Executive Order 10925

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Executive Order 10925, signed by President John F. Kennedy on March 6, 1961, required government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin."[1] It established the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, which was chaired by then Vice President Lyndon Johnson.[2] Vice Chair and Secretary of Labor Arthur Goldberg was in charge of the Committee's operations.[2]

Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which went into effect a year later on July 2, 1965) and President Johnson's Executive Order 11246 (which was signed on September 24, 1965), the Committee's functions were divided between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (which in 1975 was renamed the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ wikisource – Executive Order No. 10925
  2. ^ a b http://shfg.org/shfg/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/4-MacLaury-design4-new_Layout-1.pdf
  3. ^ Golland, David Hamilton, Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011)

External links[edit]

  1. Full text of Executive Order 10925
  2. Text of Executive Order 11246