Executive Order 10479

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Executive Order No. 10479 (18 FR 4899) is a directive by President Dwight Eisenhower that created the Government Contract Committee. Issued on August 13, 1953, the order sought to insure compliance with, and successful execution of, the equal employment opportunity program. Therefore, the United States Government enacted laws to guarantee equal employment opportunity to all employees, so that they receive fair and equitable treatment. The order directs that all qualified candidates seeking employment on government contracts or subcontracts will not be discriminated against due to their race, creed, color, or national origin.[1]

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy superseded the order with Executive Order 10925.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Executive Order 10479 of August 13, 1953, Establishing the Government Contract Committee, Code of Federal Regulations, title 3(1953). Print.
  2. ^ Executive Order 10925 of March 6, 1961, Establishing the President’s Committee on Equal Employment, Code of Federal Regulations, title 3 (1961). Print
  3. ^ "U.S Department of Labor - OFCCP - History EO 11246". dog.gov. U.S Government. Retrieved 30 April 2015.