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Subject files concerning Governor's Task Force on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women in New York State Government

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Task Force on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women in New York State Government was established by Governor Malcolm Wilson in 1973. Its recommendations, published in an August 1974 report, resulted in the Governor's Executive Order Number 11 (September 24, 1974) establishing state agency guidelines to promote recruitment, training, and advancement of women in state government. These background and research files include materials directly related to Task Force activities as well as general background materials on employment discrimination against women.
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2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1967-197
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1973-1974)
Series Number:
B1218

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Arranged by subject or record type (e.g. Women's Unit; clippings and publications; etc.).

Administrative History

The Task Force on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women in New York State Government was established by Governor Malcolm Wilson in 1973. The Task Force was chaired by Rhea Eckel Clark, Director of the New York State Office for the Aging. Its recommendations, published in an August 1974 report, resulted in the Governor's Executive Order Number 11 (September 24, 1974) establishing state agency guidelines to promote recruitment, training, and advancement of women in state government.

Scope and Content Note

These background and research files were kept by Lois Wilson, a Deputy Secretary to the Governor, in carrying out her duties as a member of the Task Force. The files include materials directly related to Task Force activities as well as general background materials on employment discrimination against women.

The series contains: rough data on the number and percentage of males and females in various job categories; annotated texts of statements made and background materials for a seminar held for agency liaisons to the Task Force; material concerning a meeting (December 4, 1974) of a planning committee on equal opportunity for women in local government, including lists of local government representatives invited and attending, and background material; Department of Civil Service annual reports on occupations, job status, and ethnic characteristics of the state workforce; affirmative action plans developed by the equal opportunity offices of several agencies; publications and information from the Project on the Status and Education of Women (established by the Association of American Colleges in 1971); newsletters and fact sheets from the Women's Unit, established in the Governor's Office in 1967; correspondence, minutes, and a 1971 interim report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Rights (established by executive order in 1968); International Women's Year (1975) publicity materials, press releases, clippings, and correspondence; press releases, correspondence, and other information concerning Executive Order Number 11 regarding equal opportunity for women; draft and final copies of the August 1974 Task Force interim report;

and clippings, publications, regulations, and laws regarding women, the status of women in work and society in general, and equal opportunity for women and other minorities.

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