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(a) Informal hearings-(1) Purpose. The Director or any agency head with the approval of the Director may convene such informal hearings as may deemed appropriate for the purpose of inquiring into the status of compliance by any prime contractor or subcontractor with the terms of the equal opportunity clause.

(2) Notice. Contractors and subcontractors shall be advised in writing as to the time and place of the informal hearing and may be directed to bring specific documents and records, or furnish other relevant information concerning their compliance status. When so requested, the prime contractor or subcontractor shall attend and bring requested documents and records, or other requested information.

(3) Conduct of hearings. The hearing shall be conducted by hearing officers appointed by the Director or an agency head. Parties to informal hearings may be represented by counsel and shall have a fair opportunity to present any relevant material. Formal rules of evidence will not apply to such proceedings.

(b) Formal hearings-(1) General procedure. The Director or the agency head, with the approval of the Director, may convene formal hearings pursuant to Subpart B of this part. Such hearings shall be conducted in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Director or the agency head. Reasonable notice of a hearing shall be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the prime contractor or subcontractor complained against. Such notice shall contain the time and place of hearing, a statement of the provisions of the order and regulations pursuant to which the hearing is to be held, and a concise statement of the matters pursuant to which the action furnishing the basis of the hearing has been taken or is proposed to be taken. Copies of such notice shall be sent to all agencies. Hearings shall be held before a hearing officer designated by the Director or an agency head. Each party shall have the right to counsel, a fair opportunity to present evidence and argument and to crossexamine. Wherever a formal hearing is based in whole or in part on matters subject to the collective bargaining agreement and compliance may necessitate a revision of such agreement, any labor organization which is a signatory to the agreement shall have the right to participate as a party. Any other person or organization shall be permitted to participate upon a showing that such

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person or organization has an interest in the proceedings and may contribute materially to the proper disposition thereof. The hearing officer shall make his proposed findings and conclusions upon the basis of the record before him.

(2) Cancellation, termination, and debarment. No order for cancellation or termination of existing contracts or subcontracts or for debarment from further contracts or subcontracts pursuant to section 209 of the order shall be made without affording the prime contractor or subcontractor an opportunity for a hearing. When cancellation, termination, or debarment is proposed, the following procedure shall be observed:

(1) Notice of proposed cancellation or termination. Whenever the Director, or the head of an agency or his designee upon prior notification to the Director, proposes to cancel or terminate, or cause to be canceled or terminated, in whole or in part, a contract or contracts or to require cancellation or termination of a subcontract or subcontracts, a notice of the proposed action, in writing and signed by the Director or head of the agency or his designee, shall be sent to the last known address of the prime contractor or subcontractor, return receipt requested. A copy of such notice shall be sent to all agencies. The prime contractor or subcontractor shall be given at least 10 days from the receipt of the notice either to comply with the provisions of the contract or subcontract or to mail a request for a hearing to the Director or the agency.

(11) Notice of proposed ineligibility. Whenever the Director, or the head of an agency or his designee, upon prior notification to the Director, proposes to declare a prime contractor or subcontractor ineligible for further contracts or subcontracts under section 209 of the order, a notice of the proposed action, in writing and signed by the Director or head of the agency or his designee, shall be sent to the last known address of the prime contractor or subcontractor, return receipt requested. A copy of such notice shall be sent to all agencies. The prime contractor or subcontractor shall be given at least 10 days from the receipt of such notice in which to mail a request for a hearing to the Director or the agency.

(1) Suspension during pendency of hearing. Whenever the prime contractor or subcontractor requests a hearing in accordance with these provisions, his contracts or subcontracts may be suspended, in the discretion of the Director, during the pendency of the hearing.

(iv) Hearing request. If at the end of the 10-day period referred to in subdivision (1) of this subparagraph, no request has been received, the Director or the head of the agency may cancel, suspend or terminate or cause to be canceled, suspended or terminated such contracts or subcontracts. If at the end of the 10-day period referred to in subdivision (1) of this subparagraph no request has been received, the Director or the head of the agency may enter an order declaring the contractor or

subcontractor ineligible for further contracts, subcontracts, or extensions or other modifications of existing contracts, until such contractor or subcontractor shall have satisfied the Director that he has established and will carry out personnel and employment policies and practices in compliance with the provisions of the equal opportunity clause.

