Tuesday, March 19, 2013

EEOC Report on Obstacles Faced by Black Federal Employees

EEOCThe EEOC has just issued its "African American Workgroup Report," which paints a picture of the many obstacles faced by black federal workers.  The report is organized around seven main obstacles, with background information and recommendations for each.  The obstacles:

  • Unconscious biases and perceptions about African Americans still play a significant role in employment decisions in the federal sector.
  • African Americans lack adequate mentoring and networking opportunities for higher level and management positions.
  • Insufficient training and development assignments perpetuate inequalities in skills and opportunities for African Americans.
  • Narrow recruitment methods negatively impact African Americans.
  • The perception of widespread inequality among African Americans in the federal workforce hinders their career advancement.
  • Educational requirements create obstacles for African Americans in the federal workforce.
  • EEO regulations and laws are not adequately followed by agencies and are not effectively enforced.

You can also read the Washington Post's take on the report here.



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