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					        DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY




    PROMOTING RACE EQUALITY IN OUR POLICIES,
           SERVICES AND EMPLOYMENT




                DTI RACE EQUALITY SCHEME
                       - ANNEXES




December 2002
DTI RACE EQUALITY SCHEME - Annexes


A. Project Timetable

B. Coverage of DTI related bodies by the RRAA and by the DTI Scheme

C. DTI organogram

D. Classification – by relevance to the General Duty – of DTI functions

E. Race Equality Scheme training programme for DTI staff

F. Explanation of DTI grades and job titles
                                                                                         ANNEX A

                              DTI RACE EQUALITY SCHEME

                                    PROJECT TIMETABLE
The actual timings may depend on factors outside DTI’s control and are subject to alteration.
Quarterly, throughout the
                                  Reports to the DTI Management Board (which comprises
life of the Scheme
                                  the Permanent Secretary and Directors General) (actual
                                  dates will depend on the dates of Board meetings)
Quarterly, throughout the         Meeting of Race Equality Drivers and EIT – to
life of the Scheme
                                  exchange good practice, monitor progress and
                                  discuss difficulties arising.
Three times a year,               Meeting of Customer Equality Advisory Group – to
throughout the life of the        monitor and progress chase implementation.
Scheme
Already completed                 Letters from Permanent Secretary to Heads of
                                  Management Units and Chief Executives of Agencies
                                  notifying them of provisional classification into
                                  “high”, “moderate” or “low/nil”.
Completed for draft               Put together list of candidates for Race Equality
Scheme                            Impact Assessments.
31 May 2002                       Publication of draft Race Equality Scheme for
                                  consultation.
October 2001 - Summer             Series of seminars for all DTI and Agency Senior
2002 - spring 2003
                                  Civil Servants to alert them to DTI’s duties under
                                  the RRAA and the business benefits of diversity.
Already completed                 Bilateral meetings with “high” impact areas to
                                  screen all policies within each area.
20 September 2002                 End of consultation on draft Race Equality Scheme
Autumn 2002                       Receive CRE guidance on ethnic monitoring
10 October 2002                   Launch of on-line training programme on diversity
                                  and DTI’s legal obligations for all relevant DTI staff
Completed November                Complete review of arrangements for provision of
2002
                                  information (accessible formats, languages other
                                  than English etc.) by DTI
Completed November                Review DTI legal powers to require agents such as
2002                              BLOs to carry out ethnic monitoring
Draft circulated                  Preparation of Department-wide advice on a) race
November 2002                     screening b) ethnic monitoring
October - November 2002           Consideration and analysis of representations
                                  received during the consultation. Preparation of
                                  final version of the Race Equality Scheme.
October – November     Discuss arrangements with “high”/“moderate” areas
2002
                       for: monitoring; the publication of assessment,
                       consultation and monitoring reports; ensuring public
                       access to information and services; and, staff
                       training.
31 December 2002       Publication of DTI’s Race Equality Scheme – revised
                       in the light of the consultation, including finalised
                       list of policy areas to be subject to full Race Equality
                       Impact Assessment
31 December 2002       Publication of summary of responses to consultation
                       on draft Race Equality Scheme.
January 2003           Development of specialised training for those staff
                       in those areas where a “high” race impact is
                       identified, and in particular where an impact
                       assessment is required.
February 2003          Begin programme of specific training on REIAs
February 2003          DTI Annual Diversity Report Analysis
February 2003          Staff Survey- data for analysis and monitoring
March 2003             Interim review of data collection project to ensure
                       effective and reliable data for internal monitoring of
                       staff

Spring 2003            Staff Appraisal Report analysis 10% sample review
31 May 2003            First Annual Progress Report.

February 2004          Begin second tranche of Equality Impact
                       Assessments
31 May 2004            Second Annual Progress Report
December 2004          Begin third tranche of Race Equality Impact
                       Assessments
January – April 2005   Review of DTI Equality Scheme
31 May 2005            Publication of revised Race Equality Scheme as a
                       consultation draft.

