Civil Rights Forum, Volume 9, Number 3, Fall 1995

 Civil Rights Division Reaches Out to Agencies, Civil Rights Groups   The Civil Rights Division is reaching out to Federal agencies, to community, beneficiary, and recipient groups, and to others concerned with improving the enforcement of the civil rights laws covered by Executive Order 12250.    The Division's Coordination and Review Section has completed a first round of information exchange liaison meetings with each of 28 Federal funding agencies.  Assistant Attorney General Deval L. Patrick also has written to over 60 civil rights and other interested groups.  He requested their ideas for improving the enforcement of Title VI and related statutes covered by Executive Order 12250.  In addition, he sought their assistance in identifying civil rights problems and issues in criminal justice agencies for use by the Section as it develops a program of compliance reviews of Department of Justice recipients.    These outreach initiatives reflect Assistant Attorney General Patrick's approach to reinvigorating the enforcement of these statutes.  As he said at the May 5, 1995 all-agency meeting held by the Civil Rights Division: "We...seek to work together and to learn from your experiences.  We then hope to share your unique experiences with other agencies."    The first round of meetings with individual agencies provided a forum for sharing information on enforcement plans, activities, results, and needs.  They addressed questions such as:  What are the important policy and regulatory issues relevant to each agency's compliance program?  What are its training and technical assistance needs?  What are its experiences with interagency delegation agreements; are they useful, do they need revisions, should there be more?  What planning, data collection, and progress reporting formats are most useful, and least burdensome, in order to meet the requirements of the Executive Order?    The Section found these meetings highly productive and valuable as a source of information and recommendations.  One intriguing idea, which recommends the establishment of interagency working groups to advise and make recommendations to the Section regarding various Executive Order implementation and reporting issues, is under active consideration by the Division.    The Section, in many respects, is taking Executive Order 12250 "back to its roots."  The Executive Order requires consultation with affected agencies.  The early use of this consultation requirement resulted in the development by Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of uniform procedures for the investigation of employment discrimination complaints filed against recipients of Federal financial assistance.    Under these procedures, EEOC was given primary responsibility for conducting these investigations, thus eliminating the possibility of multiple investigations by each Federal agency providing assistance.  Federal grant agencies could then concentrate their civil rights resources on ensuring that federally assisted services were free of discrimination.    The Civil Rights Division is seeking to serve its "customers" in one unique additional way.  As reported in the last issue of the Civil Rights Forum, the Division has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP).  Under this agreement, the Section will conduct compliance reviews and investigate complaints of services discrimination against OJP and Community Oriented Policing Services program recipients.    These activities not only add to the resources available to ensure that Justice recipients do not discriminate, but they allow the Section to get hands-on experience in the investigation of services discrimination and experience first-hand the problems encountered by other agencies in investigating this kind of discrimination.  Ideally, this initiative can serve as a laboratory to test investigative and compliance techniques, among other things, that can be passed on to other agencies.    The Civil Rights Division's outreach initiatives adopt the concepts of the National Performance Review and take a page from private industry and the works of quality authority Dr. W. Edwards Deming.  They acknowledge that coordinating the efficient and effective enforcement of grant-related civil rights statutes is a customer-oriented task.  They also reflect that customers and stakeholders (including Federal grant agencies, grant recipients, program beneficiaries, and discrimination victims) are a valuable source of knowledge, experience, and assistance.    If you have ideas you believe would be useful, please write to: Merrily Friedlander, Chief, Coordination and Review Section, P.O. Box 66560, Washington, D.C.  200356560.      Justice Task Force Coordinates All-Agency Review of Affirmative Action Programs   A Department of Justice task force has been established to coordinate the full-scale evaluation of all Federal programs that use race, ethnicity, or gender in decisionmaking.  President Clinton ordered this review following the Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (reported in the Summer, 1995 issue).    The President instructed agency heads, in a directive dated July 19, 1995, to evaluate their programs in consultation with, and pursuant to, the overall direction of the Attorney General.   The President's directive mirrored his remarks on affirmative action delivered that day at the National Archives.  The directive also reflected the findings of the Report to the President of the Affirmative Action Review of Federal programs.  