(v) Decision following hearing. When the hearing is conducted by an agency, the hearing officer shall make recommendations to the head of the agency who shall make a decision. No decision by the head of the agency, or his representatives, shall be final without the prior approval of the Director. When the hearing is conducted by a hearing ofcer appointed by the Director, the hearing officer shall make recommendations to the Director, who shall make the final decision. Parties shall be furnished with copies of the hearing officer's recommendations, and shall be given an opportunity to submit their views.

§ 60-1.27 Sanctions and penalties.

The sanctions described in subsections (1), (5), and (6) of section 209(a) of the order may be exercised only by or with the approval of the Director. Referral of any matter arising under the order to the Department of Justice or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall be made by the Director. 860-1.28 Show cause notices.

When the Director has reasonable cause to believe that a contractor has violated the equal opportunity clause he may issue a notice requiring the contractor to show cause, within 30 days, why monitoring, enforcement proceedings or other appropriate action to ensure compliance should not be instituted. § 60-1.29 Preaward notices.

(a) Preaward compliance reviews. Upon the request of the Director, agencies shall not enter into contracts or approve the entry into contracts or subcontracts tractor, or proposed subcontractor named with any bidder, prospective prime conby the Director until a preaward compllance review has been conducted and the Director or designated agency head or his designee has approved a determination that the bidder, prospective prime contractor or proposed subcontractor will be able to comply with the provisions of the equal opportunity clause.

(b) Other special preaward procedures. Upon the request of the Director, agen

cies shall not enter into contracts or approve the entry into subcontracts with any bidder; prospective prime contractor or proposed subcontractor specified by the Director until the agency has complied with the directions contained in the request.

§ 60-1.30 Contract ineligibility list.

The Director shall distribute periodically a list to all executive departments and agencies giving the names of prime contractors and subcontractors who have been declared ineligible under the regulations in this part and the order.

§ 60-1.31

Reinstatement of ineligible prime contractors and subcontractors. Any prime contractor or subcontractor declared ineligible for further contracts or subcontracts under the order may request reinstatement in a letter directed to the Director. In connection with the reinstatement proceedings, the prime contractor or subcontractor shall be required to show that it has established and will carry out employment policies and practices in compliance with the equal opportunity clause.

§ 60-1.32 Intimidation and interference. The sanctions and penalties contained in Subpart D of the order may be exercised by the agency or the Director against any prime contractor, subcontractor or applicant who fails to take all necessary steps to ensure that no person intimidates, threatens, coerces, or discriminates against any individual for the purpose of interfering with the filing of a complaint, furnishing information, or assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of the order or any other Federal, State, or local laws requiring equal employment opportunity.

Subpart C-Ancillary Matters

§ 60-1.40 Affirmative action compli

ance programs.

(a) Requirements of programs. Each agency or applicant shall require each prime contractor who has 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more and each prime contractor and subcontractor shall require each subcontractor who has 50 or more employees and a subcontract of $50,000 or more to develop a written affirmative action compliance program for each of its establishments. A necessary prerequisite to the development of a satisfactory affirmative action program is the identification and analysis of problem areas inherent in minority employment and an evaluation of opportunities for utilization of minority group personnel. The contractor's program shall provide in detail for specific steps to guarantee equal employment opportunity keyed to the problems and needs of members of minority groups, including, when there are deficiencies, the development of specific goals and time tables for the prompt achievement of full and equal employment opportunity. Each contractor shall include in his affirmative action complance program a table of job classifications. This table should include but need not be limited to job titles, principal duties (and auxiliary duties, if any), rates of pay, and where more than one rate of pay applies (because of length of time in the job or other factors) the applicable rates. The affirmative action compliance program shall be signed by an executive official of the contractor.

(b) Utilization evaluation. The evaluation of utilization of minority group personnel shall include the following:

(1) An analysis of minority group representation in all job categories.

