ERIC Number: ED109291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort--1974. Volume 5: To Eliminate Employment Discrimination.
Adams, Whitney; And Others
This report evaluates the Civil Rights activities of four federal agencies considered to have major responsibilities for ensuring equal employment opportunity. It is the fifth of a series of seven 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. Among the general findings and conclusions of the report are the following. It is held that the federal effort to end employment discrimination has not been equal to the task; that there is no one person, agency, or institution which can speak for the federal government in this important area; existing civil rights laws were weakened as a result of political compromises and do not provide an adequate framework within which federal agencies can operate; that the diffusion of authority for enforcement of equal employment mandates is one of the key reasons for failure of the government to mount a coherent attack on employment discrimination; and that efforts to coordinate the overall federal effort have been most discouraging. Specific findings are detailed in a section categorized according to department. An addendum to the main report focuses on the response of the Department of Labor to the contents of the report and the comments of the Commission on Civil Rights to that response. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.