DHS: Spending our tax dollars on racial/gender quotas!
Accomplishments, 2007 2009 Biennium
We are committed to continuing our leadership role in Oregon state government in the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse workforce. In our department, as of June 30, 2008, women represented 73.9% of our workforce; people of color represented 17.7%; and people with disabilities who have voluntarily self-identified represented 5.0% of the over-all
workforce. Women represented 68.9% of all employees at salary range 24 and above.
di·verse adj composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities
But DHS-speak says that "diverse" means "women and minorities." A room comprised of 100% lesbians of color would qualify as "diverse" in their world.
The DHS client population continues to be more culturally diverse. This trend toward a multi cultural client population will continue as immigration from around the globe continues.
No kidding, I thought that people didn't come here for welfare.
Corrective Action Strategies
A. Upper and Middle management:
This category should increase by 5 people of color.
This category should increase by 3 people of color.
G. Skilled craft:
This category should increase by 4 women, 1 person of color and 1 person
with a disability.
Can you imagine being that "1 personwith a disability" who gets hired/promoted to fill this quota? How does the job interview go?
Applicant: So as you can see on my resume I have experience in the area of...
Interviewer: (interrupting) Yes, yes, but are you disabled?
And for the record: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin... but white males don't count.