Interview with Nan Scott, December 4, 2018
Project: Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project
Interview SummaryNan Scott, a former employee of the TVA, begins the interview by recalling how she was hired at TVA. Scott's initial work in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is discussed. The dynamics of the TVA when Scott was initially hired in the late-1970s, in terms of employee diversity, are explored. Subsequently, Scott talks of her role in developing programs designed to increase female workforce participation in job sectors that were traditionally male-dominated. One program that Scott developed to accomplish this objective was a family daycare project to assist female construction workers at the TVA nuclear power plant construction sites with childcare to encourage more women to work in construction. Then, the interviewee briefly talks of her parents and their work at the TVA. Scott's work in implementing the Federal Women's Program is considered. Additionally, Scott articulates her involvement in the small business incubator project that was intended to stimulate the rural economy. The positive impacts of this program throughout the Tennessee Valley are considered. How other TVA agencies utilized the small business incubator for economic development is also mentioned. Then, Scott's work in TVA personnel is examined, including the rollout of the Hay Job Evaluation test and the inclusion of sexual harassment prevention programs at TVA University (TVA's employee training center). Scott also talks of how she helped in creating the TVA Weekend Academy, a program for local elementary school students to have access to TVA facilities and resources on weekends. The impact of this program upon the former students is contemplated. To conclude the interview, Scott shares her most impactful memories from working at the TVA.
Interview LC SubjectTennessee Valley Authority Tennessee Civil rights Women Job creation Economic development Children Education Rural
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Scott, Nan Interview by Philip Mummert. 04 Dec. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Scott, N. (2018, December 04). Interview by P. Mummert. Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Scott, Nan, interview by Philip Mummert. December 04, 2018, Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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