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(3) An analysis of upgrading, transfer and promotion for the past year to determine whether equal employment opportunity is being afforded.

(c) Maintenance of programs. Within 120 days from the commencement of the contract, each contractor shall maintain a copy of separate affirmative action compliance programs for each establishment, including evaluations of utilization of minority group personnel and the job classification tables, at each local office responsible for the personnel matters of such establishment. An affirmative action compliance program shall be part of the manpower and training plans for each new establishment and shall be developed and made available prior to the staffing of such establishment. A report of the results of such program shall be compiled annually and the program shall be updated at that time. This information shall be made available to representatives of the agency or Director upon request and the contractor's affirmative action program and the result it produces shall be evaluated as part of compliance review activities.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964-
Administered by:

THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
COMMISSION

Prohibits discrimination because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, or National Origin by Employers with 75 or more employees, by Labor Organizations with a hiring hall of 75 or more members, by Employment Agencies, and by Joint Labor-Management Committees for Apprenticeship or Training. After July 1, 1967, employers and labor organizations with 50 or more employees or members will be covered; after July 1, 1968, those with 25 or more will be covered.

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Prohibits discrimination because of Race, Color, Creed, or National Origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of § 60-1.41 Solicitations or advertisements opportunity in all aspects of employment. for employees.

In solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of a prime contractor or subcontractor, the requirements of paragraph (2) of the equal opportunity clause shall be satisfled whenever the prime contractor or subcontractor complies with any of the following:

(a) States expressly in the solicitations or advertising that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin;

(b) Uses display or other advertising, and the advertising includes an appropriate insignia prescribed by the Director. The use of the insignia is considered subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 701;

(c) Uses a single advertisement, and the advertisement is grouped with other advertisements under a caption which clearly states that all employers in the group assure all qualified applicants equal consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin;

(d) Uses a single advertisement in which appears in clearly distinguishable type the phrase "an equal opportunity employer."

§ 60-1.42 Notices to be posted.

(a) Unless alternative notices are prescribed by the Director or by the agency with the approval of the Director, the notices which prime contractors and subcontractors are required to post by paragraphs (1) and (3) of the equal opportunity clause will contain the following language and will be provided by the contracting or administering agencies:

By all Federal Government Contractors and Subcontractors, and by Contractors Performing Work Under a Federally Assisted Construction Contract, regardless of the number of employees in either case.

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Rights Act of 1964, and in furtherance of the purposes of the order and that Act. § 60-1.44 Rulings and interpretations.

Rulings under or interpretations of the order or the regulations contained in this part shall be made by the Secretary or his designee.

§ 60-1.45 Existing contracts and subcon

tracts.

All contracts and subcontracts in effect prior to October 24, 1965, which are not subsequently modified shall be administered in accordance with the nondiscrimination provisions of any prior applicable Executive orders. Any contract or subcontract modified on or after October 24, 1965, shall be subject to Executive Order 11246. Complaints received by and violations coming to the attention of agencies regarding contracts and subcontracts which were subject to Executive Orders 10925 and 11114 shall be proc

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eased as if they were complaints regard- after the 120th day following said effecing violations of this order.

§ 60-1.46 Delegation of authority by the Director.

The Director is authorised to redelegate the authority given to him by the regulations in this part. The authority redelegated by the Director pursuant to the regulations in this part shall be exercised under his general direction and control.

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tive date. Subject to any prior approval of the Secretary, any agency may defer the effective date of the regulations in this retary finds to be reasonably necessary. part, for such period of time as the SecContracts executed prior to the effective date of the regulations in this part shall be governed by the regulations promulgated by the former President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity which appear at 28 F.R. 9812, September 2, 1963, and at 28 F.R. 11305, October 23, 1963, the temporary regulations which appear at 30 F.R. 13441, October 22, 1965, and the orders at 31 FR. 6881, May 10, 1966, and 32 FR. 7439, May 19, 1967. Bigned at Washington, D.C., this 21st day of May 1968.

WILLARD WIRTZ, Secretary of Labor.

[F.R. Doc. 68-6298; Filed, May 27, 1968; 8:45 a.m.]

MEETING BETWEEN OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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