This study, which was ordered by the President in February, also was released by the White House on July 19th.  The President's directive reaffirmed that the Clinton Administration will "continue to support affirmative measures that promote opportunities in employment, education, and government contracting for Americans subject to discrimination or its continuing effects."  The directive stated that "[i]n every instance, we will seek reasonable ways to achieve the objectives of inclusion and antidiscrimination without specific reliance on group membership."  However, the President's directive also stated that "where our legitimate objectives cannot be achieved through such means, the Federal Government will continue to support lawful consideration of race, ethnicity, and gender under programs that are flexible, realistic, subject to reevaluation, and fair."  The President's directive established certain "policy principles" applicable to all programs that use race, ethnicity, or gender as a consideration to expand opportunity or provide benefits to members of groups that have suffered discrimination. These policy principles are that "any program must be eliminated or reformed if it: (a) creates a quota; (b) creates a preference for unqualified individuals; (c) creates reverse discrimination; or (d) continues even after its equal opportunity purposes have been achieved."  The Department of Justice task force is under the direction of Associate Attorney General John R. Schmidt.  It includes staff from the Office of the Associate Attorney General, the Civil Rights Division, the Civil Division, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Policy Development.    The scope of the governmentwide review being coordinated by the task force is broad.  Although Adarand involves the use of racial and ethnic criteria in the award of a government contract, it also applies to a variety of health, education, welfare, agricultural, and other programs where racial and ethnic criteria are used as a basis for decisionmaking.   Further, Adarand also applies to a variety of different uses of racial and ethnic criteria in government decisionmaking.  For example, it applies to "set-aside" programs and to programs that establish flexible goals for minority participation where racial or ethnic criteria are used to meet those goals.  It also applies to programs that are open to nonminorities but in which race or ethnicity is a factor that is considered in the decisionmaking process.       Beginning in mid-July, Justice officials met with the General Counsels of approximately 25 key agencies to discuss how best to organize and conduct the review.  They also answered questions regarding the guidance on Adarand issued by Justice's Office of Legal Counsel on June 28, 1995.  The agencies were asked to identify all of their affirmative action programs, including those that do not rely on race or ethnicity in decisionmaking and are not subject to Adarand.    Task force members worked closely with agencies to help guide the inquiry into whether programs are "narrowly tailored" to serve "compelling government interests" -- the two prongs of the "strict scrutiny" standard enunciated in Adarand.  The first stage of this review was completed in late August.    Justice then asked the agencies to direct their efforts particularly to the analysis required to determine whether programs are narrowly tailored.  Task force liaisons for each agency have been identified.  They are working with agency personnel on this next project, which already is underway in many agencies.    The task force also has undertaken a major effort to collect and index material relevant to the Adarand inquiry.  These materials include key legislative histories, disparity studies that have been commissioned by State and local governments to document the need for their affirmative action programs, and a collection of materials from government research components and private institutions.   Defense Suspends "Rule of Two" Procurements  The Department of Defense announced on October 23, 1995, that it is suspending its "rule of two" set-aside contract program for "small disadvantaged businesses" (SDB's).  This action is the first such significant move taken by an agency as a result of the ongoing governmentwide review of affirmative action programs underway following the Supreme Court's decision in Adarand v. Pena.    Under the rule of two program, Defense Department prime contracts are reserved for SDB's, which are primarily minority-owned, whenever two or more such firms are available and qualified to bid.  However, an SDB's bid cannot win if it is more than 10% above fair market price.  Use of the rule of two resulted in $1 billion in awards to SDB's last year.  Deputy Secretary of Defense John White said that suspension of the rule of two does not reflect any change in the Department of Defense's commitment to bring SDB's into the defense industrial base, and he has directed Defense officials to "redouble your efforts to achieve this objective."  Minority firms will retain some advantages under other affirmative action programs that are not affected by the suspension.    So Ordered...Court Cases of Note   Teachers's Intentional Sexual Abuse of Student Imputed to School District   A district court has held that a teacher's sexual molestation of a student may be imputed to a school district under Title IX, even though school district officials were unaware of the teacher's actions.    