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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 014. November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1341.

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. (November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977). National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 014. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1341

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Title National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference
Creator
  • National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Publisher National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Date November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
  • Washington, D. C.
Genre
  • pamphlets
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  • Text
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 014
Transcript 12 EMPLOYMENT The President and Congress should support a policy of full employment so that all women who are able and willing to work may do so. The President should direct the vigorous and expeditious enforcement of all laws, executive orders and regulations prohibiting discrimination in employment, including discrimination in apprenticeship and construction. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should receive the necessary funding and staff to process complaints and to carry out its duties speedily and effectively. All enforcement agencies should follow the guidelines of the EEOC, which should be expanded to cover discrimination in job evaluation systems. These systems should be examined with the aim of eliminating biases that attach a low wage rate to "traditional" women's jobs. Federal legislation to provide equal pay for work of equal value should be enacted. Congress should repeal the last sentence of Sec. 703(h) of Title VII, Civil Rights Act (1964) which limits enforcement of that law by incorporating the more restrictive standards of the Equal Pay Act. As the largest single employer of women in the nation, the President should require all Federal agencies to establish goals and timetables which require equitable representation of women at all management levels, and appropriate sanctions should be levied against heads of agencies that fail to demonstrate a "good faith" effort in achieving these goals and timetables. The Civil Service Commission should require all Federal agencies to establish developmental and other programs in consonance with upward mobility and merit promotion principles to facilitate the movement of women from clerical to technical and professional series, and make all Federal women employees in Grades (GS) 11 through 15 eligible for managerial positions. Agencies and organizations responsible for apprenticeship programs should be required to establish affirmative action goals and timetables for women of all racial and ethnic origins to enter into "non-traditional" training programs. Federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment should be extended to include the legislative branch of the Federal government. In addition to the Federal government, State and local governments, public and private institutions, busi-
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