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CHANGE & GIFT DIVISION
OVERSIGHT ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF EQUAL
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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
KF27 .E3366 1978 b
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
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
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma
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,
Legal Defense and Educational Fund, San Francisco, Calif..
phen Ralston, first assistant counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educa-
Prepared statements, letters, supplentental materials, et cetera-
Goldstein, Barry, assistant general counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and
Human Rights Agencies, letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 6,
Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Hawkins, dated December 8,
Prepared statements, letters, supplemental materials, et cetera-Continued
54 Chart entitled, “Total closures"
7 Information requested from Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chair, Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, entitled Appendix A
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-
460 Sibal, Abner W., General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Com
mission, testimony of
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.