Improve the way New York City develops a diverse workforce
New York City is undertaking a disparity study in accordance with Local Law 1. The results of this study will help inform M/WBE goals, which will be included in the future OneNYC progress update. For the first time since 2005, DCAS, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office, issued a revised citywide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy that included diversity and inclusion leadership best practices for commissioners. Agencies are currently participating in the Managing Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Initiative (MDLI), which focuses on 15 best practices including commitment statements from commissioners, quarterly reviews of workforce data on the diversity of senior leadership candidate slates, mentoring, succession planning, identification of high potential talent, structured interviewing, and measuring the establishment of employee resource groups. Seventy percent of agencies have already incorporated a focus on ten of the best practices into their annual diversity and EEO plans. NYPD is the top performer engaged in or exploring all 15 best practices.
DCAS developed and promotes Everybody Matters, the City’s flagship diversity and inclusion training program available to all agencies. Between January and April 2015, DCAS has trained more than 6,000 employees.