The court analyzed Title IX under the principles of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, rather than under Title VII, which would have led to a different result.  Finding that one of the core objectives of Title IX is to provide relief to young girls who are sexually abused by male teachers, the court held that intentional sexual abuse is imputed to school districts under strict liability principles.    The court noted that it was limiting its holding to sexual abuse; the rule of strict liability does not necessarily apply to other types of Title IX cases.  Leija v. Canutillo Independent School District 887 F. Supp. 947 (W.D. Tex. 1995).    Teachers and Administrators as Individuals May Be Liable for Student-to-Student Harassment    A district court has held that teachers and school administrators may be individually sued under Title IX because they failed to assist a student after she complained of being repeatedly insulted and assaulted by a male student.  The court ruled that the language of Title IX did not preclude actions against individuals, as long as those individuals exercised a sufficient level of control over the program or activity that received Federal funding.    The court further found that the individuals could be considered "recipients" of Federal financial assistance since they acted as agents for entities that received the funds.  Although the court imputed liability to the individuals, it nevertheless granted them qualified immunity because the case involved student-to- student harassment rather than sexual abuse by a teacher.  Mennone v. Gordon, 889 F. Supp. 53 (D. Conn. 1995).     Railway Company is a Recipient of Federal Financial Assistance    In a case brought under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Sixth Circuit has ruled that a railroad company (Conrail) that received Federal funds from a State under the Federal Aid Highways Act of 1944 is a recipient of Federal financial assistance.    Under an amendment to that statute, the Department of Transportation give funds to States to repair, replace, or alter railroad crossings for safety purposes.  The State in turn identifies crossings in need of repair, and contracts with the railroads that own the crossings for the work.  The State pays the railroads with the Federal assistance.  Conrail argued that it was not a recipient and that the funds were not assistance but, rather, were payment for services rendered.    The court held that Conrail was a recipient, even though it received funds indirectly through the State.   According to the court, the payments constituted assistance because Conrail was paid to make repairs and replacements that it eventually would have had to make with its own funds.  Additionally, on the facts of the case, the court determined that punitive damages were available under Section 504 for intentional discrimination.  The case is significant for Title VI because Section 504 is patterned after Title VI.  Moreno v. Consolidated Rail Corporation, No. 941231/1247, 1995 WL 507307 (6th Cir. August 29, 1995).     No Sovereign Immunity Under Title VI   The Ninth Circuit has overturned a dismissal of a Title VI complaint filed against a California State University.  The court held that a 1986 amendment to Title VI specifically waived State claims of sovereign immunity under the 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  The holding applies to any violations of Title VI occurring after October 21, 1986, the effective date of the Title VI amendment.  Seater v. California State University, No. 9365588, 1995 WL 72356 (9th Cir. February 22, 1995).      Education's Strategic Plan Emphasizes Partnership Approach    The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed a new partnership approach to problem-solving, which is proving useful in all areas of its compliance program.  The approach is demonstrating that the mutual goals of equity and excellence can be achieved in public education.    The partnership approach recognizes that Federal, State, and local education agencies, as well as parents and other interested parties, share a common goal of providing equal opportunity and access to high quality education.  Under the approach, OCR combines its expertise with the interest and knowledge of these partners and stakeholders to come up with effective solutions.   For example, in Calhoun County, Georgia, the school superintendent sought assistance to eliminate the longstanding practice of racial segregation in the district's classrooms.  OCR provided legal advice.  More importantly, OCR worked with the federally funded Southeastern Desegregation Assistance Center to provide advice and resources to parents, teachers, and administrators.  These efforts helped identify workable solutions to the district's problems with its ability grouping practices.    In Edmonds County, Washington, OCR intended to do a traditional compliance review following allegations of racial harassment at one high school.  Instead, a partnership developed, a long-term cooperative venture for solving racial and ethnic tensions in the entire district.    Edmonds County now has a plan in place that has strict rules for punishing harassment but also a curriculum that will address intergroup relations, intercultural communication, stereotyping, and peer mediation.  Teachers will be trained in teaching tolerance and student leaders will conduct equity workshops.  In the end, OCR saved time and resources, helped students and parents and, most importantly, developed a good working relationship with the school district for future cooperative activities.    