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Eisenhower’s Committee on Job Bias Received Few Complaints from Jews

Only eight complaints from Jews charging religious discrimination were received by the President’s Committee on Government Employment Policy during the period the period from May, 1956, to January, 1958, a government report disclosed today.

A comprehensive report by the committee failed to mention in any way the complaint made to it about the official government policy of exclusion of Jewish workers and military personnel from the U. S. air base leased from Saudi Arabia. But the committee took credit for an Air Force nondiscrimination policy in a training program.

The President’s Committee is urging the institution of training programs in the Federal departments and agencies to strengthen and supplement the non-discrimination policy of the Executive branch, according to the report.

The committee was established in January, 1955, by the President to advise and assist Federal agencies in eliminating employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

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