S.RES.511: A resolution establishing best business practices to fully utilize the potential of the United States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 7 (3 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced July 22, 2014
Latest Major Action July 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Encourages corporate, academic, and social entities to: (1) develop an internal rule modeled after a successful business practice, such as the Rooney Rule (requires every National Football League team with a coach or general manager opening to interview at least one minority candidate) or the RLJ Rule (encourages companies to voluntarily establish a best practices policy to identify minority candidates and vendors by implementing a plan to interview at least two qualified minority candidates for managerial openings at the director level and above and to interview two qualified minority businesses before approving a vendor contract) and, in accordance with title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adapt that rule to specifications that will best fit the procedures of the individual entity; and (2) institute the individualized Rooney Rule or RLJ Rule to ensure that the entity will always consider candidates from underrepresented populations before making a final decision when sear...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 22, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4714)