In 2020-2021, the 40-member DSA DEI task force was charged with making recommendations to the DSA. The full task force met every three weeks and focused on sharing resources, discussing timely topics, and providing committee updates. Each task force member served on one of four different committees that had specific goals to explore and address diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on DSA staff. To support the committees in their work, year one wrapped up with a four-hour workshop facilitated by Human Resources where colleagues came together to review data and address questions raised by task force members.
DSA Department & Supervisor Accountability Subcommittee
This committee focused on examining methods in which departments and supervisors can be held accountable and receive feedback on DEI efforts in their departments.
DSA Staff Recruitment and Rentention Subcomittee
This committee is exploring strategies to recruit and retain diverse staff members to the DSA.
DSA DEI Professional Development & Training Subcomittee
This committee is leading efforts to determine gaps in DSA professional competencies surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion and identify or develop opportunities for professional staff to engage in DEI competency acquisition.
National DEI Conference Subcomittee
This committee is planning a nationally-recognized DEI conference hosted by the DSA.