Responsibilities of the Office of Human Resources.
In accordance with guidelines issued by the Assistant Secretary for Administration, Human Resources Officers shall:
(a) Appraise job structure and employment practices to ensure equality of opportunity for all employees to participate fully on the basis of merit in all occupations and levels of responsibility;
(b) Communicate the Department's EEO policy and program and its employment needs to all sources of job candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age and solicit their recruitment assistance on a continuing basis;
(c) Upon request, provide personnel information to EEO Counselors and other authorized officials or agents of the agency who are involved in the processing of a discrimination complaint;
(d) Evaluate hiring methods and practices to ensure impartial consideration for all job applicants;
(e) Ensure that new employee orientation programs contain appropriate references to the Department's EEO/ADR policies, procedures, and programs and accomplishment of EEO standards under the Department's Performance Accountability and Communications System (PACS), or other Departmental performance appraisal system;
(f) Participate in the preparation and distribution of such educational materials as may be necessary to adequately inform all employees of their rights and responsibilities as described in this part, including the Department's EEO program directives;
(g) In coordination with the HUD official charged with training responsibilities, develop an ongoing training program for supervisors and managers to ensure understanding of the Departmental EEO/ADR programs, policies, and other requirements that foster effective teamwork and high morale;
(h) In coordination with the Director of the HUD Training Academy, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Administration and the Director of EEO, develop an on-going training program for managers and supervisors to ensure understanding of the Department's EEO and ADR programs. At a minimum, the training should include:
(2) Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791, 794 );
(3) The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 556, 571) and its amendments emphasizing the federal government's interest in encouraging mutual resolution of disputes and the benefits associated with using ADR;
(4) EEOC's regulations and policy guidance concerning EEO and ADR;
(5) The ADR methods employed by the Department;
(6) An explanation of how to draft a settlement agreement that complies with the standards required by ODEEO and 29 CFR part 1614 ;
(7) An explanation of the recourse available where noncompliance by the Department is alleged; and
(8) Training on EEO policy, programs and procedures;
(i) In coordination with the HUD official charged with training responsibilities, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Administration, and the Director of EEO, the Department may enter into agreements to have EEO/ADR mandatory annual supervisory and management training provided by other federal agencies or other resources;
(j) Decide all personnel actions on merit principles and in a manner which will demonstrate affirmative EEO for the organization;
(k) Ensure to the greatest possible utilization and development of the skills and potential abilities of all employees;
(l) Track applicant flow data that reflects characteristics of the pool of individuals applying for an employment opportunity and promptly take or recommend appropriate action to overcome any impediment to achieving the standards of the EEO/ADR programs and accomplishing the EEO standards under the applicable HUD performance appraisal system;
(m) Provide applicant data to ODEEO for analysis; and
(n) Provide recognition to employees, supervisors, managers and units demonstrating superior accomplishments in EEO.
[66 FR 20564, Apr. 23, 2001, as amended at 69 FR 62173, Oct. 22, 2004]
Title 24 published on 2012-04-01
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