Final Report of the Panel

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December 9, 2016
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August 16, 2000
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January 8, 1954
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8 aan ary 1954 MT iORANTAJM FOR: Chairman., Panel on Career Service for Women SUBJECT: Final Report of the Panel objective suuay. i.,eLLerfl 01 CvnIInenaablvn the I3oardvs conclusionsb 24 The Board commends the Panel for its car a mg~thodical and ld The Panels Report was reviewed by the CIA Career Service Board at its meeting on 23 November 19530 The Board decided to take no action on the Report until each member of the Board had reviewed it in detail and had had an opportunity to formulate his comments. At its meeting cn ]4 January the CIA Career Service Board again reviewed the Report giving consideration to the comments of the members? It is the desire of the CIA Career Service Board that your group be apprised of ILLEGIB dAcopf4s will be placed in then Official trersonnel ng to that P nel pfd t t! rieri were th etims (o an Age pattern bt discrimination Approved For Rase 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-QiW6R000500190003-8 3Q The Board believes that the status of women in the Agency does not call for urgent corrective actio)butwrather for considered and deliberate improvement primarily through the education of supervisors,. Approved For Release 21IA-RDP80-01826R000500190003-8 Approved For Rele 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-018200500190003-8 The following comments are directed to the specific reconnendations contained in the Report. a,. he Agency regulations currently provide that., "The most competent persons shall be recruited,, selected and pro- moted an the basis of merit for positions at all levels? There shall be no discrimination regarding personnel because of fa.vor- 25X1A itism, marital status, sex,, race,, color, religion or external statement is not necessary, H , i pressure," (see CIA Regulation W ? Thus, a new policy ice b, The Board is recomrnendin that the Assistant Director for Personnel establish a procedure for reviewing recruitment requests which indicate q preference for male or for female personnel, The procedure will require supervisors who initi^te recruitment requests that state preferences for either sex,, to include with the request a justification for the preference in- dicated. The purpose is to remind supervisors of the Agency policy and to re^uire then to Znalyze the reasons for the require- ments rather than to discourage them from making indication of specific preferences or requirements where these are ws,rrantedo c,, The Board believes that individuals should he selected for positions on the basis of merit,, ordinarily without regard m2= Approved For Release 2000a84 : A=RDP80-01826R000500190003-8 Approved For Rel a 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-018 8000500190003-8 to sex,, but it must be recognized that sex may be a legitimate and necessary consideration, Women should be considered on the same basis as men for any and all vacancies,, provided the particular situation does not require one sex or the otherf, d0 A full-time counsellor for the Interim Assignment Branch is not believed necessaryv There area in the Personnel Office,. Placement Officers and Personnel Relations Officers, some of whom are women,, who are available in the same building to consult with personnel assigned to the Interim Assignment Branch? These individuals are full-time specialists and are fully nua.lified to deal with any personnel utilization or re- l?itions problem that may arise, e.. The appointment of a specialist in each major component to deal with problems of clerical personnel would tend to interfere with regular supervision, Any special attention needed by clerical personnel can best be provided in the process of day-by- day supervision. If the supervisor encounters special problems among his clerical personnel,, which he is unable to handles, he has direct access to specialists in the Personnel Office who will assist him with the solution of these problems. o3- S_E4 ~ Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-01826R000500190003-8 Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-01826R000500190003-8 *Noe fo It is present Agency policy that each supervisor provide continuing orientation for All personnel under his supervision. g, The AgencyQe career service po'Dtcies and procedures apply to all staff emplOes, inclurUng c1orioal personnelo Nothing should be said or written which would suggest otherwise. Office CAreer Service Boards should devote attention to career planning for clerical personnel as they would for professional personnel. Designating a p-irtieuljr Board member to give special attention to career planning for clerical personnel might be help- ful.9 but it is believed that this is a matter for the Office card cerned and not a subject for uniform Agency procedure, ho The Board agrees That a serteus need for supervisory training exists within the Agencyd To this ends, increasing emphasis is being placed upon training for supervisors at all levels in the organization. The pe1icy statement of the Deputy Director on this subject,, Ranted L January 19548 is attached for your inforr tiono I The Board recognizes the merit of the suggestions in paragraph III B and C of the Report Since the suggestions apply equally to men and women,, the Board will encourage the appropriate Agency components Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-01826R000500190003-8