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NCJ Number: 64967 Find in a Library
Title: CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATISTICS - REPORT NO 12 AS OF SEPTEMBER 31, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STATUS OF THE CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED IN THIS SEMIANNUAL REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 1979.
Abstract: THE POLICY OF THE YOUTH AUTHORITY IS TO ENCOURAGE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ATTEMPTS TO CORRECT DISCRIMINATION BY RECRIMINATION BY RECRUITING, EMPLOYING, AND PROMOTING QUALIFIED MEMBERS OF GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED BY PAST PERSONNEL PRACTICES. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE RIGHT OF ALL PERSONS TO BE ACCORDED FULL CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, RETENTION, AND ADVANCEMENT ON THE BASIS OF MERIT. IN STRIVING TO ATTAIN A BALANCED WORK FORCE THROUGH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, THE YOUTH AUTHORITY EMPLOYS GOALS RATHER THAN QUOTAS. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATISTICS FOR THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1979, SHOWED A 1.5-PERCENT GAIN IN THE PROPORTION OF MINORITIES AMONG TOTAL YOUTH AUTHORITY PERSONNEL. A 1.1 PERCENTAGE POINT INCREASE FOR WOMEN OCCURRED. TOTAL PERSONNEL INCLUDED 1,688 MINORITIES, OR 35.2 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WORK FORCE. THE YOUTH AUTHORITY'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GOAL FOR MINORITY PERSONNEL WAS 36.8 PERCENT OF THE WORK FORCE; THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GOAL FOR WOMEN WAS 36.3 PERCENT. THE FOLLOWING DATA ON STAFFING BY ETHNIC GROUP WERE RECORDED: BLACK, 17.9 PERCENT OF THE WORK FORCE; SPANISH-SURNAMED, 13 PERCENT; ASIAN, 2.5 PERCENT; NATIVE AMERICAN, 0.3 PERCENT; FILIPINO, 0.6 PERCENT; AND OTHER MINORITIES, 1 PERCENT. BLACKS AND NATIVE AMERICANS WERE BELOW THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GOALS, BUT ALL OTHER MINORITIES WERE ABOVE. TABULAR DATA SHOW YOUTH AUTHORITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TRENDS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF FACILITY PERSONNEL, PAROLE REGION PERSONNEL, HEADQUARTERS PERSONNEL, AND OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORIES. YOUTH AUTHORITY PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATIONS ARE NOTED IN AN APPENDIX. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Affirmative action programs; American Indians; Asian Americans; Black/African Americans; California; Equal opportunity employment; Females; Hispanic Americans; Minority recruitment; Personnel selection; Youth (Under 15); Youth employment
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