A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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TITLE 5--ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
CHAPTER I--OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (Continued)
PART 720--AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS--Table of Contents
Subpart A--Principal Statutory Requirements
Sec. 720.101 Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program.
This section incorporates the statutory requirements for establishing and conducting an equal opportunity recruitment program consistent with law within the Federal civil service. The policy in 5 U.S.C. 7201(b) reads as follows: 'It is the policy of the United States to insure equal employment opportunities for employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The President shall use his existing authority to carry out this policy.'' 5 U.S.C. 7201(c) requires under regulations prescribed by the policy.'' 5 U.S.C. 7201(c) requires under regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management:
That each Executive agency conduct a continuing program for the recruitment of members of minorities for positions in the agency to carry out the [anti-discrimination] policy set forth in subsection (b) in a manner designed to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities in the various categories of civil service employment within the Federal service, with special efforts directed at recruiting in minority communities, in educational institutions, and from other sources from which minorities can be recruited; and
That the Office conduct a continuing program of
Assistance to agencies in carrying out programs under paragraph (1) of this subsection; and
Evaluation and oversight of such recruitment programs to determine their effectiveness in eliminating such minority under representation.''
This section and all implementing guidance shall be interpreted consistent with title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000c et seq.
[44 FR 22031, Apr. 13, 1979, as amended at 48 FR 193, Jan. 4, 1983]