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  • Ensure Executive leadership engage in educational processes to expand their understanding of institutional and systemic oppression to enable the dismantling of such. 
  • Develop and conduct a systemic equity needs assessment  to identify processes and practices that cause or contribute to inequitable outcomes.  Determine the frequency for conducting assessments. 
  • Identify education and training opportunities for County staff, boards and commissions, to include, speakers, training facilitators, train-the-trainer opportunities, books clubs, talking circles, and other such opportunities. 
  • Develop and implement best practice strategies that dismantle racism and other forms of oppression. 
  • Work with County department heads to review work practices, policies, programs, procedures to identify and address those which uphold institutional oppression  
  • Partner with Human Resources, and other hiring decision makers, to review hiring practices, which include but are not limited to a review of job descriptions, interview questions, hiring panels, etc. through an equity lens. 
  • Develop meaningful and respectful relationships with underrepresented and underserved communities to promote equity and inclusion and provide opportunities for their meaningful participation in County government. 
  • Collaborate with Law and Justice partners to develop policies, processes and programs to ensure racial justice in the County’s public safety system. 
  • Collect, review and provide an annual report to the Executive regarding racial disparities relative to rates of hire, completion of probationary periods, promotions, retention, etc. 
  • Receive reports from the EEO Officer of complaints of racism and other forms of discrimination which do not rise to the level of legal discrimination.  
  • Provide regular updates regarding the County’s progress in addressing systemic and institutional racism and other forms of oppression as appropriate. 
  • Develop and post a public statement against racism in a locations visible to staff, and visitors entering the County buildings and departments.