31 May 2005            Third Annual Progress Report
20 September 2005      End of consultation on draft revised Race Equality
                       Scheme
September – November   Consideration of representations received during the
2005
                       consultation. Preparation of a detailed assessment
                       of responses and where these have been
                       accommodated or not in the Scheme and the
                       reasons for the decisions. Preparation of final
                       version of the Race Equality Scheme.
November 2005   Publication of DTI’s revised Race Equality Scheme –
                revised in the light of the consultation.
November 2005   Publication of summary of responses to consultation
                on draft revised Race Equality Scheme.
                                                                         ANNEX B

   COVERAGE OF DTI RELATED BODIES BY RRAA AND OF DTI RELATED
                   BODIES BY THE DTI SCHEME

Executive Agencies


            NAME                 Covered by   Subject to    Subject to
                                    DTI        general     employment
                                  scheme?       duty?         duty?

Companies House                                               

Employment Tribunals Service                                  

Insolvency Service                                            

National Weights and                                          
Measures Laboratory

Patent Office                                                 

Radiocommunications Agency                                    

Small Business Service                                        



Research Councils

            NAME                 Covered by   Subject to    Subject to
                                    DTI        general     employment
                                  scheme?       duty?         duty?

Biotechnology and Biological         X                         
Sciences Research Council

Council for Central Laboratory       X                         
of the Research Councils

Economic and Social Research         X                         
Council

Engineering and Physical             X                         
Sciences Research Council

Medical Research Council             X                         

Natural Environment                  X                         
Research Council

Particle Physics and                 X                         
Astronomy Research Council
Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies [1]

              NAME                       Covered by   Subject to    Subject to
                                            DTI        general     employment
                                          scheme?       duty?         duty?

Advisory, Conciliation and                   X                          
Arbitration Service

British Hall-marking Council                 X                          X

Coal Authority                               X                          X

Competition Commission                       X             X             X

Consumer Council for Postal                  X                          X
Services

Design Council                               X                          X

Gas and Electricity Consumer                 X                          X
Council

National Consumer Council                    X                          X

National Research                            X             X             X
Development Corporation

Simpler Trade Procedures                                               
Board (SITPRO)

United Kingdom Atomic                        X             [2]          X
Energy Authority

[1] Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) is a body which has a role in the process of national
government but is not a Government Department or part of one. There are 26 executive NDPBs
(including the Research Councils) associated with DTI and its work.

[2] In respect of its public functions



Regional Development Agencies are executive NDPBs which are subject to the
general and specific duties in their own right.

Regional Development Agencies Subject to general                   Subject to employment
                              duty?                                duty?

East Midlands                                                                   

East of England                                                                 

North West                                                                      

One North East                                                                  

South East of England                                                           
South West England                                                                 

Advantage West Midlands                                                            

Yorkshire Forward                                                                  

Note: The London development Agency is part of the office of the mayor of London



Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies which have a legal personality

             NAME                   Covered by         Subject to      Subject to
                                       DTI              general       employment
                                     scheme?             duty?           duty?

Industrial Development                     X                X               X
Advisory Board

Low Pay Commission                                                        X

Womens National Commission                 X                               X

In addition, DTI has 22 Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies to provide advice to Ministers on
specific aspects of the Department's functions.


