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ERIC Number: ED069225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-4
Pages: 4
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Statement on Guidelines for Application of Executive Order 11246 to Higher Education Institutions Receiving Federal Funds.
Pottinger, J. Stanley
Executive Order 11246 requires presidents of higher education institutions to meet certain equal employment responsibilities and prohibits recipients of Federal contracts from discriminating in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also calls for affirmative steps to attract more women and minority applicants for employment consideration. The guidelines reaffirm that goals and timetables are required as a part of affirmative action programs, make clear that quotas are not required or permitted, and describe in functional terms the difference between the two. Nothing in the affirmative action concept requires a university to employ or promote any faculty member who is less qualified than other applicants competing for that position. Affirmative action does require, however, that any standards or criteria that have had the effect of excluding women and minorities be eliminated unless such criteria are conditions of successful performance in the particular position involved. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.