March 23, 2023

Coalition urges probe of large federal contractor’s diversity efforts

A coalition of labor and civil rights groups is urging the Biden administration to investigate allegations of systemic racism and sexism against a large private contractor that provides call-center services for federal agencies.

In a letter to Labor Department officials and a report planned for release Tuesday,the NAACP, Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Strategic Organizing Center, a labor alliance, said they “found disturbing indicators of potential systemic racial and gender disparities” at Maximus, “one of the nation’s largest federal service contractors.” (The CWA includes the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, which represents some employees at The Washington Post.)

Read the full piece in the Washington Post.

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