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City of Dubuque Equity Self-Assessment

  1. Equitable Workforce Recruitment and Retention Best Practices

  2. Please select your department

  3. Please rank the frequency with which your department engages in the following workforce practices.

  4. 1. My department analyzes the demographic makeup of the civil service, applicant, and interview pools*

  5. 2. My department analyzes the demographic makeup of the department workforce.*

  6. 3. All levels of the department workforce (top management, mid-management, supervisors, front-line) are reflective of the community.*

  7. 4. My department regularly gathers feedback from staff on how we are doing with respect to equity.*

  8. 5. Labor unions are partners in recruiting a representative applicant pool. *

  9. 6. Hiring managers in my department understand their role in recruiting, hiring, and promoting a workforce reflective of the community.*

  10. 7. Management in my department regularly makes equity a part of its management meetings. *

  11. 8. My department shares best practices for achieving equity at Leadership Team. *

  12. 9. My department analyzes who is leaving the department within the first three years of employment and why. *

  13. 10. Mentoring, training, or other programs are in place to help create and retain an inclusive workforce.*

  14. 11. Training and professional development that supports equity is in place.*

  15. 12. Training is in place to help employees assess and analyze services for inclusion and inequities.*

  16. 13. My department's equity values and goals are clear.*

  17. 14. My department's equity workforce goals are clear.*

  18. 15. My department's equity goals are clearly communicated. *

  19. 16. Employees who advocate for equitable policies and practices are recognized and rewarded.*

  20. 17. Advancing equity in the workplace has community support.*

  21. 18. My department meets with members of under-represented communities to develop strategies for workplace equity.*

  22. 19. The community is involved in our hiring process.*

  23. Equitable Service Delivery Best Practices

    Please rank the frequency with which your department engages in the following practices regarding department policies, procedures, programs, and services.

  24. 1. My department provides services directly to the community.*

  25. 2. My department provides services to other City departments.*

  26. 3. My department provides services to other divisions within my department. *

  27. 4. My department gathers feedback from the residents who participate in our programs. *

  28. 5. My department gathers feedback from the residents who use our services. *

  29. 6.My department gathers feedback from other City departments who use our services.*

  30. 7. My department uses a process to determine whether services and programs are effective across groups and circumstances. *

  31. 8. My department collects data related to resident use of programs and services.*

  32. 9. My department collects geographic data related to resident use of programs and services.*

  33. 10. My department collects demographic and/or geographic data about resident complaints regarding department services. *

  34. 11. My department collects demographic and/or geographic data about department enforcement actions.*

  35. 12. My department's equitable service delivery goals are clear. *

  36. 13. My department's equitable community engagement goals are clear.*

  37. 14. My department's commission(s) is reflective of the community.*

  38. 15. My department's commission(s) is engaged in recommending adjustment to programs, practices, services, and policies.*

  39. 16. My department's regular partners are reflective of the community.*

  40. 17. My department's regular partners have equity plans.

  41. Equitable Community Engagement

    Type of Engagement: Informing

  42. With this type of engagement, the goal is to provide the public with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding department services, policies, and programs.

  43. 1. How is your department doing with informing the public about your department's services, policies, and programs?*

  44. 2. How is your department doing with engaging participants/residents who are reflective of the larger community for this type of community engagement?*

  45. Type of Engagement: Consulting

    With this type of engagement, the goal is to obtain public feedback on analysis/ alternatives/decisions related to department services, policies, and programs.

  46. 1. How is your department doing consulting with the public to obtain feedback about your department's services, policies, and programs?*

  47. 2. How is your department doing with engaging participants/residents who are reflective of the larger community for this type of community engagement?*

  48. Type of Engagement: Involving

    With this type of engagement, the goal is to work directly with the public throughout the process when developing department services, policies, and programs to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are understood and considered.

  49. 1. How is your department doing involving the public when developing departmental services, policies, and programs?

  50. 2. How is your department doing with engaging participants/residents who are reflective of the larger community for this type of community engagement?

