Affirmative-Action Program Still in Place, IRS Contends
Lambro, Donald, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The Internal Revenue Service told Congress yesterday that its affirmative-action employment policy remains in force while the agency works out new guidelines to overcome constitutional objections by the courts.
"The IRS has not terminated its affirmative-action program and, indeed, remains committed to doing everything permitted under law to achieve a diverse work force," an IRS official testified before the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee's civil service subcommittee.
Charles D. Fowler III, the director of the agency's Equal Employment and Oversight program, said portions of the agency's worker performance standards were suspended temporarily, "not …
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Publication information: Article title: Affirmative-Action Program Still in Place, IRS Contends. Contributors: Lambro, Donald - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 29, 1997. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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