ERIC Number: ED107754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort--1974. Volume I: To Regulate in the Public Interest.
This report evaluates the Civil Rights activities of five federal regulatory agencies. It is one of a series of six reports to be issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights describing the structure, mechanisms, and procedures used by the federal departments and agencies in their efforts to end discrimination against this nation's minority and female citizens. The purpose of these reports, it is stated, is not to criticize particular departments and agencies, but, after a careful analysis, to offer recommendations for the improvement of those programs which require change. Highlights of the findings of this report, as stated, include the following: the regulatory agencies are charged with overseeing significant sectors of the American economy in the public interest; with one exception, none of the agencies have acknoqledged responsibility for dealing with one of the most important components of their responsibilities--eliminating employment discrimination in the industries they regulate; the focus of efforts by two agencies to ensure non-discrimination in the services provided by the industries they regulate is primarily complaint oriented; and, in other civil rights impact areas, the regulatory agencies have been derelict in the pursuit of their public interest mandate. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.