Track 3: Applicant/Hiring Diversity

We are all aware that there are significant gender and diversity imbalances in our IT workforce; this is a problem across the IT industry, not just at UC Berkeley. Take a look at the IT Workforce infographic from EDUCAUSE below which underscores the importance of diversity and provides a snapshot of higher ed statistics.

We have had several discussions with the campus Recruitment manager and there are a number of ideas we are pursuing to try to address this issue. These include looking at different ways to source applicants and ensuring hiring managers have received implicit bias training (e.g., there is a UCOP implicit bias class called “Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process” that we will be requiring all hiring managers to take). This issue is something that will take time to address, but we must become more intentional in our hiring process if we expect to see change.


E & I Announcements

Dec. 4, 2018: Ally/Bystander Training for IST

Nov. 29, 2018: Coffee with the CIO

Nov. 26, 2018: Upcoming IST all staff meeting on Dec. 11

Sept. 13, 2018: Introducing our action team!

Sept. 6, 2018: IST Equity & Inclusion Work Update

Aug. 30, 2018: Re: IST E&I Program: Required MEP Workshops

Aug. 21, 2018: Civility Partners Report

Aug. 15, 2018: All-Staff IST Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m.

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We look forward to continuing this conversation and encourage you to discuss these issues with your manager, team, and colleagues. There are many ways to get involved in this work, we welcome hearing your feedback or ideas:

Email: Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO; or Liz Marsh, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff in the Office of the CIO.

Schedule a Meeting: Contact Margarita Zeglin, Executive Assistant.