Advisory Non-Departmental Public bodies (NDPBs) which have no legal
personality

Advisory Committee on Cleaner Coal             Advisory Committee on Work-Life
Technology                                     Balance

Advisory Group on Basic                        Aerospace Committee
Technologies Programme

Agriculture and Environment                    Business Incubation Fund Investment
Biotechnology Commission                       Panel

Council for Science and Technology             Distributed Generation Co-ordinating
                                               Group

Energy Advisory Panel                          Ethnic Minority Business Advisory
                                               Forum

Fuel Cell Advisory Panel                       Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (joint
                                               responsibility with DEFRA)

Import Parity Price Panel                      Intellectual Property Advisory
                                               Committee

International Oil and Gas Business             Measurement Advisory Committee
Advisory Board

Partnership Fund Assessment Panel              Regional Industrial Development
                                               Boards (seven)

Renewables Advisory Board                      Small Business Council
Small Business Investment Task          Spectrum Management Advisory
Force                                   Group



Since these Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies are not legal entities in
themselves, they are not listed as being subject to the general duty. They do not “own”
policies or design them, but deliver advice to Ministers. Any function carried out by DTI
in relation to any of the NDPBs will fall within the scope of the DTI Race Equality
Scheme.

Tribunals

Central Arbitration Committee           Copyright Tribunal

Employment Appeal Tribunal              Employment Tribunals (twenty eight)

Insolvency Practitioners’ Tribunal      Persons Hearing Consumer Credit
                                        Licensing Appeals

Persons Hearing Estate Agents
Appeals

NB: Judicial acts by courts, tribunals, etc are not covered by the RRAA. To allow
civil action against judges would interfere with the concept of judicial immunity.
Immunity is an aspect of the concept of an independent judiciary, a key feature of the
British Constitution. Independence means that the legislature or the executive does not
control judges. The Government believes that the correct venue for challenging judicial
decisions is the Appeal Courts. Any function carried out by DTI in relation to any of the
tribunals will fall within the scope of the DTI Race Equality Scheme. Ethnic monitoring of
the processes in Courts and Tribunals is permitted.

In addition, a number of bodies, which although private exercise certain public functions
for which DTI has a responsibility, have been listed as being subject to the General Duty.
They are not covered by the DTI Scheme.
                                                                        ANNEX C

                        DTI ORGANOGRAM



                                  Ministers


                             Robin Young
                          Permanent Secretary


      Stephen Haddrill                            Directors General
      Director General
     Fair Markets Group


       Angela Mason                               DTI Directorates
         Director                             Heads of Management Units
   Women and Equality Unit


      Hilary Samson-Barry                     Head of Management Units
            Director
Participation and Mainstreaming


        Margaret Scott                  Race Co-ordinators in each Directorate
 Equality Impact Team Leader
                                                                         ANNEX D


CLASSIFICATION - BY RELEVANCE TO THE GENERAL DUTY – OF DTI
FUNCTIONS


GROUP            POLICY AREA          POLICY FUNCTIONS               CLASSIFICATION
British Trade    British Trade        Operated jointly with FCO.     Moderate
International    International        Through Trade Partners UK
                                      and Invest UK provides
                                      advisory and support
                                      services to existing and
                                      prospective exporters and
                                      inward/outward investors.

Business Group   Business Relations   Sponsorship of aerospace,      Moderate
                                      engineering industries,
                                      automotive industries,
                                      manufacturing industries,
                                      metal industries and
                                      shipbuilding.
Business Group   Business/sector      Sponsorship of business        Moderate
                 sponsorship          sectors including textiles,
                                      clothing, footwear,
                                      furniture, leather tanning,
                                      paper and board, printing,
                                      tobacco and retailing.
Business Group   Communications       Co-ordination of UK            Low. Social aspects
                 Industry policy      telecoms regulation. Policy    of IT broadband –
                                      relating to EU telecoms        moderate
                                      initiatives, satellite
                                      communications, global
                                      liberalisations of telecoms.
                                      Innovation in telecoms
                                      policy; broadband, third
                                      generation mobile
                                      communications policy.
                                      Information security for
                                      business. Wireless, internet
                                      and broadcasting regulation.
                                      UK online for business. ICT
                                      advisers in Business Links.
                                      Sponsorship of internet,
                                      software, telecoms,
                                      radiocoms, electronic and IT
                                      services industries.
Business Group   Construction policy      Sponsorship of the              High for “Quality
                                          construction products,
                                                                          Mark” and skills,
                                          materials, contractor and       otherwise low
                                          consultancy industries.
                                          Construction innovation and
                                          research. Economic and
                                          statistical analysis of the
                                          constructions industry.
Business Group   Post Office policy       Post Office reform – setting    Moderate
                                          out the framework for
                                          regulation of postal
                                          services.

