The DHS Diversity Development Coordinating Council (DDCC) was formed on May 2000 at the request of the agency's administrator, Gary Weeks. Director Weeks initiated the formation of the council because he saw the need for a group within and across all of DHS to address diversity issues.
Mission & roles
The Mission of the Department of Human Services Diversity Development Coordinating Council (DHSDDCC) is to ensure that DHS builds an organizational culture and workforce that is culturally competent and inclusive.
The Council is multi-functional and works closely with the Diversity Coordinator to:
Lead, develop and otherwise support DHS' diversity development strategies that promote inclusive, respectful, diverse, and culturally competent employment, and services to consumers and communities.
Develop and monitor disparity and diversity performance measures.
Monitor DHS services for consumers and communities in terms of disparity, respect, accessibility, and diversity.
Coordinate diversity development initiatives and groups across DHS.
Represent DHS in all diversity development initiatives.