We're committed to achieving diversity and equality of opportunity as a large employer of people and as a provider of services. We celebrate the fact that our staff and our communities are all very different.
Our Equality Strategy is a framework we follow to measure our progress and success in how we tackle inequality and promote diversity. It explains the key issues we have agreed to address and how we will meet our legal requirements. We make sure there are equal opportunities and diversity in our workforce.
Public Sector Equality Duty
As well as our Equality Strategy there is a wealth of evidence on how Hertfordshire meets the Public Sector Equality Duty (contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
- advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups
- foster good relations between people from different groups.
In response to the Specific Duty to publish information, we publish an Annual Report that gives some examples of how we are complying with the Duty and links to further information, including the Annual Equality Profile of our workforce. Our annual Equality report will be published in May 2017.
Equality Reports and action plans
Our Equality Report sets out how we're meeting our equalities duties and celebrates some of our key achievements from April 2016 to March 2017, organised under the Equality Framework for Local Government themes.
It also sets out our action plan for progressing equalities issues and meeting the objectives in our Equality Strategy 2016-20 during 2017/18.
Equal Opportunities Policy
Workforce Equality Profiles
We aim to have a workforce that represents the Hertfordshire community.
Our Workforce Equalities Profiles give breakdowns of the workforce profile by gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and age.
County equality and diversity profiles
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Equality and diversity calendarEquality Impact Assessments
Support and information for specific groups