Business Group   Regional Policy          Regional Selective              All moderate/high
                                          Assistance and Enterprise       except structural
                                          Grant Scheme. Reviews of        funds – low
                                          the Assisted areas Map and
                                          regional state aids.
                                          Negotiations with the EU on
                                          structural funds.
Business Group   Social Enterprise Unit   Policy on businesses with a     Moderate/high
                                          social purpose whose profits
                                          are reinvested in the
                                          business or community.
Energy Group     Coal policy              Sponsorship of the UK coal      Low, except
                                          industry, the Coal Authority    pensions and health
                                          and the former British Coal.    claims – high
Energy Group     Energy policy            Planning and policy on          Low, except for fuel
                                                                          poverty – moderate
                                          overhead power lines and
                                          power stations. Policy on
                                          sustainable energy (i.e.
                                          renewables/cleaner coal and
                                          research). Joint policy work
                                          with DEFRA and DWP to
                                          address fuel poverty.
                                          International energy
                                          markets policy. Energy
                                          regulation.
Energy Group     Nuclear policy           Safety of the civil nuclear     Low
                                          industry in the UK and
                                          emergency preparedness.

Energy Group     Oil and Gas              Licensing offshore and          Low
                                          onshore oil and gas fields
                                          and pipelines, sponsoring
                                          the offshore supplies sector,
                                          promoting exploration,
                                          sponsorship of the
                                          downstream oil sector,
                                          international oil markets.
Europe and       European Policy          Advice and coordination on      Low
World Trade                               a wide range of EU policy
Policy                                    issues, including single
                                          market, state aids, EMU,
                                    arranging scrutiny by
                                    Parliament of EU proposals,
                                    future EU enlargement.
Europe and     Trade Policy         Putting forward UK view on      Low, except for
World Trade
                                    trade policy in the EU,         specific trade
Policy
                                    OECD and WTO. Bilateral         disputes with a race
                                    trade relations with other      aspect – high
                                    countries. Trade policy and
                                    development.
                                    Commonwealth trade and
                                    economic issues. Trade
                                    barriers in other countries.
                                    Import restrictions,
                                    including international
                                    textile trade.

Fair Markets   Company Law and      Development and                 Low, except for
Group          investigations       administration of company       sponsorship of
                                    law. Investigations and         accountancy –
                                    inspections under               moderate and
                                    Companies Act, Financial        investigations or
                                    Services Act, Insurance         inspections –
                                    Companies Act.                  moderate/high
                                    Sponsorship of accountancy
                                    profession.

Fair Markets   Competition Policy   Responsibility for mergers      Low, except specific
Group                               and monopolies,                 cases notified to EIT
                                    competition policy, including
                                    EU policy on competition,
                                    and international
                                    competition issues.

Fair Markets   Consumer Policy      Oversight of consumer           High
Group                               safety activities covering:
                                    general consumer safety,
                                    research and publicity,
                                    flammability, radiation
                                    safety, accident
                                    surveillance, toys, childcare
                                    articles, fireworks and
                                    chemical safety. Also
                                    supply of goods and
                                    services: e-commerce and
                                    distance selling,
                                    vulnerability of consumers
                                    away from home issues,
                                    consumer credit and estate
                                    agents, misleading claims,
                                    hallmarking, package travel,
                                    sponsorship of consumer
                                    organisations. Consumer
                                    Gateway and NACAB online
                                    services. Debt helpline
                                    pilot.
Fair Markets     Employment             National Minimum Wage; EU         High
Group            Relations              employee involvement
                                        issues; DTI interest in EU
                                        employment law;
                                        Partnership Fund; Working
                                        Time Regulations;
                                        Employment Agency
                                        Standards; trade union law;
                                        individual employment
                                        rights (e.g. part-time
                                        regulations, parental leave);
                                        employment tribunals;
                                        sponsorship of arbitration
                                        bodies and appointments to
                                        them; special employment
                                        rights (e.g. redundancy,
                                        TUPE).

