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What We Do
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Equal Employment Opportunity

Ensuring equal access for our employees and contractors and compliance with employment policy, laws and regulations

  • Investigate workforce claims of discrimination and harassment – Report Harassment and Discrimination 
  • Monitor all personnel actions such as recruitments, promotions, and separations for Adverse Impact 
  • Ensure legal and policy compliance with Civil Rights laws such as ADA Title I and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Affirmative Action

Correcting past discrimination and achieving a diverse representative workforce

  • Affirmative Action Plan
  • Using workforce data to identify problem areas
  • Setting employment goals based on population data of incumbents vs. availability
  • Applying corrective “good faith” action programs
  • Promoting diversity in our suppliers and vendors

Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a productive and inclusive workforce at DHS

  • Promoting diversity and inclusion in decision making throughout the agency. Learn more about the P.A.U.S.E. model
  • Advocating for diverse and inclusive leadership
  • Conflict resolution and intercultural communication
  • Recruitment, promotion, and retention of staff who are representative of the people we serve
  • Coordinating diversity training and development and continuous learning
  • Strategic planning and provisioning of diversity and inclusion
  • Developing metrics for diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes

Service Equity

Securing equal access and outcomes for our clients through our programs and policies

  • Universal and equal access to our services for all clients
  • Monitoring compliance with state, federal, and legal requirements for services to underserved populations
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Implementing strategies to close gaps in our services or outcomes
  • Reporting metrics that measure our success in providing equal access to services
  • Working with the Governor’s Advocacy Office on client complaints and programs
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