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CHANGE & GIFT DIVISION

OVERSIGHT ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF EQUAL

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.O.,

ON NOVEMBER 28 AND 29, 1978

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

LIBRARY OF CONGRE

APR 23 1979

COPY

KF27 .E3366 1978 b

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania MARIO BIAGGI, New York

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina

SHIRLEY N. PETTIS, California MICHAEL T. BLOUIN, Iowa

CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan
ROBERT J. CORNELL, Wisconsin

MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma
PAUL SIMON, Illinois
EDWARD P. BEARD, Rhode Island
LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York
GEORGE MILLER, California
RONALD M. MOTTL, Ohio
MICHAEL O. MYERS, Pennsylvania
AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania
JOSEPH A. LE FANTE, New Jersey
TED WEISS, New York
CEC HEFTEL, Hawaii
BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico
DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California, Chairman JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut EDWARD P. BEARD, Rhode Island

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont MICHAEL O. MYERS, Pennsylvania

CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan JOSEPH A. LE FANTE, New Jersey

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota,
TED WEISS, New York

Ex Officio
WILLIAM "BILL" CLAY, Missouri
BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky,

Ex Officio

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Hearings held in Washington, D.C.::

November 28, 1978 ....

November 29, 1978 .

Statement of-

Blunt, Kathleen, associate director, Women Employed, Chicago, Ill., accom-

panied by Judith Lichtman, executive director, Women's Legal Defense

Fund, Washington, D.C.

Contreras, Joel G., director, Employment Litigation, Mexican American

Legal Defense and Educational Fund, San Francisco, Calif..

Dupre, Mrs

Goldstein, Barry L., assistant general counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and

Educational Fund, Inc., Washington, D.C., accompanied by Charles Ste-

phen Ralston, first assistant counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educa-

tional Fund, Inc.

Leach, Daniel E., Vice Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commis-

sion

Newman, Winn, general counsel, International Union of Electrical, Radio

and Machine Workers, Washington, D.C., accompanied by Carole Wilson,

counsel for IUE

Norton, Eleanor H., Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Rodriguez, Armando M., Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity

Commission....

Seymour, Richardson, director of Government employment projects, Law-

yers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C., accompa-

nied by Linda Thome, staff attorney

Sibal, Abner W., General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Com-

mission........

Smith, J. Clay, Jr., Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Com-

mission......

Walsh, Ethel Bent, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Com-

mission.

Prepared statements, letters, supplentental materials, et cetera-
Contreras, Joel G., director, employment litigation, Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund, San Francisco, Calif:
Letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 1, 1978, enclosing

requested information.........

Testimony of

Davis, Hilton, vice president, legislative action, Chamber of Commerce of

the United States, letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 15, 1978,

enclosing a statement

Goldstein, Barry, assistant general counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund, Inc., Washington, D.C.:
Letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated November 28, 1978, with enclo-

sures

Testimony of
Green, Arthur L., board of directors, International Association of Official

Human Rights Agencies, letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 6,

1978..
McGuiness, Kenneth C., president, Equal Employment Advisory Council,

Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 8,
1978 ......

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Prepared statements, letters, supplemental materials, et cetera-Continued
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commis- Page
sion:
Appendices to statement

54 Chart entitled, “Total closures"

7 Information requested from Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chair, Equal

Employment Opportunity Commission, entitled Appendix A
Letter from Chairman Hawkins, dated October 31, 1978

111 Letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 20, 1978, with several enclosures

153 Letter to "Prospective Contractor,” dated May 27, 1977, enclosing

"Study of methods for determining job comparability" a report .... 185 Letter to Ted Harris, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, dated July 5, 1978, enclosing several inserts......

225 Prepared statement......

22 Responses to Testimony presented by interested groups: Blunt, Kathleen, associate director, Women Employed

292 Contreras, Joel G., director, Employment Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund

290 Newman, Winn, general counsel, Internation Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO-CLC.

291 Seymour Richard, director, Government Employment Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

295 “Status of Rapid Charge Processing System,”

8 Seymour, Richardson, director, Government employment projects, Law

yers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C., state-
ment of

460 Sibal, Abner W., General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Com

mission, testimony of

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OVERSIGHT ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1978

House OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, CoMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR, Washington, D.C.

The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:40 a.m., in room 2261, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Augustus F. Hawkins (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Members present: Representatives Hawkins and Weiss. Staff present: Susan Grayson, staff director; Darryl Fagin, legislative assistant; Carole Schanzer, administrative assistant to the subcommittee; Hugh Duffy, majority associate counsel; Charles Radcliffe, minority counsel; and James M. Stephens, minority assistant labor counsel. Mr. HAwkINs. The Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor is called to order. This morning the subcommittee continues its oversight on Federal enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. This has been a priority interest of this committee over the years. The subcommittee held extensive hearings on this issue in the 94th Congress which resulted in the Staff Report on Oversight Investiga#. of Federal Enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity WS. Last year, the subcommittee held hearings in July and in October, asking the EEOC, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in the Department of Labor, and the Civil Service Commission to outline their plans for improving EEO enforcement. The subcommittee was pleased to hear Chair Norton of the EEOC outline in detail the internal reorganization, policy changes and procedural reforms designed to improve the Commission's performance and to shore up its flagging public image. I am pleased to have this opportunity to hear again from Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton to report on the progress made since July 1977. I think Chair Norton is to be commended for making very real progress in reducing the backlog of charges filed with the Commission and for taking strong leadership in establishing the Commission as a competent, professional law enforcement agency.

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