Programmatic Goals

Goal #1: Area To Be Addressed:

IDHS' goal is to develop and implement proactive strategies to improve recruitment efforts in IDHR Region 1 for adding minorities to the eligibility list in the Technicians and Support Services EEO Job Categories. The goal is to help achieve reductions of underutilizations.

Objective:

Achieve a workforce that is reflective of the African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and female populations in IDHR Region 1.

Action Item 1:  Develop a Report of missed opportunities to address minority underutilization for submission to IDHS staff responsible for recruitment and hiring.

  1. Responsibility - Jayesh Hines-Shah - Chief EEO AA Officer and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Monthly/Quarterly/Annually
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Review hiring and promotion monitors to analyze underutilization opportunities

Action Item 2:  Diversity Branding, showcasing agency diversity via employment page on Internet and Intranet, social media, printed materials, pictures and presentations.

  1. Responsibility - Marisa Kollias, Director of Communications and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Meet with Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Committee

Action Item 3:  Work through Recruitment, Hiring & Retention Committee to track progress of attaining goal.

  1. Responsibility - Jayesh Hines-Shah - Chief EEO AA Officer and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Meet with Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Committee

Action Item 4:  4. Establish a partnership with minority-based organizations & legislators to increase the number of eligible African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Female Employees

  1. Responsibility - Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Create reports to disseminate/discuss with the Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Committee.

Action Item 5:  Develop & foster partnerships in the community across Illinois to enhance & fill vacancies with qualified Hispanic/Latinos, Asians & Females.

  1. Responsibility - Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Track response rate at DHS virtual recruitment events.

Action Item 6:  6. Interagency collaboration to allow for increasing staff diversity, with a focus on Black and Indigenous people of color

  1. Responsibility - Racial Equity Committee and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Attend meetings and discussions to meet action item.


Goal #2: Area To Be Addressed:

IDHS' goal is to develop and implement proactive strategies to improve recruitment efforts in the Central and Southern parts of the State where there are 4 or fewer underutilizations by adding minorities and females to the eligibility list in the EEO Job Categories that are affected.  The goal is to help achieve the goal of reducing underutilization.

Objective:

Achieve a workforce that is reflective of the African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Female populations in the Central and Southern parts of the State.

Action Item 1: Develop Report of missed opportunities to address minority and female underutilization for submission to IDHS staff responsible for recruitment and hiring.

  1. Responsibility - Jayesh Hines-Shah - Chief EEO AA Officer and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Monthly/Quarterly/Annually
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Review hiring and promotion monitors to analyze underutilization opportunities.

Action Item 2:  Work through Recruitment, Hiring & Retention Committee to track progress of attaining goal.

  1. Responsibility - Jayesh Hines-Shah - Chief EEO AA Officer and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Meet with Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Committee.

Action Item 3:  Attend diversity focused job fairs & post vacancies on diverse job boards.  Develop and implement virtual recruiting events Statewide.

  1. Responsibility - Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Track number of attendees and demographic data.

Action Item 4:  Engage minority education serving institutions.

  1. Responsibility - Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Track response rate, DHS virtual recruitment events, attendees, and demographic data.

Action Item 5:  Develop & foster partnerships in the community across Illinois to enhance & fill vacancies with qualified Hispanic/Latinos, Asians & Females.

  1. Responsibility - Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Track response rate at DHS virtual recruitment events.

Action Item 6:  6. Interagency collaboration to allow for increasing staff diversity, with a focus on Black and Indigenous people of color

  1. Responsibility - Racial Equity Committee and Amelia Gavina - Manager of Recruitment & Minority Relations
  2. Completion Target Date - Quarterly
  3. Monitoring Procedure - Attend meetings and discussions to meet action item.