In partnership with the State of Washington, OCR helped revise the Washington Administrative Code concerning support for children needing bilingual and special education.  These children previously could not have both services.    OCR has been working with the Georgia Department of Education regarding the underrepresentation of minority students in gifted programs statewide.  Georgia's placement criteria were based solely on IQ scores.  As a result, the Georgia State Board of Education voted to issue proposed changes to the criteria aimed at more inclusive identification of gifted students.    OCR reviewed a draft of a pamphlet on gender equity in athletics at the request of the Connecticut Department of Education.  It provided training on sex discrimination issues during two satellite broadcasts sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education.  It has been participating on Ohio's task force on prevention of sexual harassment.    OCR is also committed to sharing strong, educationally sound remedies with its partners.  This is essential if OCR is to help bring about positive change, impact on students' lives, and provide tangible assistance to the greatest number of potentially affected students.  OCR wants remedial action that makes injured parties whole again, that lessens the chance of future violations, and that sets a clear precedent for other parties.      Attorney General Promotes Alternative Dispute Resolution in Justice Cases    In April 1995, Attorney General Janet Reno signed an order establishing an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) initiative within the Department of Justice.  Formal ADR techniques include such methods as arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, and early neutral evaluation.  As the largest user of the Federal courts, the Justice Department is involved in about 170,000 civil justice matters each year.    The Attorney General's order requires each litigating division and the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys to establish criteria for identifying cases suitable for resolution through the use of formal ADR techniques.  The order established the position of Senior Counsel for Alternative Dispute Resolution, which the Attorney General filled on June 8, 1995, with the appointment of Peter R. Steenland, Jr., Chief of the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.    On July 12, 1995, Justice and the Administrative Conference of the United States jointly sponsored a conference on "Implementing the National Performance Review Recommendations on ADR."  The Conference is an independent nonpartisan agency dedicated to reforming the administrative processes by which the Federal government carries out the public's business.    The keynote address by the Attorney General emphasized that through the use of ADR, civil cases can be resolved more swiftly and at less cost to those involved.  Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman also addressed the conference, providing his perspective as the House of Representatives sponsor of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1990.  Attendees at the conference from throughout the government also benefited from panel discussions and participated in facilitated small group sessions on such topics as "Transforming the Litigation Culture" and "Overcoming Budgetary Constraints."    ADR has been used successfully by a number of agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, the Army Material Command, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Working with the U.S. Attorneys, Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division has used ADR to resolve many complex multiparty environmental and natural resources cases nationwide more quickly and at less expense than is possible through conventional litigation methods.  The Division's first significant use of ADR occurred in 1992, when a court-ordered mediator played a pivotal role in attempts to settle a Navajo-Hopi land dispute.    ADR as been adopted by many State and Federal court systems.  Many Federal court districts mandate consideration of a broad range of ADR processes, or require mediation or arbitration.  A number of courts have developed elaborate court-annexed and court-sponsored ADR programs, which draw upon a large base of volunteer mediators.    A Federal interagency pilot project has been undertaken to share "neutrals" among Federal agencies in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.  This project is providing a low cost option to agencies when they have no in-house mediators or when a party to a dispute with an agency questions the neutrality of a mediator employed by an agency.      Coordination and Review Joins the Net, the Internet!    Joining the Information Superhighway, the Coordination and Review Section has established a directory on the Justice Department's Internet Menu.  It is called "Grant Related Civil Rights Statutes."  This directory contains basic statutory, regulatory, and Executive Order 12250 material, as well as items of general interest.  Issues of the Civil Rights Forum will be posted in the near future.   "Grant Related Civil Rights Statutes" is a subdirectory of the Civil Rights Division's directory on the Department of Justice Internet menu.  Conceptually, it is similar to a directory on Wordperfect, i.e., Department of Justice is the parent directory, Civil Rights Division is a subdirectory, and "Grant Related Civil Rights Statutes" is a subdirectory in the Civil Rights Division directory.    