2002 U.S. Office of Personnel Management Report
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(Web Posted 7/23/02 -- Adversity.Net 2002)

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Underhiring Whites and Overhiring Minorities

          The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal government's personnel department.  In April 2002 OPM released their annual report to Congress "Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program" which reports federal minority hiring statistics for the period October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000. 

          The report purports to illustrate the government's commitment to hiring what they define as "historically disadvantaged minorities".

          In reality, the report clearly shows that the government has hired a far higher percentage of minorities relative to their actual numbers in the civilian work force.

          A few selected highlights of the OPM report convey the extent to which whites and especially white males have been barred from equal treatment by Uncle Sam:  

Detailed Statistics by Race and Agency:

1. Blacks
2. Hispanics
3. Asian-Pacific Islanders
4. Native Americans
5. Women
6. Definitions, Computations
  • OPM boasts that this report "...shows that the Federal Government continues to be a leader in employing minorities.  Despite an overall decline in the Federal workforce, the representation of minorities increased..."  
  • The OPM report shows that on average the entire federal goverment OVER hired blacks at a rate of 57.1% more than their proportion in what OPM calls the Relevant Civilian Work Force.
  • At the EEOC, blacks represent 46.4% of the workforce vs. 6.4% in the Relevant Civilian Work Force.  This is 625.0% higher than the agency's racial quota (affirmative action target) of 6.4% for blacks.
  • At the General Services Administration, blacks account for 28.3% of the agency workforce vs. 7.2% in the Relevant Civilian Work Force.   This is 293.0% higher than the agency's racial quota (affirmative action target) of 7.2% for blacks.
  • Not surprisingly, OPM itself -- which prepared this report -- has a workforce comprised of 29.0% blacks vs. their level in the Relevant Civilian Work Force of 7.5%.  This is 286.7% higher than the agency's racial quota (affirmative action target) of 7.5% for blacks.
  • Federal downsizing continues to result in a disparate impact on white males in federal employment:  The OPM report prominently boasts that the proportion of federal minority employees actually continued to increase during recent downsizing actions which means that the proportion of white males continued to decrease.   This has long been a point of contention among employees of such agencies such as GAO which has aggressively pursued a course of "forced retirement" among older white male employees which results in correspondingly higher ratios of minority employees.

Download the entire 54 page report with charts and graphs in Acrobat PDF format:

http:/www.adversity.net/fed_stats/OPM/opmreport_1999-2000.pdf
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