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The use indices for each administration can be combined
to form a composite use index for all of DOL.
the use indices measure the extent to which the Department
has successfully achieved the standards of minority employ
ment set in the "Goals and Timetables" section--an equitable
representation and distribution of all employees in the
National Office and Field units of every administration.
It should be recalled that the Department-wide analysis
that an administration or region is four-fifths of the way
of blacks, .89, while ESA, BLS, and SOL all have indices
The composite use index which reflects the total
amount of underutilization in the Department is .75, mean
ing the Department is only three-quarters of the way toward
achieving the full utilization of blacks.
(Chart 3, p. 24 ).
Although the National Office taken as one unit meets
the criteria for the representation of blacks, the analysis
by administration reveals that the National Office units
of BLS and SOL do not have an equitable representation of
In the field, only MA and LMSA have a sufficient
representation of blacks in the professional ranks.
addition, blacks are inequitably distributed in every admin
istration in the National Office and the Field (with the
possible exception of MA in the Field where the average
salary of black professionals is .97 of that for all pro
The most inequitable distributions of these
employees are found in the National Office units of LMSA
and SOL where the salary differences between black and all
professionals are 34 percent and 38 percent, respectively.
(Charts 3-5, pp. 24-26 ).
Two regions, Philadelphia and Chicago, demonstrate a
reasonably good utilization of blacks in their professional
Chart 3. RANKING OF ADMINISTRATIONS AND REGIONS BY USE
Chart 4. PERCENT OF PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE BLACK,
MARCH 31, 1971