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information to comprise a skills and qual
ifications inventory that can be used for
As was stated in the introduction, Equal Employment
Opportunity is achieved when all employees can go as far
as their ability and willingness to accept challenge will
The findings of the Task Force clearly demon
strate that this state does not yet exist in the Depart
small part of this underutilization is a result of the De
partment perpetuating past discrimination; for example,
inadequate departmental training programs to offset the
generally lower education of blacks.
The major portion
of underutilization, however, seems to have resulted from
however, which have been aimed at nonprofessional em
ployees in grades GS 1-7, have had only 45 participants
in the last 5 years out of a target population of 3500.
Only the program in Manpower comes close to following the
Civil Service Guidelines for upward mobility, and nonpro
fessional employees have been frustrated for so long that
they have become apathetic.
The recruitment efforts of 7 A&O's examined have been
either haphazard or non-existant.
This situation exists
despite the need to recruit minorities and women for
executive and mid-level positions throughout the Depart
There is also a need to recruit non-black minori
ties at all grades and in all A&O's to recruit women for
entry level professional jobs in OSHA and OASA, and to