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Code of Federal Regulations Pertaining to ESA

Title 41  

Public Contracts and Property Management


Chapter 60  

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor



Part 60-50  

Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion or National Origin

41 CFR 60-50.1 - Purpose and scope.

  • Section Number: 60-50.1
  • Section Name: Purpose and scope.

    (a) The purpose of the provisions in this part is to set forth the 
interpretations and guidelines of the Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs regarding the implementation of Executive Order 
11246, as amended, for promoting and insuring equal employment 
opportunities for all persons employed or seeking employment with 
Government contractors and subcontractors or with contractors and 
subcontractors performing under federally assisted construction 
contracts, without regard to religion or national origin.
    (b) Members of various religious and ethnic groups, primarily but 
not exclusively of Eastern, Middle, and Southern European ancestry, such 
as Jews, Catholics, Italians, Greeks, and Slavic groups, continue to be 
excluded from executive, middle-management, and other job levels because 
of discrimination based upon their religion and/or national origin. 
These guidelines are
intended to remedy such unfair treatment.
    (c) These guidelines are also intended to clarify the obligations of 
employers with respect to accommodating to the religious observances and 
practices of employees and prospective employees.
    (d) The employment problems of blacks, Spanish-surnamed Americans, 
orientals, and American Indians are treated under Part 60-2 of this 
chapter and under other regulations and procedures implementing the 
requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended. Accordingly, the 
remedial provisions of Sec. 60-50.2(b) shall not be applicable to the 
employment problems of these groups.
    (e) Nothing contained in this Part 60-50 is intended to supersede or 
otherwise limit the exemption set forth in Sec. 60-1.5(a)(5) of this 
chapter for contracts with certain educational institutions.

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