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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
 

Glass Ceiling Commission; Open Site Hearing

SUMMARY: Pursuant to title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 
1-2-166) and section 9 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
(Pub. L. 92-462, 5 U.S.C. app. II) a Notice of establishment of the 
Glass Ceiling Commission was published in the Federal Register on March 
30, 1992 (57 FR 10776). Pursuant to section 10(a) of FACA, this is to 
announce a public hearing of the Commission which is to take place on 
Friday, February 11, 1994. The purpose of the Commission is to, among 
other things, focus greater attention on the importance of eliminating 
artificial barriers to the advancement of minorities and women to 
management and decisionmaking positions in business. The Commission has 
the practical task of:
    (a) Conducting basic research into practices, policies, and manner 
in which management and decisionmaking positions in business are 
filled;
    (b) Conducting comparative research of businesses and industries in 
which minorities and women are promoted or are not promoted to 
management and decisionmaking positions; and
    (c) Recommending measures designed to enhance opportunities for and 
the elimination of artificial barriers to the advancement of minorities 
and women to management and decisionmaking positions.

    Time and place: The hearing will be held on Friday, February 11, 
1994 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Los Angeles County Board of 
Supervisors Hearing Room, room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of 
Administration, 500 West Temple Street, (Corner of Temple and 
Grand), Los Angeles, California 90012.
    Issues: Testimony should highlight successful initiatives and/or 
recommendations for addressing the areas discussed below. The 
Commission is especially interested in hearing about procedures, 
practices and systems that have been put in place to make sure that 
goals are achieved in work force diversity.
    Recruitment: What systems are in place to ensure that external 
recruiting for decisionmaking positions will produce a pool of 
applicants which provides opportunities for minorities and women? 
Similarly, does the process for considering promotion of current 
employees to decisionmaking positions ensure consideration of 
minorities and women?
    Developmental practices and credential building experiences: How 
are minorities and women ensured that they will be given the kinds 
of experiences that will make them competitive for decisionmaking 
positions, including not only advanced education, but also 
developmental assignments such as to corporate committees and task 
forces, special projects, etc.
    Accountability for equal employment opportunity 
responsibilities: How are senior level executives, line managers, 
and corporate decision makers held accountable for EEO 
responsibilities?
    Compensation systems: How is the total compensation package 
including bonuses, stock options and other incentives evaluated for 
fairness for minorities and women? How is the appraisal system/
performance rating system protected from subjective decisions which 
impact compensation? Do management and supervisory compensation 
systems depend upon or reward managers' achieving work force 
diversity goals, and, if so, how does that work?
    Placement patterns: What kind of monitoring is done to ensure 
that minorities and women are placed in the line positions that will 
provide better opportunity for promotion to decisionmaking 
positions?
    Testimony on successful initiatives may include discussion on 
the elements above and how other factors are combined to create a 
complete initiative resulting in the advancement of minorities and 
women.
    Agenda: The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
8 a.m.  Introduction of Commissioners
8:30 a.m.  Welcome by government officials
8:45 a.m.  Witnesses
12 Noon  Lunch break
1:30-4 p.m.  Witnesses
4:30 p.m.  Open microphone session
    Public participation: The hearing will be open to the public. 
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seats 
will be reserved for the media. Disabled individuals should contact 
the Commission no later than February 1, 1994, if special 
accommodations are needed.
    Individuals or organizations wishing to testify orally must 
provide written testimony or an executive summary of testimony in 
advance of the hearing. Send Twenty (20) copies, postmarked on or 
before January 25, 1994, to: Ms. Joyce D. Miller, Executive 
Director, Glass Ceiling Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., room S-2233, Washington, DC 20210.
    The written testimony must contain the following information:
    (1) The name, address, and telephone number of each person to 
appear;
    (2) The capacity in which the person will appear;
    (3) The approximate amount of time requested for presentation;
    (4) The issues that will be addressed.
    (5) Twenty (20) copies of testimony or executive summary. 
(Written material may be longer in length than oral comments.)
    As many people as time allows will be permitted to testify. The 
amount of time requested for each presentation will be reviewed in 
light of the number of persons or groups wishing to appear. To 
provide all interested parties an opportunity to present their 
views, the Glass Ceiling Commission may impose an appropriate time 
restriction for each presentation or limit presentations to only one 
person for an organization or group.
    A videotape may be made of the hearing, and minutes of the 
hearing will be taken.
    Materials submitted at this hearing should not be submitted at 
any subsequent Glass Ceiling Commission hearings.
    Those individuals or organizations wishing to submit written 
statements, but not testify orally, should send twenty (20) copies 
to Ms. Joyce D. Miller, Executive Director, Glass Ceiling 
Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
room S-2233, Washington, DC 20210. Written statements should be 
postmarked on or before January 25, 1994.

for further information contact: Ms. Joyce D. Miller, Executive 
Director, Glass Ceiling Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., room S-2233, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 219-
7342.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of December 1993.
Robert B. Reich,
Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 93-32081 Filed 12-30-93; 8:45 am]
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