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DHS Diversity Planning

Program Overview

CRCL's Diversity Management Section contributes to the Department's diversity initiatives by providing analysis of workforce trends to ensure equal opportunity and the achievement of Model EEO Program Status, as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, the Section is also responsible for:

  • Preparing EEO and diversity policy guidance regarding employees, particularly issues of national origin, race, gender, disabilities, and reasonable accommodations. DMS also provides training and technical assistance on these matters to Component EEO staff, and develops EEO and diversity training for DHS managers, supervisors and employees. We also address issues of hostile work environment.
  • Supporting Special Emphasis Programs, including conferences, pre-conference training at affinity group conferences, and supporting Operation Warfighter. Special emphasis includes a collaboration of outreach initiatives, increasing awareness of diversity issues, recognition of DHS as an employer of choice for providing equal opportunity to applicants and employees, and career enhancement opportunities for employees.
  • Preparing workforce data tables for DHS and for Components, conducting workforce data analysis to identify any anomalies in the data which may be tied to EEO or diversity issues, drilling into the data to identify if there is a barrier to equal opportunity, and training Component EEO staff to do the same.
  • Coordinating with the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) for the implementation of the human resources aspects of these plans.
  • Conducting liaison with various affinity groups (e.g., Federally Employed Women, Minority Serving Institutions, tribal colleges and universities, disability support groups, etc.).

DHS Diversity Demographics and Statistics

  Number Percentage

Total Full Time Employees

199,895

100%

White (Non-Hispanic or Latino)

117,730

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

39,413

19.7%

Black or African American (Non-Hispanic or Latino)

29,919

15.0%

Asian

9,139

4.6%

American Indian or Alaska Native

2,028

1.0%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

957

0.5%

Two or More Races

641

0.3%

Undisclosed

68

0.04%

Male

134,215

67.1%

Female

65,680

32.9%

Individuals with Reported Disabilities

9,140

4.6%

Individuals with Targeted* Disabilities

783

0.4%

* "Targeted disabilities" are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis. These include: deafness, blindness, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, convulsive disorders, mental retardation, mental illness, and distortion of limb and/or spine. For more information, see EEOCÕs Improving the Participation Rate of People with Targeted Disabilities in the Federal Work Force, January 2008. (http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/pwtd.html)

More Information

By mail or phone:
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Building 410, Mail Stop #0191
Washington, DC 20528-0191

Phone: 202-254-8200
Toll Free: 1-866-644-8360
TTY: 202-254-8242
Fax: 202-254-8240

By email:
crcl.eeo@hq.dhs.gov

Last Published Date: July 23, 2012
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