Activities 2004

  • Subcommittee (K. Harkay, E. Moog) continued to contribute to ad-hoc APS Diversity Training Committee (see Activities 2003) (September 2003 – March 2004)
  • Analyzed 2003 ANL Employee Survey broken out by gender. Identified items showing statistically significant differences between the responses by men vs. women as a function of job category. Reported to APS management at Management luncheon (includes first-line supervisors). Requested to investigate further to understand reasons for differences. (March – May)
  • Met with D. Joyce (OTD), at his request, to discuss analysis of the survey data for APS (K. Harkay, E. Moog).
  • Investigated issues relating to recruitment of a diverse workforce. Requested presentations by M. White (re: hiring experience at ORNL/SNS) and G. Long (representing ANL Diversity Council).
  • Reviewed Vision and Action Item lists generated by APS managers (first-line supervisors and above) at the Managing Inclusion workshops, and identified action items for the Diversity Committee.
  • Provided input to FY05 APS Diversity Action Plan, to be incorporated in the FY05 ANL Diversity Action Plan (FY04 ANL Diversity Action Plan - htm).
  • Discussed how best to solicit and encourage suggestions from all APS employees relating to Diversity Committee mission: decided to link APS Suggestion Box to committee web page (to be implemented in 2005).
  • Developed a follow-up questionnaire to address reasons for the significant differences between men and women in the 2003 ANL Employee Survey. Reviewed questionnaire with APS Management and HR.
  • Discussed inviting representatives from the various ANL-wide diversity-related clubs/organizations to attend one of our Diversity Committee meetings to share information on our respective missions.
  • Investigated issues relating to closing of the APS pool, specifically, concerns that APS employees are impacted, predominantly women with children in the APS child care center.
  • Requested by APS management to investigate setting up an informal mentoring program within APS, in collaboration with M. White, who is the APS representative in an ANL-wide mentoring committee.