The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on September 15, 1971 · Page 52
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 52

Ogden, Utah
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
Page 52
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18 Og&n, Wednesday, September 15, 197.1 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Plan Assures Equal Opportunities The current Defense Depot! Ogden "Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Plan" has been in effect for just over a year and has proved generally beneficial in enabling the depot commander to comply with his goals and requirements. <Jack Fairclough, legal officer, has been appointed EEO officer for the depot. • -Goals and objectives are in general, to assure the equal and non-discriminatory treatment of all job applicants at DDO, irrespective of race, creed, color, sex or national origin. In addition, a major effort in the plan's operation is devoted to insuring the equal and fair treatment of all current DDO women and minority group employes and to assist in their upward mobility. PROGRESS NOTED -Some progress has undoubtedly been made and, as of June 30, minority group em- ployes constituted 9.43 par cent of the depot's svork force of 3,212. This compares favorably with the percentage of such persons in the Ogden Standard Metropolitan Area of 8.2 per cent. The DDO employment of blacks is 2.2L per cent as compared to their percentage in the Ogden area of 1.6 per cent, and for Spanish surn.amed . persons it is 6.07 per cent as opposed .to 5.7 per cent in the community. With respect to women, they Constitute 31.64 per cent of the DDO employment total. In the area of promotions the . depot is making progress in its assurance of equality of opportunity as figures show that minority group employes received 15.04 per cent of the DDO promotions in the past G months while women received 39.82 per cent. It is the duly of every em- ploye at Defense Depot Ogden to strive to eradicate all discrimination on the basis of its EEO affirmative action plan and program. DETAILED SYSTEM ^To assist minority group and female employes in protecting their rights against discrimination and to assure equality of treatment, the program and plan contain a Hiring Disadvantage^ Youth Finds Acceptance at Depot The Summer Hire Program, have been assigned. which was adopted by the Federal Government several years ago, as a means of employing disadvantaged youths in local communities, has been widely ufilized by the depot since that time. This year the summer hire youths have been performing various productive projects in re-warehousing of material, consolidation of locations, unit packaging of stock in storage, packaging and preservation of stock received from overseas returns, to name a few of tlte duties to which these youths (situations. It is interesting to !;now the different types of work backgrounds these young people have. To many, this is their first real experience with the working world. Others have had jobs before, but not with the government, and a few are returning to the program from last year. Even though the backgrounds and experiences vary, they have the ability to develop a'bond between themselves as they are placed in the same working AFFIRMATIVE ACTION — Jack Fairclough, seated, legal counsel and Equal Employment Opportunity officer, discusses the program with James Gillespie, a council member. detailed system for the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination. Basic to this is the naming at the local depot of EEO counselors who are required, when presented with an EEO complaint, to investigate and to counsel and assist the complainant in resolving any problem that might arise at the very lowest of lerals. Currently seven counselors have been appointed by the DDO commander and all have received depot as well as Civil Service Commission training in their duties and responsibilities. The counselors are James II. Gillespie and Beverley Petty, who are blacks; Archie Campos and Willie Valdez, who have Spanish surnames; Lucinda Morris, sn Indian;- Victor Sugihara, a Japanese and Donna Dabb, a woman Caucasian. Complinls are first received by the counselors and thus far all complaints haw been resolved on an informal and face to face basis. If the informal complaint cannot be resolved by the couneslor, the employe has a right to file a formal complaint. In this record no formal complaints have been received at DDO for several years. I THE FUNPt ACE TO SHOP f OR THE ENURE FflMILV CONGRATULAT/ONS AND A TRIBUTE TO ... DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN ON YOUR 30th ANNIVERSARY •^ SATISFACTION GUA^ftW£EOREPYACEMEN10R«dNEy,REFllNDE(l DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN on your 30th ANNIVERSARY UNIVERSAL SAFETY & FIRE EQUIP. 727 So, W. Temple, S.I.C., III. SERVING C/l A BETTER WAY TO RY , ST. LOUIS, AND 100 OTHER CSTiES a better way to ily S. flflAiN ST. SALT LAKE eiTY, UTAH DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN Century Lighting recognizes your ° n - ^ ^ on your 30TH ANNIVERSARY to CENTURY 259-31 st Street Ph. 621-1632 Walker Bankcard Featuring THOMAS Lidilim ° INDUSTRIES I 0 nnn 6 nrm UULS

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