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Christopher McCrudden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.001.0001

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Contract Compliance in the United States and Canada

Contract Compliance in the United States and Canada

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(p.131) 6 Contract Compliance in the United States and Canada
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Buying Social Justice
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Christopher McCrudden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0006

This chapter discusses the development of procurement linkage as a tool for tackling employment discrimination based on race, beginning in the United States during the Second World War, and continuing during the 1950s and 1960s, mutating into a mechanism for securing affirmative action. It traces the development of this approach up to the early 1990s. The expansion of this approach to cover other groups in the United States is then considered, in particular the use of procurement to encourage the development of access by disabled workers to information technology. The chapter also examines the development of a type of procurement linkage in Canada that mirrors that of the United States: schemes that link the award of government contracts with attempts to secure ‘employment equity’ in employment for various groups, referred to as ‘contract compliance’. It is shown how the International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted this contract compliance approach.

Keywords:   procurement linkage, employment discrimination, contract compliance, civil rights, affirmative action, disabled workers, employment equity, International Labour Organization

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