H.R.3514 - Gender Bias Elimination Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 09/10/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Education and Labor; Science and Technology|
|Latest Action:||10/17/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: H.R.3514 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/10/2007)
Gender Bias Elimination Act of 2007 - Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Defense, and the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to separately host mandatory national meetings that educate members of review panels, university department chairs, and agency program officers about methods that minimize the effects of gender bias in evaluation. Requires that such meetings be held biennially for each major discipline.
Instructs such agencies to enforce the federal anti-discrimination laws at universities and other higher education institutions through regular compliance reviews and prompt and thorough investigation of discrimination complaints. Requires enforcement efforts to evaluate whether universities have engaged in any discrimination banned under such laws.
Requires the collection storage, and publication of specified grant data composite information.
Requires submission by each agency of specified reports on: (1) workshop content and attendance, along with data on the participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and (2) the impact of such program to reduce gender bias towards women engaged in research funded by the agency.