Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action:

Juneteenth
Juneteenth

Juneteenth, or Juneteenth Independence Day, commemorates the traditional observance of the end of slavery in the United Stated and is observed annually on June 19. The County Manager plans has proposed to the Board of Supervisors that the County recognize

Recruitment
Recruitment

HR and the EEO/D&I Division has taken extensive measures to ensure D&I is top priority at every step of the recruitment process. We utilize diverse avenues to advertise open opportunities. Our outreach efforts to attract a diverse applicant pool

STARS Awards
STARS Awards

The County celebrates programs of Departments that best demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion through the addition of the Diversity and Inclusion Award through the existing STARS AWARDS recognition program.  The program highlights

Pride Visibility
Pride Visibility

LGBTQ Commission created a campaign to invite every city to recognize Pride. As a result, every city issued a Proclamation for Pride month and half have flown a Pride Flag. 2020 is the first time that every city has recognized Pride in the County of San

Mandatory Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying Prevention Training Required for All Staff
Mandatory Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying Prevention Training Required for All Staff

Consistent with California law, the County will be deploying a countywide mandatory on-line training for all employees beginning in Fall, 2020.  The supervisor/ manager training will be a 2 hour interactive training.  Non-supervisory employee

Woman’s Leadership Conference & Woman’s Hall of Fame
Woman’s Leadership Conference & Woman’s Hall of Fame

The CSW’s Women’s Leadership Conference, RISE 2020, was re-scheduled to take place virtually from August 24 – 28, 2020.  The conference focused on women of color and featured sessions on leadership, corporate and nonprofit career advancement, mental

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance

An annual event that recognizes the epidemic of Transgender individuals across the U.S. who are violently killed because of their gender identity or expression.  This event is a collaboration between several community groups and provides awareness

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO Advisory Committee
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO Advisory Committee

The D&I/EEO Advisory Committee is comprised of Department representatives. They meet to discuss, learn, and identify challenges and opportunities relating to D&I at the County. The Committee discusses ways to increase and foster diversity, with

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The Commission on the Status of Women meets monthly to analyze current trends and create recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on women’s issues. Currently, the CSW is prioritizing mental health, Census 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on women and

LGBTQ Commission
LGBTQ Commission

The LGBTQ Commission meets monthly to move forward on their work plan which includes LGBTQ Visibility in the County, LGBTQ Policy recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, and create recommendations specific to the collection of Data that impacts the

County’s First Lactation Accommodation Resolution
County’s First Lactation Accommodation Resolution

The County’s HR Department, and County Board of Supervisors Don Horsley and David Canepa, developed and implemented the County’s first lactation accommodation resolution in order to promote a healthy and comfortable work environment for nursing staff

Mandatory Unconscious Bias Training for Managers/ Supervisors
Mandatory Unconscious Bias Training for Managers/ Supervisors

We recommend that the County require all County managers and supervisors to complete mandatory on-line training on Unconscious Bias.  HR is in the process of reviewing vendors for unconscious bias on-line training content.   

Gender Identity and Transgender Inclusion Countywide Trainings
Gender Identity and Transgender Inclusion Countywide Trainings

The County’s EEO/ D&I Division, in partnership with the San Mateo County Pride Center, conducted a series of live classroom trainings to hundreds of managers and employees on gender identity, pronoun usage, and best practices regarding how to create

County’s First Transgender Policy
County’s First Transgender Policy

The County, in collaboration with HR/ EEO leadership, D&I Taskforce, LGBTQ Commission, the San Mateo County Pride Center, and other stakeholders developed the County’s first Transgender Policy.  The Policy provides guidance to supervisors and

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Juneteenth
Recruitment
STARS Awards
Pride Visibility
Mandatory Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying Prevention Training Required for All Staff
Woman’s Leadership Conference & Woman’s Hall of Fame
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO Advisory Committee
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
LGBTQ Commission
County’s First Lactation Accommodation Resolution
Mandatory Unconscious Bias Training for Managers/ Supervisors
Gender Identity and Transgender Inclusion Countywide Trainings
County’s First Transgender Policy
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Our Workforce: Key Metrics

Race/Ethnicity

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People of Color

An ethnically diverse workforce is more likely to outperform above industry standard.

Diversity is a catalyst for creativity & deep thinking.

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Female Workforce

A Gender Diverse Workforce is 15% more likely to outperform above industry standard.

Diverse teams are more innovative.

DEI Commissions and Committees

Commission on Disabilities

Commission on the Status of Women

LGBTQ Commission

Veterans Commission

Women in County Government

County of San Mateo STARS Diversity Award

Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.