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ERIC Number: ED126417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-12
Pages: 7
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Strengthening the Fabric of Government: A Description of WOVEN (Women's Ohio Volunteer Employment Network).
Miller, Mary E.
WOVEN (Women's Ohio Volunteer Employment Network), is directed at changing the low representation of women in decision making positions in public service. Women comprise more than a third of the work force in the State of Ohio; yet they have typically held the low level, low paying jobs. A 1973 status report on women in State government revealed that women comprised 7.3% of the 1300 employees in pay ranges 33 and above ($16,000 per year or above). The percentage dropped quickly to .3% in the pay ranges 35 and above. Representation on boards and commissions was equally low. Yet, there is a reservoir of talented women in Ohio who are able and willing to enter public service. WOVEN is forming a network of individuals and organizations to facilitate recruitment of women for career positions in government and for appointments to boards and commissions. While providing Ohio government access to qualified women, WOVEN keeps women informed of available opportunities. Another thrust is aimed at the lack of recognition given volunteer work. While volunteer activity can provide development of skills in many fields, its value is rarely recognized by employers. WOVEN is examining how this experience can be translated into job-related credit. This program, directed toward the State of Ohio, could be a precedent for other major institutional employers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio