Joint Center Keynotes Blacks in Government Legislative Review Summit

On February 1, 2018, Joint Center President Spencer Overton presented the keynote address for the National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) Summit.

Spencer talked about automation in government and the impact on Black workers. Over 18 percent of the US federal workforce is African American. In light of automation, Black government workers should anticipate automation, take the initiative to be engaged in the transition and be prepared for changes.

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.