Fair Markets     Women and Equality     Promotion of equality for         High
Group            Unit                   women and other groups,
                                        sponsorship of EOC and
                                        WNC

Business Group   Biotechnology policy   Responsibility to help UK        Moderate
                                        firms compete
                                        internationally and improve
                                        competitiveness through
                                        biotechnology. EU, RSA,
                                        framework programme and
                                        trade issues relevant to the
                                        chemicals and
                                        biotechnology industry
Business Group   Chemicals policy       EU, RSA, framework               Moderate
                                        programme and trade
                                        issues relevant to the
                                        chemicals and
                                        biotechnology industry.
                                        Sponsorship of chemicals,
                                        plastics, rubber, paints and
                                        adhesives industries, agro-
                                        chemicals.



Innovation       British National       Jointly with                     Low
Group            Space Centre           DTI/MOD/DTLR/FCO policy
                                        on civil interests in space.
                                        Obtaining maximum social,
                                        commercial, scientific
                                        benefit for the UK in putting
                                        space to work.

Innovation       Facilitating           Skills, education and            Moderate/high
Group            Innovation             training in ITEC (jointly with
                                        DfES).

Innovation       Innovation Group       Providing innovation             Faradays and Post-
Group                                   services for all size            grad training
                                            companies; including            partnerships,
                                            partnerships between            partnerships with
                                            business/research base,         people, skills
                                            promoting engineering,          scoreboard -
                                            learning from new               moderate/high.
                                            developments overseas,          Eureka – Low,
                                            design policy, skills           Promoting
                                            development in business.        engineering – high



                                            Joint work with
                                            DfES/DWP/DTI promoting
                                            business investment in skills
                                            of its workforce and
                                            promoting enterprise and
                                            promoting enterprise skills
                                            in young people.

Innovation          National                Policy advice and               Low
Group               Measurement System      measurement standards for
                                            the National Measurement
                                            system.

Innovation          Standards and           Provision of measurement        Low
Group               Technical Regulations   standards and removing
                    policy                  trade barriers though
                                            harmonising EU regulations.




Innovation          Technical Innovation    DTI interest in sustainable     Low
Group               and Sustainable         development. Sponsorship
                    Development             of environmental, recycling
                                            and waste management
                                            industries. Policy lead on
                                            overall environmental policy
                                            is with DEFRA.
Office of Science   Science policy          Science budget and              Students grants,
and Technology
                                            sponsorship of the Research     behaviour of
                                            Councils. Public                PSREs – moderate.
                                            understanding of science        Public
                                            and National Science Week.      understanding of
                                            Promoting Science,              science and
                                            Engineering and Technology      consultation issues
                                            for women. Support for          (EM, gender
                                            Government Chief Scientific     perspectives).
                                            Adviser and co-ordination of    Women in science
                                            cross-cutting Government        policy -
                                            wide science issues and         moderate/high.
                                            international science issues.   International
                                            UK participation in EU          science issues –
                                            Framework Programme.            low.
Services Group      Export control and      Administration of export        Low
                    non-proliferation       controls required because of
                                            UN/EU sanctions and for
                                      nuclear, chemical and
                                      biological non-proliferation.


