EEO Diversity Advisory Council
The District has established an Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee, referred to as the EEO Diversity Advisory Council, to assist the District in implementing its EEO Plan. The EEO Diversity Advisory Council may also assist in promoting an understanding and support of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies and procedures. The EEO Diversity Advisory Council may sponsor events, training, or other activities that promote equal employment opportunity, nondiscrimination, retention and diversity.
The EEO Diversity Advisory Council receives training in all of the following: (a) the requirements of Title 5 regulations regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and of state and federal nondiscrimination laws; (b) identification and elimination of bias in hiring; (c) the educational benefits of workforce diversity; and (d) the role of the advisory committee in carrying out the District’s EEO plan.
The EEO Diversity Advisory Council shall include a diverse membership whenever possible. At minimum, the Council will be composed of one faculty member from each college, appointed by the college Academic Senate, one classified employee from each college, appointed by the college Classified Senate, one administrator from the District office, appointed by the Chancellor, and one student from each college, appointed by the college student council. Ex officio members shall include the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and a Human Resources department recruitment specialist.
The EEO Diversity Advisory Council holds a minimum of four meetings per year, with additional meetings if needed to review EEO and diversity efforts, programs, policies, and progress. When appropriate, the Council shall make recommendations to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and the equal employment opportunity officer.