ADVOCACY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DIVISION
The Commission concluded its
fair housing testing and outreach project in January, 1986. The project
included conducting housing audits and tests, and providing technical assistance,
educational workshops and outreach activities to the public and the real
The Commission's Contract Compliance
and State Government Affirmative Action responsibilities were being phased
out during fiscal year 1986. Senate File 2175 assigned contract compliance
to the new Office of Management and State Government Affirmative Action
to the Department of Personnel.
To provide various outreach
activities to the public continued to be the division's primary thrust for
the prevention of discrimination in Iowa. Chart 1 is a summary of the division's
outreach activities during FY 1986.
|FY 86||FY 85|
|Meetings and Projects||48||133|
Charts 2-5 are a summary of the inquiries received in FY 1986.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Private Employee||Citizen||Private Employer||Government Employee||Lawyer||*All Others|
In Chart 2, the type of caller
is the person or group who made the inquiry for information and consultation
on civil rights laws, or seeking intervention.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Employment||Public Accom.||Combination||Housing||Non-601A||*All Others|
Chart 3 illustrates the area
of discrimination about which the caller made inquiry. Non-601A area means
the inquiry did not involve a situation protected under the Iowa Civil Rights
|Total Inquiries||Total||Sex||Combination||Disability||Age||Race||Non-601A||*All Others|
Chart 4 illustrates the basis
of discrimination about which the caller made, inquiry e.g. a female employee
calling about pregnancy leave or an employer asking about age restrictions
on hiring. Non-601A basis means the inquiry did not involve a basis protected
under the Iowa Civil Rights Act.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Terms & Conditions||Termination||Pregnancy Leave||Pre-Employ. Inquiries||Unfair Treatment||Fail to Hire||*All Others|
Chart 5 illustrates the nature of the problem or situation about which the caller made inquiry.