                 DTI DIRECTORATES WITH “SUPPORT” FUNCTIONS
Legal Services   DTI legal advisers   Provide legal advisory          Low
Group                                 services within DTI.
Services Group   DTI finance          Secure, allocate and            Low, except
                                      monitor DTI’s resources in      procurement and
                                      line with the Department’s      Enemy Property
                                      aims and Objectives.            Claims Assessment
                                      Advise Ministers on DTI case    Panel –
                                      to Treasury for public          moderate/high
                                      expenditure. Advice on
                                      Government finance rules,
                                      establishment of Agencies
                                      and efficiency reviews.
                                      Coordinates NAO responses,
                                      responses to Select
                                      Committees, PPP and PFI
                                      within DTI. Assessment of
                                      financial viability of
                                      applicants under grants
                                      schemes. Training staff in
                                      finance issues.
                                      Administrative support to
                                      Enemy Property Claims
                                      Assessment Panel.
                                      Procurement policy in DTI.
Services Group   Buildings and        Provision of accommodation      Low
                 facilities           and facilities for DTI staff.
                 management
Services Group   DTI Internal Audit   Internal review service, to     Moderate
                                      help assess risk and
                                      systems, promote best
                                      practice.

Services Group   DTI knowledge        Promotion of knowledge          Low except enquiry
                 management and       management in DTI.              unit and website
                 modernisation        Modernising Government          design - high
                                      programme.
Services Group   DTI staff            Policy on staff resources,      High
                 employment issues
                                      pay, personnel procedures,
                                      training, IIP, equal
                                      opportunities and diversity
                                      programmes of action,
                                      harassment and bullying
                                      complaints, conditions of
                                      service, leave, personal
                                      injury, retirement and
                                      redundancy policy, postings,
                                      promotions, secondments.

Services Group   Information          Provision of information and    Moderate/low
                 management              library services to DTI staff.
                                         Provision of DTI IT services
                                         ad DTI website.

Strategy Unit    DTI economics and       Provision of central             Moderate
                 statistics              economic and statistical
                                         advice to support DTI
                                         policy-making.
Strategy Unit    DTI press office and    Coverage of DTI’s policies       Moderate/high
                 publications            and activities in the media;
                                         advice on the promotion and
                                         publication of publicity
                                         materials; advice on
                                         printing, internet.


                           DTI EXECUTIVE AGENCIES
GROUP            POLICY AREA       POLICY FUNCTIONS                       CLASSIFICATION
Business Group   Radiocommunicatio Policy and licensing on radio          Low: -spectrum
                 ns Agency         spectrum.                              strategy.
                                                                          Moderate – CB and
                                                                          customer services
Business Group   Small Business         UK strategy for small             High
                 Service                business. Delivery of
                                        business support services in
                                        England and Wales through
                                        Business Link operators.
                                        Delivery of many of the DTI
                                        policy outputs (e.g. on
                                        environmental advice, skills
                                        advice) to small business.
                                        Also UK wide schemes – TCS,
                                        STEP, Small Firms Loan
                                        Guarantee, Inside UK
                                        enterprise, High Technology
                                        Venture Capital Fund,
                                        Community Finance Initiative,
                                        Phoenix Fund.
Innovation       National Weights       Policy on metrology in UK.        Low
Group            and Measures
                                        Technical services such as
                 Laboratory
                                        calibration and equipment
                                        testing. Liaison with Trading
                                        Standards.
Innovation       Patent Office          Administers patents and           Low/moderate
Group                                   designs legislation, including
                                        copyright issues.
Services Group   Companies House        Responsible for company           Moderate/low
                                        registrations and statutory
                                        returns e.g. accounts.
Services Group   Employment             Managing the network of           Moderate
                 Tribunals Service
                                        employment tribunals across
                                        England, Wales and Scotland
                                        (non-judicial functions: LCD
GROUP            POLICY AREA          POLICY FUNCTIONS                   CLASSIFICATION
                                      responsible for judicial
                                      functions).
Services Group   Insolvency Service   Administer and investigate         High
                                      bankruptcies and companies
                                      wound up by the courts and
                                      report criminal offences,
                                      disqualification of directors in
                                      corporate failures.
                                                                               ANNEX E

