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ERIC Number: ED096587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 88
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Status of Women at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
Bernal, Ledia E.
As part of the overall equal employment program, the Federal Women's Program was established, and annually examines areas of possible discrimination against women in Federal service. This series of reports analyzes the following: (1) the job series most used by HEW's several agencies, showing proportions of women regularly employed against the reservoir of those occupations in the national labor force; (2) the possibility of job discrimination in HEW in five different job series. Results indicate that HEW employs 11 percent of all women in the Federal Government, and that the 77,680 women employed in HEW constitute 62 percent of all the employees in the department. Women employees are a majority in the various agencies within the department except for the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration. The low ratios in these areas can be justified because the jobs within these agencies are in scientific fields where women do not predominate. A study of employees in five job series in HEW concluded that the presence of women in these fields was more than adequate when compared to their availability in the labor force (except social workers). The report concludes that if women within HEW are to achieve further equality of employment, they must seek training in fields where they are currently under-represented. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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