ERIC Number: ED239383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Balancing RIF & Affirmative Action: A Guidebook for Administrators. Draft.
Ruzicka, Pat; Berard, Barbara, Ed.
The result of two seminars bringing together educators to discuss the "often conflicting requirements of affirmative action and reductions in force" (RIF), this booklet is intended to provide practical insights and suggestions on meeting affirmative action goals "in situations characterized by staff and program cutbacks." Chapter 1 describes briefly the reasons for affirmative action and RIF's, the booklet's rationale, and the sources of the booklet's information. Chapter 2 examines eight problem areas (administrative concerns, program concerns, employee performance/competence, collective bargaining, hiring practices, legal context, economic context, and community/attitudes/awareness) and offers potential solutions for each one. Chapter 3 provides practical tips for administrators on how to effectively support affirmative action efforts even when faced with staff and program cutbacks. The authors' advice includes keeping abreast of new developments, developing support groups and networks, maintaining policy and procedure guidelines, knowing community needs and views, practicing effective communication, managing more effectively, and improving personal effectiveness. Chapter 4 contains information on policies and procedures. The booklet concludes with three appendixes, including a civil rights background summary, a list of seminar participants, and sample seminar worksheets. (JBM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Guidelines, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Problem Solving, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Equal Educational Opportunity Program.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for Sex Equity.