There are two ways to access the Department of Justice Internet menu.  You can click to it on the Web or tab down to it and hit "enter" on the Gopher.  Here's how you access it using the Gopher and using the Web.    Access to the Department of Justice Internet Menu Using Gopher:    1.  Using Gopher client software, at the command line type  gopher gopher.usdoj.gov   2.  From the Library of Congress Gopher server (LC MARVEL), choose Government Information.  From the next menu, choose Federal Information Resources.  At the next menu, choose Information by Branch of Federal Government.  From the next menu, choose Executive Branch.  At the next menu, we are listed as Justice Department.  This list is also organized alphabetically.   3.  From any other Gopher server, choose Other Gopher Servers option.  From the Gopher Master list maintained by the University of Minnesota, choose North America.  From the next menu, choose USA.  At the next menu, choose All.  Our Gopher Server is listed as Department of Justice.  It is currently selection 367, but this number changes frequently.  The list is organized alphabetically.    4.  Once the user reaches the Department of Justice server, choose Civil Rights Division.  Then choose "Grant Related Civil Rights Statutes."   To reach the Department of Justice World Wide Web Home Page:    1.  Using Mosaic or Lynx, to connect directly to the Home Page, use the URL  http://www.usdoj.gov   2.  From the White House Home Page (http://www.whitehouse.gov), the Department of Justice Home page is accessible through the Executive Branch links.  The White House Home Page and Links are very popular and frequently busy.    3.  At the Department of Justice Home Page, click on Litigation Organizations.  On the next page, click on Civil Rights Division.  On the Civil Rights Division page, click on Civil Rights Gopher Information.  This will bring up the Gopher menu, which lists "Grant Related Civil Rights Statutes."   If you would like specific kinds of material posted or just want to give your comments, write (sorry no E-mail address yet): Andy Strojny, Acting Deputy Chief, Coordination and Review Section, P.O. Box 66560, Washington, D.C.  20035-6560.   Around the Agencies . . . . .   Labor Holds Sixth Annual Civil Rights Conference  The theme of the Department of Labor's Sixth Annual Civil Rights Conference, held in Washington, D.C. on July 19-21, 1995, was "Beyond Laws and Regulations."  The approximately 221 attendees represented 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Also attending were recipients of Labor's major financial assistance programs, including Employment Service, Unemployment Insurance, Job Training Partnership Act, and Job Corps.  The Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICES) worked in partnership with Labor's Directorate of Civil Rights to host the conference.   Twenty-one information and training workshops covered subjects such as addressing discrimination at the State level, program access (language and disability), mediation and alternative dispute resolution, innovative approaches to equal employment opportunity complaints and litigation, and compliance monitoring.  Representatives from the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division provided an overview of legal requirements and compliance program considerations with respect to Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.    The State of Florida's Department of Labor received the ICESA's William J. Harris Equal Opportunity Award (named for Labor's late civil rights director).  This award recognized the State's exemplary equal opportunity program achievements.  The State of Minnesota also received an award for innovation in coordinating diversity programs, with honorable mention certificates going to the States of Missouri and West Virginia.   New Section Chief at Justice  Merrily A. Friedlander has been named Chief of the Civil Rights Division's Coordination and Review Section by Assistant Attorney General Deval L. Patrick.  The Section coordinates the governmentwide enforcement of Title VI, Title IX, and related statutes under Executive Order 12250.    Ms. Friedlander, who has been at the Justice Department since 1985, previously served as Deputy Section Chief (Legal) and as Acting Section Chief of the Section.  Prior to coming to the Justice Department, Ms. Friedlander was the Chief Civil Rights Attorney in the Chicago regional office of the U.S. Department of Education.  She later served as General Counsel of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.         Civil Rights Directors: Agencies with Federally Assisted Programs  Agency for International Development   Ms. Jessalyn L. Pendarvis Director  Office of Equal Opportunity Programs  Agency for International Development  1612 North Kent Street  Suite 1108  Rosslyn, Virginia 22209  (703) 875-7292    Department of Agriculture   Mr. David Montoya  Director  Office of Civil Rights Enforcement  Department of Agriculture  326W Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building  14th & Independence Avenue, S.W.  Washington, D.C. 20250  (202) 720-5212    Department of Commerce   Mr. Courtland V. Cox, Acting Director  Office for Civil Rights  Department of Commerce  14th & Constitution Avenue, N.W.  Room 6010  Washington, D.C. 20230  (202) 482-3940    Corporation for National & Community Service   Ms. Nancy B. Voss  Director  Equal Opportunity Staff  Corporation for National & Community Service  1225 New York Avenue, N.W.  