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Catherine Sanz, Executive Director
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DOJ's Office of Civil Rights
Review of Alabama Department of Safety
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, is sharing information about a compliance review report that OCR recently issued to the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) (which is part of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency-ALEA). As OJP explains in its press release, OCR evaluated DPS’ efforts to recruit, hire, and retain female troopers, and concluded in this compliance review report that DPS fell short of its civil rights obligations in these areas. The report includes several recommendations for improving DPS’ and ALEA’s recruitment program, selection procedures, and fair employment practices so that they can provide equal employment opportunities to female trooper applicants and troopers and better serve communities throughout Alabama.
Link to Press Release, http://ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2016/ojp01052016.pdf
Link to Report, link to the report can be found at http://ojp.gov/about/ocr/pdfs/14-OCR-0444_01042016.pdf
Tuesday Dec 15 2015, Executive Order
Strengthening the Senior Executive Service
1. Recruitment, hiring, retention and development goals
2. President's Management Council to advice OPM
PMC subcommittee to review and recommend improvements
3. OPM, OMB, PMC review, revise spending on Awards
Heads of agencies limit aggregate spending on Awards
Submit plan to increase number of SES members rotating
Plan succession management
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Justice Department Issues Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Document link at http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/799366/download
Press Release at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-issues-guidance-identifying-and-preventing-gender-bias-law-enforcement
Gender Bias Policing Guidance Fact Sheet at http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/799371/download
Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias Website, http://www.justice.gov/ovw/identifying-and-preventing-gender-bias
July 2015, Gender and Complaints Mechanisms Handbook
“Gender Complaints Mechanisms, A Handbook for Armed Forces and Ombuds Institutions to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Related Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Abuse” was recently issued by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces. Although the handbook was intended for military forces in the international community, the issues and problems discussed in the report relate to achieving diversity and promoting gender equality in law enforcement in the United States as well. It is an extremely interesting report, especially to women, and we are providing the link below to the publication for the information of our members.
Presents findings on local police departments by population
served in 2013, including comparisons with previous surveys
dating back to 1987. The report examines trends in the
composition of local police officers by sex, race, and
ethnicity. Data on the representation of female officers in
local police supervisory positions are presented for the first
time. It also covers the use of community policing strategies,
specialized units, and task forces to address crime-related
problems. Data are from the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and
Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
About 1 in 8 local police officers were female, including about 1 in 10 first-line supervisors.
Local police departments employed about 477,000 full-time sworn personnel in 2013, 35% more than in 1987.
About half (48%) of departments employed fewer than 10 officers.
More than half (54%) of local police officers were employed in jurisdictions with 100,000 or more residents.
About 27% of local police officers were members of a racial or ethnic minority, compared to 15% in 1987.
>Prior Reports 2007, 2003, 2000 (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=35)
June 4, 2015. Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities. Resource guide developed by the Office of Personnel Management, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Link to WIFLE Material.
April 15, 2015. OPM Memorandum, the Handbook, and the Press
Release on the new policies and guidance on Leave and
Flexibility for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care.
Link to WIFLE Material.
Click image to view Handbook at OPM website.
February 12, 2015:
of Eight Factors Influencing Women's Retention in Federal Law
Dr. Helen H. Yu, WIFLE Board Member.
WIFLE Testimony submitted January 2015 to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, PDF
Interim Report by the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, PDF
WIFLE Project: Pregnancy Guidelines for Federal Law Enforcement, May 2011, Pregnancy Guidelines
Texas A & M Collaboration on the issue Women in
Federal Law Enforcement and Promotions
June 2011 PDF Format
Violence Against Women, Report November 2007 (PDF Format) NOTE: 2MB Download