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Equal Employment Opportunity: DHS Has Opportunities to Better Identify and Address Barriers to EEO in Its Workplace: Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Equal Employment Opportunity: DHS Has Opportunitie

 
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By Yvonne D. Jones (au)
Year: 2009
Pages: 12
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437924298

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Statement of Yvonne D. Jones, Dir. of Strategic Issues, GAO, discussing the Dept. of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to identify and address barriers to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in its workforce. Since its inception in March 2003, DHS has faced a number of challenges, one of which is effectively and strategically managing its large workforce (about 216,000 employees) to respond to current and emerging 21st century issues. The fed. govt. is faced with a workforce that is becoming increasingly eligible for retirement. GAO has reported that it is important for fed. agencies, including DHS, to use available flexibilities to acquire, develop, motivate, and retain talented individuals who reflect all segments of society and our nation's diversity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Comm.'s (EEOC) Mgt. Directive (MD) 715 provides that in order to attract and retain top talent, fed. agencies are to identify barriers to EEO in the workplace, execute plans to eliminate barriers, and report annually to EEOC. This testimony discusses (1) the extent to which DHS has taken steps, according to its MD-715 reports, to identify barriers to EEO in the workplace; (2) efforts DHS has taken to address identified barriers and what progress has been reported; and (3) how DHS oversees and supports its components in identifying and addressing barriers. Tables.

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