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In the 12 years since Executive Order No. 11246 was
issued, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Pro-
grams (OFCCP) came into being, controversy and criticism
have been regular partners in the daily operations of the
program. In consideration of the issues confronting
OFCCP and the seriousness of the critical reviews of its
operation by others, Assistant Secretary Donald Elisburg
established the OFCCP Task Force on March 31, 1977. Its
responsibilities were to assess and evaluate the entire
operation of the OFCCP and develop recommendations for
implementation which would:

• Create more job opportunities for minorities
and women.

• Make OFCCP more responsive to the problems of
handicapped workers and veterans.

• Better regulate the employment practices of
Federal suppliers and construction contractors.

● Improve the management of OFCCP.

• Strengthen the relationship between the OFCCP
and other Federal agencies with similar

In consideration of these charges, the Task Force has

assessed the operations of OFCCP and presents its findings

and recommendations for the revitalization of the Federal Contract Compliance Program. The Task Force effort

proceeded from a detailed program description which serves as a supporting document for this report.

The OFCCP acknowledges with appreciation the assistance of many individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors. The OFCCP is indebted to many individuals from contractor groups, client groups, and compliance agencies. These individuals, too numerous to mention here, gave of their time through extensive interviews and provided valuable information. This report was prepared under the general direction of Weldon J. Rougeau, Director, OFCCP.

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