The author presents a discussion of the increasing number of women and their importance in todays workforce. The trend of the 1950's and 1960's has continued and is growing as women become aware of the opportunities open to them. In transportation, the number of women entering the fields of civil engineering, urban planning, economics, and mathematics is increasing. In addition to the professional areas, an increasing number of women are entering non-traditional work roles such as highway maintenance work. If an employee or applicant is qualified for a position in a non-traditional area and the job is accurately portrayed to the individual, it becomes their decision, as an adult, to either accept or reject the opportunity. The author concludes that four important facts regarding women in transportation should be kept in mind: Women are seeking employment in non traditional areas with increasing frequency. Decisions on hiring and job assignments for non-traditional jobs should be based on the individuals' ability and interest. The side benefits produced as a results of an EEO program, should not be overlooked such as the highlighting of training needs. And, the sucess or failure of a EEO program rests with the perceived support of top and middle management by the first line supervisors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to AASHTO Administrative Sub-Committee on Personnel at AASHTO 63rd Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 31 to November 2, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Pack, R K
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM