The County of Marin is committed to achieving diversity, inclusion and racial equity within its workforce. The County undertakes broad efforts and has set specific goals to recruit and retain employees from protected classes who have been excluded historically from the workforce – whether based on institutional patterns of discrimination, disadvantage, or exclusion.
An overview of the County’s goals to achieve diversity, inclusion and equity in the workforce can be found in its 5-Year Business Plan[PDF], Racial Equity Action Plan[PDF] and in its Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
The County recognizes that in addition to setting goals a results-oriented approach is required. Such an approach means using clear and transparent data to promote accountability and to benchmark where the County needs to focus its efforts. Using data also helps the County assess whether its goals need to be adjusted over time to achieve the desired results.
The County therefore created the interactive equity dashboard to use data to help it ensure that it will achieve its stated policy of having a diverse workforce that is reflected across the breadth (functions) and depth (hierarchy) of the organization.
How To Use the Equity Dashboard
The Equity Dashboard is divided into the following four sections. By checking and unchecking the designated boxes within the dashboard, a user can explore the County’s equal employment data in the following ways:
- Ethnicity: In this section of the dashboard, a user can explore, for example, the representation of Latinx employees in management throughout the County’s workforce or within a given department (e.g. Probation)
- Gender: In this section of the dashboard, a user can explore, for example, the representation of Asian women in professional classifications throughout the County’s workforce or within a given department.
- Age Range: In this section of the dashboard, a user can explore the representation of employees in different age groups (e.g. 18-24) throughout the County.
- Department: In this section, a user can assess the ethnic makeup of each department within the County.
Please note that while the makeup of the County's workforce changes on a regular basis, the data in the dashboard is a snapshot of its workforce as of December 31st of each year between 2013 and 2017. The dashboard will be revised in the coming months to reflect recent changes in the County’s workforce.
If, upon viewing the data, additional questions arise, please contact the County’s equal employment director, Roger Crawford by email or by phone at (415) 473-2095.