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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 14, 1978-Page 5.
Baker confirms Dec. affirmative action deadline

A three woman panel responsible for
negotiating and implementing the
recent affirmative action agreement
between the University and the Depar-
tment of Health Education and Welfare
(HEW) said Friday that the University
will meet the guidelines by December
31, 1978.
The women, Virginia Nordby, policy
coordinator for the University, Dr.
Gwen Baker, Director of Affirmative
Action and Dr. Daegelia Pena,
Associate Director for Affirmative Ac-
tion, detailed the five components of the
agreement and discussed problems in-
curred in monitoring and setting up Af-
firmative Action programs.
ACCORDING to Nordby, a team of
HEW investigators visited the campus
in December for a routine investiga-
tion. The Federal government was con-
sidering awarding the University a
research contract exceeding one
million dollars. Federal regulations
demand an investigation into the affir-
mative action program of organizations
receiving large contracts.
The five-person team met with

Baker, department chairmen, a
variety of deans, faculty and other
campus individuals and found the
University program lacking in the
areas of salary equity, tenure and
promotional programs and data moni-
toring systems.
HEW sent the University a letter
outlining the deficiencies. According to
Nordby, the deficiencies were found in
two areas - inadequate data and non-
compliance with projected goals.
developed proposed solutions-respon-
ses in all the areas the Civil Rights Of-
fice had found deficient," Nordby said.
"The agreement represents a mutual
understanding between the office of
Civil Rights and the University, in
which the University will be rectifying
its deficiencies."
The government research contract
was ultimately granted.
The University-HEW agreement lists
five general areas needing work. The
Office of Affirmative Action is in the
process of setting up programs to rec-
tify inequalities and deficiences
specified by the agreement.

programs, most of which are being
designed now. After computer
programming is finished, the Office of
Affirmative Action will be able to do an
analysis of specific departments and
their compliance with affirmative ac-
tion guidelines.
The Utilization Analysis Project in-
cludes the coinplilation of a profile of
the University work force, both instruc-
tional and non-instructional. Upon
completion of this task, the University
can "work to establish our goals regar-
ding people - minorities employed,"
and "be able to monitor the applicant
flow," Baker said.
The profile is supposed to show in
what areas minorities and women are
concentrated throughout the univer-
sity. It is designed to indicate exactly
what departments need to receive the
most effort in equalizing employment
A SALARY ANALYSIS for both in-
structional and non-instructional staff
will be conducted. The purpose is to
show any inequality in salaries of
minorities and women in specific
categories. "We are in better shape
providing equity for non-Instructional

staff than instructional staff." Baker
Everyone in a certain job
classification should be earning similar
salaries. If discrepancies are
discovered through the analysis, com-
pensation will be completed by Decem-
The agreement also provides for
reviews of tenure and promotions over
the past two years. If any
discrimination on the basis of sex or
race was involved in the denial of
tenure or granting of promotions, the
University will consider recommending
action by the Regents.
instances will not be guaranteed.
"Nothing will, be automatic," Baker
said. The University will consider the
particulars of eaph individual case.
The last area covered by the
agreement is a system of monitoring
affirmative action programs. At the
present time, the University does not
have a data system for this. All analysis
is done informally. The proposed
monitoring system should force com-
pliance with the affirmative action

By providing figures and statistics
for each department in the University,
the analysts will be able to establish
exactly where affirmative action
programs are deficient.
"IT'S LIKE LOOKING through a
New York telephone directory," said
Assistant Director of Affirmative Ac-
tion Daegelia Pena, of the difficulty in-
curred in developing a monitoring
system. "It's difficult to go through and
talk to everyone denied a promotion.
Ninety to one hundred people apply for
promotions and there are 1,000
variables for each individual. We're
trying to develop a program."
Pena is responsible for devising the
programs used to monitor affirmative
action at the University.
Baker explained that the agreement
negotiated in Chicago with HEW only

covers the area of sex and race
HER OFFICE also deals with
discrimination in other areas including
monitoring Title IX, the HEW
guidelines for non-discrimination on the:
basis of sex in ecucational institutions,
and biases against the handicapped.
"We could be visited at any time 6y~
HEW about our handicapped program
or Title IX," she warned. "We need jo
be concerned with complying with all pf
Baker stressed the need for action
and the shared responsibility implicit n
the HEW affirmative acti6n
"Anything that is going to help affir-
mative action become a reality on this
campus has to be planned by the people
who will be involved. We will be done by
December 31, 1978," she projected.