Room 7100  Washington, D.C. 20525  (202) 606-5000, Ext. 309   Department of Defense   Mr. Claiborne D. Haughton  Director Equal Opportunity Policy OUSD (P&R) Department of Defense  Room 3A272, Pentagon  Washington, D.C. 20301-4000  (703) 695-0105    Department of Education   Ms. Norma Cantu  Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  Department of Education  330 C Street, S.W.  Room 5000  Washington, D.C. 20202-1100  (202) 205-5413    Department of Energy   Ms. Corlis S. Moody  Director  Economic Impact & Diversity  Department of Energy  Room 5B110  Washington, D.C. 20585  (202) 586-8383    Environmental Protection Agency   Mr. Dan J. Rondeau  Director  Office of Civil Rights (1201)  Environmental Protection Agency  401 M Street, S.W.  Room W206  Washington, D.C. 20460  (202) 260-4575    Federal Emergency Management Agency  Ms. Adell Betts  Director Office of Equal Rights  Federal Emergency Management Agency  500 C Street, S.W.  Room 407  Washington, D.C. 20472  (202) 646-4122    General Services Administration   Ms. Yvonne T. Jones  Associate Administrator  Office of Equal Employment Opportunity  General Services Administration  18th & F Streets, N.W.  Room 5129  Washington, D.C. 20405  (202) 501-0767    Department of Health & Human Services  Mr. Dennis Hayashi  Director  Office for Civil Rights  Department of Health & Human Services  330 Independence Avenue, S.W.  Room 5400 Cohen Building  Washington, D.C. 20201  (202) 619-0403    Department of Housing & Urban Development   Ms. Elizabeth Julian  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Initiatives Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity  Department of Housing & Urban Development  451 7th Street, S.W.  Room 5100  Washington, D.C. 20410  (202) 708-4252    Institute of Museum Services  Ms. Diane B. Frankel  Director  Institute of Museum Services  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  Room 510  Washington, D.C. 20506  (202) 606-8536    Department of the Interior   Ms. E. Melodee Stith  Director Office for Equal Opportunity  Department of the Interior  1849 C Street, N.W.  Mail Stop 1324  Washington,D.C. 20240  (202) 208-5693    Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice  Ms. Inez Alfonzo-Lasso  Director  Office for Civil Rights  Office of Justice Programs  Department of Justice  633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.  Room 546C  Washington, D.C. 20531  (202) 616-3539    Department of Labor  Ms. Annabelle T. Lockhart  Director  Directorate of Civil Rights  Department of Labor  200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.  Room N4123  Washington, D.C. 20210  (202) 219-8927    National Aeronautics & Space Administration  Dr. Yvonne B. Freeman  Associate Administrator for Equal Opportunity Programs  National Aeronautics & Space Administration  300 E Street, S.W. Code E  Washington, D.C. 20546  (202) 358-2167    National Endowment for the Arts  Ms. Angelia Richardson  Director  Division of Civil Rights  National Endowment for the Arts  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  Room 812  Washington, D.C. 20506  (202) 682-5454    National Endowment for the Humanities   Mr. Juan Mestas  Deputy Chairman  National Endowment for the Humanities  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  Room 503  Washington, D.C. 20506  (202) 606-8273    National Science Foundation  Ms. Jean Riggs  Acting Coordinator  Office of Equal Opportunity  National Science Foundation  4201 Wilson Boulevard  Room 1080  Arlington, Virginia 22230  (703) 306-1020    Nuclear Regulatory Commission  Mr. Edward Tucker  Program Manager  Office of Civil Rights  Nuclear Regulatory Commission  11555 Rockville Pike  Room T2F14, Two White Flint North  Rockville, Maryland 20852  (301) 415-7382    Office of Personnel Management   Ms. Carol J. Okin  Associate Director for Merit Systems Oversight and Effectiveness Office of Personnel Management  1900 E Street, N.W.  Room 7494  Washington, D.C. 20415  (202) 606-1575    Small Business Administration   Ms. Carol L. Walker  Deputy Chief  Office of Civil Rights Compliance  Small Business Administration  409 Third Street, S.W.  Suite 6400  Washington, D.C. 20416  (202) 205-6751    Department of State   Mr. Thomas Jefferson, Jr.  Associate Director for Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights Department of State  2201 C Street, N.W.  Room 4216  Washington, D.C. 20520  (202) 647-9295    Tennessee Valley Authority   Mr. George H. Provost  Manager  Tennessee Valley Authority  20 East 11th Street  Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402  (615) 751-6269    Department of Transportation   Mr. Antonio J. Califa  Director  Departmental Office of Civil Rights  Office of the Secretary  Department of Transportation  400 7th Street, S.W.  Room 10215  Washington, D.C. 20590  (202) 366-4648    Department of the Treasury  Mr. Robert Previs  Director  Office of Personnel Policy  Department of the Treasury  1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  Treasury Annex Room 1464  Washington, D.C. 20220  (202) 622-1890    United States Information Agency  Ms. Hattie P. Baldwin  Director  Office of Civil Rights  United States Information Agency  301 4th Street, S.W.  Room 365  Washington, D.C. 20547  (202) 619-5151    Department of Veterans Affairs   Mr. Gerald K. Hinch  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity (06)  Department of Veterans Affairs  812 Vermont Avenue, N.W.  Washington, D.C. 20420  (202) 482-6701  
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