24 CFR 7.13 - Responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Administration.
The Assistant Secretary for Administration shall:
(a) Provide leadership in developing and maintaining personnel management policies, programs, automated systems, and procedures that will promote and ensure equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, placement, training, awards, recognition, and promotion of employees, including an applicant flow tracking system to track information reflecting characteristics of the pool of individuals applying for an employment opportunity.
(b) Provide positive assistance and guidance to organizational units and personnel offices to ensure the effective implementation of the personnel management policies, programs, automated systems, and EEO procedures;
(c) Participate at the national level with other government departments and agencies, other employers, and other public and private groups, in cooperative action to improve employment opportunities and community conditions which affect employability;
(d) Prepare and implement plans for recruitment and reports in accordance with the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP) and the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP);
(e) Provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the Department's programs;
(f) Adhere to and implement the Department's policy on religious accommodation;
(g) Designate a senior-level Disability Program Manager to promote EEO/ADR for persons with disabilities; to assure the accessibility of all HUD facilities and programs; and to manage the resources for providing reasonable accommodation;
(h) In conjunction with the Director of EEO, provide and coordinate mandatory EEO Counselor training;
(i) Provide and coordinate mandatory supervisors' and managers' EEO/ADR training;
(j) Provide applicant data to ODEEO for analysis; and
(k) Designate a DCM to represent the organizational unit in EEO matters. The DCM shall be the AO for the organizational unit or another designee of the EEO Officer.