ERIC Number: ED041102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Employing the Disadvantaged in the Federal Civil Service. Policy Papers in Human Resources and Industrial Relations No. 13.
Mangum, Garth L.; Glenn, Lowell M.
Government appeals for private employers to hire the hardcore unemployed are logically answered by the query: "Does the Federal Government, the Nation's largest employer, have its own house in order?" This paper explores the extent to which permanent civil service jobs have been opened to the disadvantaged. Problems discovered are similar to those faced in the private sector--employing the disadvantaged conflicts with the desire to hire the best personnel, and it challenges the merit system. An understanding of the philosophy and procedures of the civil service and the constraints they impose on efforts to hire the disadvantaged is necessary to evaluate the attempts being made to resolve the inherent conflict. Washington, D.C. and San Francisco provide contrasting studies of the efforts and the constraints within the service. The paper concludes with proposals for widening access to federal employment for the disadvantaged without abandoning the essential objectives merit employment was designed to accomplish. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Federal Government, Government Employees, Labor Utilization, On the Job Training
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan-Wayne State University, P.O. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.