Department of Civil Service affirmative action highlights from calendar year 1980, New York, January 26, 1981. The report includes the 1980 formation of the Committee for the Employment of Hispanics in New York State government.
Executive Order 40 (1976) established a New York State government-wide affirmative action mandate and required every state agency to draft a plan for the achievement of equal employment opportunities for ethnic minorities and women. The following year, in response to the same executive order, the Department of Civil Service established a Merit System Affirmative Action Office. In 1981, all state agencies were required to submit a report detailing their affirmative action plans, and how the plans had been fulfilled.
January 26 1981
New York State Archives, New York (State). Department of Civil Service. Merit System Affirmative Action Office. Subject, correspondence, and project files, 1974-1982. Series B0546-84, Box 1, Folder 1.
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