  51. Type of Engagement: Collaborating

    With this type of engagement, the goal is to partner with the public in each aspect of the decision making process, including identifying possible alternatives and solutions, when adjusting department services, policies, and programs.

  52. 1. How is your department doing in collaborating with the public when adjusting your department's services, policies, and programs?

  53. 2. How is your department doing with engaging participants/residents who are reflective of the larger community for this type of community engagement?

  54. Type of Engagement: Empowering

    With this type of engagement, the goal is to partner with the public to co-create services, policies, or programs to resolve community problems with sufficient flexibility for shared ownership and action.

  55. 1. How is your department doing with empowering the public to co-create services, policies, or programs to solve community problems?

  56. 2. Howis your department doing with engaging participants/resident who are reflective of the larger community for this type of community engagement?

  57. Please check the techniques your department is using to engage the public?:

  58. Please rate the frequency with which your department uses each of the following sources of information from the public to assess your department's services, policies, practices, and programs..

  59. Webqa*

  60. Feedback forms

  61. Social media

  62. Phone calls/walk-ins

  63. Commission meetings

  64. Community meetings

  65. Equitable Contracted/Purchased Services and Grant Partnerships

    Please rank the frequency with which your department engages in the following practices regarding contracted/purchased services and grant partnerships that are managed by your department.

  66. 1. My department provides support to contracted and purchased services partners to help them identify ways to incorporate equitable practices in their efforts.

  67. 2. My department provides support to grant recipients to help them identify ways to incorporate equitable practices in their efforts.

  68. 3. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute towards an equitable and robust local economy.

  69. 4. My department's grand and/or contracted and purchased services parterns contribute towards equitable livable neighborhoods and housing.

  70. 5. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute towards an equitable sustainable environment.

  71. 6. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute towards an equitable connected community.

  72. 7. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute towards equitable arts, culture, parks, and recreation.

  73. 8. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute toward equity health and safety.

  74. 9. My department's grant and/or contracted and purchased services partners contribute towards an equitable financially responsible and high performing government.

  75. Equitable Collective Impact Partnerships

    Please rank the frequency with which your department engages in the following practices regarding collective impact partnerships with the community (i.e., Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Re-Engage Dubuque, Dubuque College Access Network, Opportunity Dubuque, etc.).

  76. 1. The Collective Impact Partnerships my department is involved in are disaggregating data by demographics.

  77. 2. When my department offers a program that is contributing towards a collective impact partnership, my department disaggregates program data by race.

  78. 3. When my department offers a program that is contributing towards a collective impact partnership, my department shares successful strategies for advancing equity with other program partners.

  79. 4. The Collective Impact Partnership my department is involved with contribute towards an equitable and robust local economy.

  80. 5. The Collective Impact Partnerships my department is involved with contribute towards equitable livable neighborhoods and housing.

  81. 6. The Collective Impact Partnerships my department is involved with contribute towards and equitable sustainable environment.

  82. 7. The Collective Impact Partnerships my department is involved with contribute towards equitable arts, culture, parks and recreation.

  83. 8. The Collective Impact Partnerships my department is involved with contribute towards equitable health and safety.

  84. Overall Assessment

  85. Goal: Advancing Equity through workforce recruitment and retention

  86. 1. From your perspective, how is your department doing with implementing equitable recruitment practices?

  87. 2. From your perspective, how is your department doing with implementing equitable hiring practices?

  88. 3. From your perspective, how is your department doing with implementing equitable retention practices?

  89. Goal: Advancing Equity through Equitable Service Delivery and Community Engagement

  90. 1. From your perspective, how is your department doing with implementing equitable service delivery?

  91. 2. From your perspective, how is your department doing with implementing equitable community engagement practices overall?

  92. Goal: Advancing Equity through Contracted/Purchased Services Partners and Grant Recipients

  93. From your perspective, how is your department doing with engaging contracted/purchased serve partners and grant recipients in helping to advance equity and inclusion?

  94. Advancing Equity through Collective Impact Partnerships in the Community

  95. From your perspective, how is your department doing with working collectively across institutions to address social inequities that are impacting quality of life across sectors?

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