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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary

Washington

October 8, 1971

Acknowledgements

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:

Marie Bankhead
Rozalind Brack
Joe Collier
Bill Dedham
John De Leon
Ray Doyle
Nate Finch
Carol Furr
John Irving
John Johnson
Dick Jones
Tom Kouzes
Cliff Lee
Vince Macaluso

Melvin Moxley
Vince Oliver
Deanell Reece
Frank Ridley
Chuck Roberts
George Travers
Ed Waters
Kathy Wedemeyer
Lionel White
Althiea Wiggins
Frank Yeager
Wilt Zanders
Frank Zarb
Bonnie Mampe

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.

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Introduction

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

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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.

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