ERIC Number: ED118665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities and Women in Government: Practice Versus Promise.
Ericksen, Charles A., Ed.; And Others
In 1973, the Rhode Island Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights initiated a comprehensive project to review equal employment opportunity (EEO) in State and selected local government bodies in Rhode Island. In its project, the Advisory Committee examined employment practices and affirmative action efforts to recruit, hire, and promote minorities and women in State government and in the cities of Providence, East Providence, and Newport. Approximately 40 State and local officals were interviewed by Advisory Committee members and Commission staff. Data from Federal reports and other publications were collected and analyzed. These investigations culminated in open, public meetings held November 14-16, 1973, in the State House in Providence. Sixty-two persons, including Federal, State, and local officials and representatives of unions, community, civic, minority, and women's groups testified. At the meetings, the entire employment systems of the four governments were examined. This report summarizes the Advisory Committee's general findings and recommendations. It includes a summary of the Federal and State mandate for equal employment opportunity, a section on each government under review, and a summary of some alternative reforms for civil service systems. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island (Providence)