ERIC Number: ED161974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Black Employment in Kentucky State Agencies, Seventh Report. An Analysis of Job Levels, Salaries and Hiring Patterns as of November, 1975.
Niederman, Nancy S.
Although there were improvements in salary levels, percentage and total numbers of blacks employed in Kentucky State government between 1974 and 1975, a disproportionate number of blacks were still concentrated in a few job categories, primarily in the lower half of the pay scale. Major agencies such as transportation, agriculture, and state police improved only slightly, if at all, and the historical society and governor's office just barely came off the list of all-white agencies. The Department of Corrections boosted their overall departmental black percentage up to 5.1%. Limited gains gave blacks a slightly larger share of the State payroll. The conclusion to be drawn from current statistical data is that blacks are too slowly moving toward equality with whites in State government. State agencies must renew their commitment of equal opportunity not only by hiring new blacks, but by upgrading those qualified blacks already employed to more responsible, high-paying positions. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Commission on Human Rights, Frankfort.