separate geographic identification. Employees under the Classification Act were reported by grade and the Postal Field Service by level; Wage Board employees were reported only in overall total.

The 1962 and 1963 surveys were broader in coverage and content than the 1961 survey. Pay categories were expanded to include salary groupings for Wage Board and other pay plans. Minority groups included Negro and Spanish-Speaking worldwide and by State. Data on American Indians, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and persons of oriental origin were obtained in selected states. Overseas coverage in 1962 included only selected agencies, while in 1963 all agencies reported overseas personnel. Personnel in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico were excluded in both years. Data were collected separately for 41 selected Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 1963. The 1962 data in these tables are final revised figures and differ slightly from 1962 data initially published.

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