OFCCP? You Must Be Joking…

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, part of the Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration,

administers and enforces three legal authorities that require equal employment opportunity: Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212.

As I have pointed out here many times, Executive Order 11246, signed by President Johnson Sept. 24, 1965, requires that everyone who contracts with the federal government

will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex or national origin [Emphasis Added].

O.K., Campers. Who among you will be the first to provide me with an example of the OFCCP ever disciplining any contractor, or would-be contractor, for racial preference policies that explicitly take race into account in hiring, assignment, or promotion?

If words mean anything (a doubtful proposition in our era, when many think “civil rights” means racial preference), all government contractors who refuse to take affirmative action to eradicate all their policies that treat employees or applicants with regard to their race are in violation of Executive Order 11246.

Has OFCCP, whose job it is to enforce that Order, ever noticed? I don’t think so.

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Say What? (2)

  1. The Constructivist May 13, 2006 at 3:21 am | | Reply

    Even as I write, “racial realist” proteges of Jensen and Rushton are posting comments over at Race v. Racialization II: IQthat the government ought to recognize racial differences in IQ. Care to wade in?

  2. John Rosenberg May 13, 2006 at 12:36 pm | | Reply

    re arguments that … the government ought to recognize racial differences in IQ:

    Of course, by not enforcing EO 11246 as written, the OFCCP encourages, or at least allows, all government contractors to “recognize racial differences” by preferential hiring, just as college admissions offices recognize and re-inforce “racial differences” by arguing that “diversity” is produced by race alone.

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