192. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Equal Employment Opportunity (Pinckney) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (Moose)1

SUBJECT

  • Ten-Year Review of Minority and Women FSO’s

We are frequently asked for ten-year reports on minority and female employment—progress is measured by many in terms of a decade since the Civil Rights Act of 1964,2 a decade since Executive Order [Page 766] 11375,3 etc. Attached are statistical views on minority and women FSO’s only 1967–76. Neither report can make us proud—except that recruitment of women for entry at junior levels has been somewhat effective. The “swell” of minorities at the middle level is probably due to laterals from the FSR/JO program while the paucity of minorities at the junior level reflects (contrary to women) a failure of intake via the exam process. These reports are, in my mind, a dramatic picture of the work ahead for the Department.

Attachment 1

Table Prepared in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity4

WOMEN FSO’S BY GRADE/LEVEL: 10-YEAR STUDY (PERCENT OF TOTAL EMPLOYMENT)

Grade 3/67 3/68 9/69 3/70 3/71 3/72 3/73 3/74 3/75 12/76 10-Year Diff
Senior Level
CA
CM 3.2 3.3 1.9 1.9 2.6 4.7 8.3 2.5 + 2.5
FSO–1 1.4 1.6 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.8 2.2 2.7 2.7 3.2 + 1.8
–2 2.3 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.6 + 0.3
Total 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.5 2.8 2.9 + 1.1
Middle Level
FSO–3 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.6 5.2 5.1 5.5 + 0.6
–4 11.0 8.6 7.8 7.1 6.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 6.0 6.6 − 4.4
–5 5.4 4.8 3.5 3.2 3.5 4.8 10.1 10.6 13.9 13.6 + 8.2
Total 7.2 6.0 5.2 4.7 4.7 4.8 6.6 7.0 8.2 8.3 + 1.1
Junior Level
FSO–6 3.6 5.6 7.7 7.8 7.2 10.9 11.2 13.0 13.9 16.5 + 12.9
–7 8.6 9.0 11.0 8.6 8.2 5.6 11.4 13.1 20.4 19.1 + 10.5
–8 10.1 15.2 11.1 14.3 12.9 12.5 25.0 31.5 28.8 21.2 + 11.1
Total 6.4 7.9 8.8 8.4 7.9 9.2 12.0 14.6 18.1 18.1 + 11.7
TOTAL 5.8 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.9 6.6 7.6 8.7 9.3 + 3.5
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Attachment 2

Table Prepared in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity5

MINORITY FSO’S BY GRADE/LEVEL: 10-YEAR STUDY 6 (PERCENT OF TOTAL EMPLOYMENT)

GRADE 11/67 11/69 11/70 11/71 11/72 11/73 11/74 12/75 12/76 10-Year Diff
Senior Level
CA
CM 1.9 2.0 2.3 4.3 2.2 2.5 + 2.5
FSO–1 0.6 1.7 2.1 2.2 1.4 1.1 2.2 2.2 1.9 + 1.3
–2 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.8 2.2 3.0 2.6 3.0 3.3 + 2.4
Total 0.7 1.3 1.5 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.6 2.6 + 1.9
Middle Level
FSO–3 1.8 2.7 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.4 2.7 2.8 + 1.0
–4 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.4 3.2 + 1.0
–5 0.9 1.1 1.5 1.9 3.0 5.6 8.2 9.1 10.8 + 9.9
Total 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.9 3.8 4.8 5.0 5.3 + 3.6
Junior Level
FSO–6 0.9 2.5 3.2 3.2 7.7 6.7 6.4 4.6 5.9 + 5.0
–7 0.8 3.2 3.1 4.4 4.5 2.8 2.3 2.3 0.4 − 0.4
–8 0.9 9.4 6.5 12.9 6.3 1.1 − 0.9
Total 0.9 3.0 3.3 4.2 6.8 5.0 4.1 3.2 3.0 + 2.1
TOTAL 1.3 2.1 2.3 2.6 3.4 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.3 + 3.0
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1977–1978, Box 3, Chron June 1977. No classification marking. A copy was sent to Laise.
  2. P.L. 88–352.
  3. E.O. 11375, signed by President Johnson on October 13, 1967, banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in Federal employment and in employment of Federal contractors.
  4. No classification marking. Source: PER Summary of Employment (excluding non-career Chiefs of Mission).
  5. No classification marking. Source: PER Summary of Employment (excluding non-career Chiefs of Mission).
  6. No minority statistics are available for 1968. [Footnote is in the original.]