Federal agencies in the U.S. tend to recruit people from colleges with relatively low black populations. That’s one of the obstacles hindering African-Americans in the federal workforce, according to a new study from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Among the other issues, according to the report:
- A lack of mentors and networking opportunities for senior management jobs.
- Laws and regulations that aren’t enforced.
- Unconscious biases and perceptions.
- A lack of training; for example, fewer opportunities to be an “acting supervisor.”
The report, and recommendations for addressing the obstacles, are here.