Stronger Compliance with Non-discrimination Regulations Urged

Suggestions on effecting stronger compliance with Federal non-discrimination regulations were put forth by officials representing 12 states at a conference of the President’s Committee on Government Contract Compliance which ended today. The conference was part of the Committee program to insure better compliance with the Federal contract clause forbidding discrimination by employers on government contracts.

Participating states included Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin. It was made known that the Committee previously met with officials of 19 organizations representing various veterans, labor, race relations, religious and social welfare groups. Delegations appeared in closed sessions to cite their experience in dealing with employment discrimination.

The Committee was established by President Truman by an Executive Order in 1951. It is concerned mainly with the operation of a government contract clause forbidding discrimination because of race, color, or creed.

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