Personnel Promotion System of the Post Office Department, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postal Operations

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Halaman 46 - ... to give and to act upon the results of any professionally developed ability test provided that such test, its administration or action upon the results is not designed, intended or used to discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Halaman 46 - Commission accordingly interprets 'professionally developed ability test' to mean a test which fairly measures the knowledge or skills required by the particular job or class of jobs which the applicant seeks, or which fairly affords the employer a chance to measure the applicant's ability to perform a particular job or class of jobs, (401 US 433 n.
Halaman 20 - ... but we estimate that there are now not fewer than 12,000,000 individuals buying these bonds on the pay-roll savings plan. I would say that the total number of War Savings bond owners would not now be less than 15,000,000 to 18,000,000. Mr. LUDLOW. Could you give us an estimate of the number of people who own the smallest denomination of bonds, those that cost $18.75, with a maturity value of $25. How many holders of those bonds are there? SALES OF 25 BONDS Mr. GRAVES. We can give you the figures...
Halaman 50 - ... job-related criteria. — The Commission views tests as only one component of the personnel system — no better or worse than the selection system of which they are a part. "It is quite possible to take a test that has been professionally developed in one situation and misuse it in another situation." The characteristics of a test, apart from the situation in which it is used, are not sufficient evidence on which to judge its quality. The Commission will not recommend any particular test, but...
Halaman 46 - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that an employer may give and act upon the results of "any professionally developed ability test provided that such test ... is not designed, intended or used to discriminate because of race . . ." (Sec. 703 (h)). The language of the statute and its legislative history make it clear that tests may not be used as a device to exclude prospective employees on the basis of race. The Commission accordingly interprets "professionally developed ability...
Halaman 19 - He was part of the generation that was too young for World War I and too old for World War II, the men left at home to carry the brunt of community work to buttress the war effort.
Halaman 46 - The Commission accordingly interprets "professionally developed ability test" to mean a test which fairly measures the knowledge or skills required by the particular job or class of jobs which the applicant seeks, or which fairly affords the employer a chance to measure the applicant's ability to perform a particular job or class of jobs. The fact that a test was prepared by an individual or organization claiming expertise in test preparation...
Halaman 46 - Employers have discovered that they may be inadvertently excluding qualified minority applicants through inappropriate testing procedures. Indeed such testing may discriminate in employment and promotion just as effectively as the once common "white only" sign. On the other hand, employers who use tests, but treat them as only one of several factors in the hire or promotion process, have found valuable employees in minority groups who would have been excluded if the tests were the sole and controlling...
Halaman 54 - Respondent has no rational basis for believing that employees and applicants who pass the test will make more successful employees than those who fail; conversely, Respondent has no rational basis for believing that employees and applicants who fail the tests would not make successful employees. Respondent's testing procedures, therefore, are not "professionally developed.
Halaman 23 - ... you very much, Mr. Walsh. Mr. Nix. Thank you very much. Mr. WALSH. Thank you. Mr. THOMAS. Thank you. Mr. Nix. The next witness is Mr. James P. Baker, president, Philadelphia Mutual Branch, National Alliance of Postal & Federal Employees. Mr. Baker, we want to thank you and express our appreciation for your having come here to give us the benefit of your testimony. You may proceed whenever you wish to. STATEMENT OF JAMES P. BAKER, PRESIDENT, PHILADELPHIA MUTUAL BRANCH, NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF POSTAL...

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