ERIC Number: ED107756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort--1974. Volume IV. To Provide Fiscal Assistance.
Cole, Ellerbe P.
Fourth of a series of six reports, this report evaluates the Civil Rights activities of the Office of Revenue Sharing (ORS) of the Department of the Treasury. It is based on a review of documents produced by that Office, interviews with federal officials, and an analysis of available literature. The stated purpose of this report is to determine how well the Office of Revenue Sharing has done its civil rights enforcement job, from its creation in January 1973 until October 1974. Highlights of the findings of this report include the following: ORS civil rights compliance program is found to have been fundamentally inadequate; abundant evidence indicates that discrimination in the employment practices and in the delivery of benefits of State and local Government programs is far reaching, often extending to activities funded by general revenue sharing; ORS has been one of the most poorly staffed and funded civil rights compliance programs in the federal government; ORS has not done what it could to make its civil rights compliance effort most effective; and, since general revenue sharing is not only a massive federal program but represents an important new form of federal assistance, it is necessary that the federal government enforce non discrimination in activities made possible by this assistance. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.