Army Regulation 600-23

16 January 1970

Effective date: 15 March 1970

UNCLASSIFIED

Personnel—General

Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs



SUMMARY of CHANGE

AR 600-23
Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs

This is a transitional reprint of this publication which places it in the new UPDATE format. Any previously published permanent numbered changes have been incorporated into the text.

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1. Purpose

a. This regulation establishes responsibility and reporting procedures for implementation of the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241).

b. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The law further requires that rules, regulations, or orders of general applicability be approved by the President before they become effective.

2. Applicability

Except for the Office of Civil Defense, this regulation applies to all Department of the Army agencies, activities and Department officials involved in the development and implementation of programs receiving Federal financial assistance as defined herein. By memorandum of the Secretary of the Army of 8 April 1965, the Director of Civil Defense is designated as the responsible Department official for the programs. He has implemented DoD Directive 5500.11 as it pertains to programs administered by him.

3. Responsibility

The following are designated "responsible department officials" and will implement DODD 5500.11 and DoD Instruction 7730.38 as they pertain to the programs indicated:

a. The President, National Board for Promotion of Rifle Practice--The National Program for Promotion of Rifle Practice.

b. The Chief of Research and Development--research grants and contracts with nonprofit institutions of higher education utilizing equipment purchased under authority of Public Law 85.934 (42 U.S.C. 1892).

c. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel--the National Defense Cadet Corps Program.

d. The Chief of Engineers--Army Corps of Engineers civil works programs and activities.

e. The Chief, National Guard Bureau--Army National Guard.

f. The Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command--the donation of surplus/obsolete Army uniforms and combat items to veterans' organizations, soldiers monument associations, museums and incorporated municipalities.

g. Each Army official not referred to above who is authorized to approve financial assistance for programs of the types covered by DoD Directive 5500.11 (incl 1 of DODD 5500.11) is designated the "responsible department official" for programs receiving financial assistance within his approval authority.

4. Assurances required

(para VI, DODD 5500.11) The responsible department officials designated in paragraph 3 will require action to secure and retain assurances of compliance with DoD Directive 5500.11.
Below is an example of Assurance Compliance with the Department of Defense DIrective Under TitleVI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.




Figure 1. Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Defense Directive Under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


5. Decisions and notices

(para XI, DODD 5500.11 )

a. Decisions by responsible department officials that require the approval of the Secretary of Defense will be forwarded direct to The Judge Advocate General for review, staffing, and forwarding to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).

b. Other decisions which do not require Department of Defense action will be referred to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, ATTN: SARD, and The Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army, Washington DC 20310, for information.

6. Status Report on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, RCS DD-M(Q) 756

a. Responsible department officials will prepare the quarterly report in accordance with procedures contained in DoD Instruction 7730.38. Department of Justice Form CVR-40 will be reproduced locally on 10½ x 8 inch paper. Reports will be prepared to reach the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, ATTN: SARD, Department of the Army, Washington DC 20310, not later than 5 days after the end of the quarter covered.

b. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel will prepare a consolidated report for submission to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) to meet Department of Justice requirements. For purposes of efficiency and economy, programs administered by the Director of Civil Defense listed in inclosure 1 of DODD 5500.11 are included in the consolidated Department of the Army report.

7. Identification of additional programs

a. Department of the Army programs subject to the provisions are listed in inclosure 1 of DoD Directive 5500.11 .

b. Each responsible department official will forward additional programs that he determines to come within the intent of DoD Directive 5500.11 through command channels to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, ATTN: SARD, Department of the Army, Washington, DC 20310, for publication in the Federal Register and subsequent inclusion in the Department of Defense Directive.