NCORED was established to develop, review, and monitor programs of the Association with respect to issues of diversity and equity.
Authorization and Accountability
The National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (NCORED) promotes conditions which encourage respect for the diversity of cultures including equality of opportunity in all activities of the association. A particular focus is on those groups that have historically been subject to racism.
The National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity is an on-going Bylaws mandated committee.
Members, Terms and Criteria
The Committee shall be comprised of up to 7 members. The Board of Directors established the principle of representation of diverse racial and ethnic groups in accordance with the specification of groups identified under the Association’s Affirmative Action Program. Representation from each of these groups on NCORED is desirable.
The Chair of NCORED will be a person, from one of the diverse racial and/or ethnic groups, and who is the Board Secretary or another member of the NASW Board of Directors. The Chair shall be appointed for a two-year term. The membership of the Committee is not included in the affirmative action statistics to avoid distorting the data.
The National Committee on Minority Affairs (NCOMA) was established following five years of study and recommendations by the Task Force on Minority Concerns formed by the 1969 Delegate Assembly. NCOMA was mandated as a standing committee by the 1975 Delegate Assembly. In 1996, the Committee’s name was changed to the National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity with approval from the Delegate Assembly.
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