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races, ethnic backgrounds, and sexes in the staf
fing of this office in order that all points of view
will be available in the interaction of the staff
and to avoid the necessity of having a "specialist"
for each racial-sexual group.
All the individuals hired for this office
(or any EEO function anywhere in the Department)
have some EEO experience or background.
There should be a full-time EEO Co-ordinator
that unit or sub-unit will be responsible for EEO
programs and goals for all the employees beneath him.
There should be a full-time EEO Officer in each
region (attached to the Regional Director) who will:
report to the EEO Director in the N.o.
co-ordinate the part-time EEO Counselors
and complaints system in his region and
provide on-the-spot evaluation of EEO pro
grams in his region.
Every A&O should designate someone on the staff
of each Regional Administrator as Deputy EEO Co
ordinator who would:
be part-time in that capacity.
report to the EEO Co-ordinator in the N.o.
regular OP units rather than a special EEO unit.
care should be taken to define EEO responsibilities to
Continuing Evaluation of EEO in DOL
There should be an evaluation of the status of EEO
in DOL every five years by a full-time group of DOL em
ployees which is totally outside both EEO and Personnel.
GOALS AND TIMETABLES
Our statistics have indicated the serious underutil
ization of Blacks, Women, and Nonblack Minorities2/
the Department's workforce. This underutilization is most
prevalent in the professional grades, but also exists in
the clerical grades, especially in the Field.
Present departmental efforts toward achieving full
utilization of minorities and women are minimal.
Department's EEO Action Plan for FY :71 (see Appendix F-1)
is a series of general policy statements which fail to
deal effectively with the specific causes of underutiliza
The plan is organized pursuant to Secretary's Order
39-69 (see Appendix F-2) and allows each A&O to formu
late its own EEO policy.
This delegation of responsi
bility results in many different approaches toward
The condition that exists when a group is either inequitably distributed in the workforce, inequitably represented in the workforce, or both.
Spanish-surnamed Americans, American Indians, and Orientals.
3/ Same as parity sentation.
equitable distribution and repre