The Governor's Executive Committee on Affirmative Action Agenda, including Hispanic concerns, New York, July 23, 1980. Assemblyman Angelo Del Toro of the 72nd district addressed the committee about his concerns that the qualifications on Civil Service exams did not adequately address the experience of Latinos who may not have completed high school, but possess valuable job-related skills.
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.
July 23 1980
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 15.
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