Staff Ombuds Advocates for DEIB Systemic Change

October 26, 2021

Since the release of the 2018-2020 Biennial Report, the Staff Ombuds Office has presented systemic recommendations to advance workplace equity and inclusion and gather input from nine campus groups, including:

Most recently, Director and Ombudsperson Sara Thacker presented at the September Managers' Forum.  If you were unable to attend, you can watch a recording of this presentation here.  The presentation included the polling of approximately 200 managers around issues addressed in the report, including: 

  • Improving processes and procedures to enhance pay equity.
  • Decreasing structural barriers limiting access to compliance resources that address inequities.
  • Promoting equitable and inclusive environments through changes to discrimination policy and procedures.
  • Leveraging Berkeley faculty expertise and financial resources to advance equity and inclusion in the workplace.

You can also read a letter from the Dismantling Racism Study & Action Group in support of the report’s recommendations in reaching campus Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) goals.

If your campus unit or staff organization would like to hear more about DEIB systemic recommendations or schedule an outreach presentation, please call the Staff Ombuds Office at 510-642-7823.