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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
October 8, 1971
We would like to express our deep appreciation to John Hanson, June Robinson, Evyonne Martin, Joyce Dupree, Kitty O'Leary Higgins, and Dick Schubert without whom not only this report, but all of the work of the Task Force would have been impossible.
We would also like to thank the following list of kind people who helped in various ways with the preparation of this report:
We want to express our gratitude to Secretary of Labor James D. Hodgson and Under Secretary of Labor Laurence H. Silberman for the opportunity to work together independently, and with official blessing. We hope that we may have been of help to them in their efforts to make the Department of Labor a better place to work for all its employees.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the state that
exists when all employees in any given occupation can go
as far as their ability and willingness to accept chal
lenge will take them. Accepting as true that roughly
the same percent of minorities and women are talented as
that of any other group, the state of Equal Employment
Opportunity will be demonstrated to exist in the Depart
ment of Labor when minorities and women are distributed
in the same manner as all employees and in numbers which
evaluation of the status of minorities and women in the
Department of Labor; (2) interviews with EEO and Person
nel staff and employees at various levels; (3) in-depth
studies of Recruitment and Upward Mobility programs; and
(4) a review of the present EEO organizational structure.