ERIC Number: ED198963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Indian Employment within State Government. Document No. 10750057.
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
The basic purpose of the project was to study and determine the nature of the "inadequate ratio" of Indian employment in Arizona's State agencies. The survey study was based on personal interviews and questionnaires furnished to 153 Indian State employees, 71 agency officials, and 25 ex-State employees. Findings indicated that in 1976, while Indians constituted approximately 5.5% of the Arizona population, only 1.49% of a total work force of 32,853 State employees were Indians; they were perceived as being underrepresented at all levels. Of those interviewed in the area of career progression, only 33.8% agreed that Indians had been successful in terms of career advancement; the average stay of State employment for all Indian workers interviewed was only 2 1/2 to 3 years. To implement policies and procedures within State government that will enhance hiring, upward mobility, and retention of Indian employees, the Commission of Indian Affairs recommendations included provisions that employment information and job announcements be distributed to all segments of the Arizona population including Indian reservations; State agency heads inform all new employees about basic civil rights which include grievance and appeals procedures; job training and promotional programs be provided for Indian employees; and Indian employees be placed in job categories until parity objectives are attained. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Four Corners Regional Commission, Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.