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punchcard, told Council in a report
that in county-wide elections, the city
can save money by having fewer pre-
cinct workers.
While the committee did not rec-
ommend a complete city-wide con-
version to the punchcard system, it
said that if Council chose a complete
overhaul they recommended a six to
eight month preparation period.
THEY ALSO recommended, unlike
Harrison's claim, that if the city uses
punchcard in general elections, an

hears punchcard
additional inspector should be aded tions anyway. "We're not going to W
to each precinct until the city has have punchcard voting in April," Fir
used to the punchcard system. Mayor Albert Wheeler said. "We of a
Generally, however, the commit- may be punching, but we won't have the
tee was against conversion to a punchcard voting." hol
punchcard system city-wide. John Monday night's meeting was also
Chamberlain warnedaCouncil that filled with jabs at the mayor and Th
switching to punchcards city-wide Council over the situation with sois
would be a waste of money if a better potholes. At the end of the meeting,sl
system is found in the next decade, the mayor said, "We're going to have call
Council agreed at last night's to seriously talk about what must be T
meeting to put off any decision, since done. There are some dangerous pot- day
any change to punchcard voting holes on a lot of streets and they're rep,
would not affect the upcoming elec- only going to get worse."

hen Councilman Ken Latta (D-
st Ward) inquired as to the nature
Northside disturbance last week,
mayor replied, "it was a pot-
ouncilmanRoger Bertoia (R-
ird Ward) came up with another
ution, "I get tired of potholes so I
Ithem street disruptions."
he mayorhad decided last Mon-
s not to seek a tax increase to
)air potholes because he said he
citizens would not support it.

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Canada asks payment for satellite debris


foreign minister said yesterday that his
government will ask the Soviet Union to
pay more than $1 million as the cost of
recovering radioactive debris from a
Russian nuclear satellite that fell on the
Canadian tundra.
External Affairs Secretary Donald
Jamieson also said the Canadians will
demand the United Nations adopt "a
stronger regime" to prevent space ac-
cidents such as the disintegration of the
satellite, Cosmos 954, on Jan. 24 over
sparsly populated northern Canada.
JAMIESON SAID Canada has of-
ficially concluded the radioactive metal
ep iemic
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Seifert acknowledged there is not
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the case is particularly serious. "We
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a patient can do is to admit defeat'
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important in avoiding any secondary
complications such as ear infections
or bronchial problems.

objects found in the Northwest
Territories were "indeed debris from a
Russian satellite" and has so informed
the Soviet Union and U.N. Secretary-
General Kurt Waldheim-the first steps
toward demands for compensation.
Since the spy satellite fell from orbit,
Canadian and U.S. scientific teams
have been searching a 50,000-square-
mile area for radioactive fragments.
Canada has recovered several pieces of
the satellite near and east of Great
Slave Lake. A few lightly radioactive
chunks were found Sunday near the In-
dian community of Snowdrift and were
being shipped to search headquarters
at Namao military base.
Jamieson told reporters after
meeting with Waldheim that Canada
has spent more than $1 million in the
search so far and the total probably will
be "substantially higher when the

exercise is conipleted."
CANADA'S CLAIM for reimbur-
sement would be the first test of an ob-
scure U.N. treaty that obligates a laun-
ching nation to pay the costs of locating
debris from manmade objects that fall
from orbit.
The Soviet Union, Canada and the
United States are parties to the pact,
the 1967 Agreement on the Rescue of
Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts
and the Return of Objects Launched in-
to Outer Space.
Article 5 reads in part: "A contrac-
ting party which has reason to believe
that a space object or its component
parts discovered in territory under its
jurisdiction . . . is of a hazardous or
deleterious nature may so notify the
launching authority, which shall im-
mediately take effective steps . . . to
eliminate possible danger of harm. Ex-

penses incurred in fulfilling obligations
to recover and return space objects or
its component parts . . . shall be borne
by the launching authority."
Jamieson said there appeared to be
no physical damage from the Cosmos'
fall. Its power source, the nuclear reac-
tor, has not been found.'
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