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By Katherine C. Naff

To appear Like the USA is designed to give a contribution a special viewpoint to these drawn to the demanding situations provided to public quarter companies -- relatively within the federal quarter -- via an more and more various team. present projections are that the yankee team turns into increasingly more assorted over the subsequent decade, forcing employers to reply to genuine or perceived limitations to the participation and development of ladies and minorities of their organisations. This e-book presents a method for determining and taking steps to dismantle such limitations. It exhibits how empirical measures can determine the level to which such obstacles exist. The measures are utilized to a vast cross-section of the federal civil provider by using employment, concentration crew, and interview information, in addition to responses to surveys administered to consultant samples of federal staff. The research examines the implications that consequence while boundaries are left unaddressed, and concludes with an review of interventions that may be potent in dismantling limitations and selling actual participation.

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To make this comparison, OPM relies on the Current Population Survey for identifying the proportion of women and each ethnic group in the CLF. This survey is administered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and tabulated monthly. However, because these computations are based on only a sample of the population, separate counts cannot be provided for Asian Pacific Americans and Native Americans. These two groups represent very small segments of the overall workforce. S. Office of Personnel Management 1997).

An equitable level of Hispanic staff ensures [that] Hispanics get an equitable share of program benefits. As it stands now, we're getting short shrift any way you look at it" (quoted in Fernandez 1993, 54). It should be noted, however, that this kind of representative role has not been found for every group. Sally Selden (1997b) found that neither the presence of women nor of Native Americans had an effect on Farmers Home Administration eligibility determinations for women and Native Americans.

22. 22, or 22 percent. Despite GAO's insistence that this was a better approach to measuring the relative standing of women and people of color in the federal workforce, the EEOC was unconvinced. S. General Accounting Office 1993a). Similarly, David Nachmias and David Rosenbloom (1973) developed a Measure of Variation (MV) that compares the total number of observed 26 • Why Look Like America* differences within a group to the maximum number of possible differences. That is, it compares the total number of pairs of employees who are from different ethnic for gender) groups to the total number of possible pairs of employees from different ethnic (or gender) groups, yielding a number between 0 and 1.

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