TRAINING PLAN

Objectives
1      Our training over the first two years of the Scheme will have the following
objectives:
    effective internal and external communication of DTI’s race equality values,
       principles and standards;
          effective internal and external communication of the commitment of the
           Secretary of State, the Permanent Secretary and Senior Civil Service to the
           general and statutory duties;

          raise awareness among staff generally of the general, statutory and specific
           duties, and their implications for the work of the Department;

          provide those employees involved in “high impact” areas with the necessary
           skills and knowledge to screen policies effectively;

          provide those employees involved in the equality impact assessment of
           policies with the necessary skills and knowledge to do this work effectively;

          provide those employees involved in the implementation and monitoring of the
           effective implementation of the Scheme with the necessary skills and
           knowledge to do this work effectively;

          evaluate the extent to which all participants in this training programme have
           acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve each of the above
           objectives.
Training programme
2.     DTI is developing a tiered training programme, to ensure that individual staff each
has the appropriate level of training to understand and deliver the Department’s
commitments under RRAA.

General awareness

3.     DTI is conducting equality awareness training for its staff who are involved in the
implementation of the Scheme. This training will be launched this summer in the form of
an e-learning desk-top tool, available to all staff via their PCs. Its aim is to raise
awareness of the benefits of considering diversity issues in policy making and service
delivery. It includes information on how to mainstream equality in policy making, and
sets out DTI’s statutory duties under both S75 Northern Ireland Act and the Race
Relations (Amendment) Act. The training also contains sources of statistical information
and links to useful websites.

 4.     The Senior Civil Service, whose understanding of, and support for the scheme is
crucial for its effective implementation, are in addition being trained via a series of
seminars. The seminars are raising awareness of DTI duties under both the Race
Relations (Amendment) Act and under S75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Seminars
have taken place in October/November 2001, June July 2002 and more are in
preparation for January/February 2003. With turnover, there is likely to be a need for
annual training.

5.     In addition, DTI courses which cover diversity and equality issues and policy
development will be regularly updated to cover DTI duties under RRAA. These include
induction training for new staff, management courses, recruitment and selection training
and policy related training.
Specific training
6.     DTI has considered more specialised training for those staff in those areas where
a “high” race impact is identified, and in particular where an impact assessment is
required. Staff involved in the management and delivery of DTI’s Scheme, in the
Equality Impact Team and in the staff policy teams, will receive targeted training to
ensure that they have a thorough understanding of race issues.
Communication with staff
7.     Formal training is only part of the process to ensure staff are aware of, and apply
the statutory duties. DTI will maintain awareness through internal communication
channels including the staff newspaper; “DTI News”, staff Intranet and through the
“Equality Drivers” in each Unit through each part of the Department. The Permanent
Secretary, Sir Robin Young, will use appropriate opportunities to highlight the
Department’s commitment to the Scheme, both internally and externally; for example he
opened the series of training seminars for the SCS referred to above, and launched the
e-learning tool on 10 October – these were reported in “DTI News”.
Equality Action Programmes
8.      Since the Department launched its Action Programmes on Race (November 1998),
Widening Opportunities for Women (January 2000) and Disability (October 2000),
Director General Groups within the Department have also had responsibilities for
engaging their staff in discussions and raising awareness of diversity issues. A number
of Groups have run discussion groups or awareness workshops and several have set up
action groups on equality issues to take forward findings from local workshops. Other
activities include informal lunches to discuss equality issues and articles in Directorate
newsletters.

9.     Central activities include lunchtime presentations open to all staff on topics such
as work/life balance, disability (best practice in employment and on the service
provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act), the business case for racial equality
(targeted at staff dealing with ethnic minority business), issues faced by black and Asian
people in defining their identity, celebrating Black History in London, and the reasons for
the Holocaust Memorial Day and its relevance to diversity issues today. Feedback
suggests that they are of value to staff.
10.    The DTI has run two successful events: June 2001 - Diversity Week; September
- November 2002 - Diversity Season. The first was the largest event of its kind then run
by the Department, and the second built on it. All staff in the Department were invited
to attend one or more of the events, whose aims were to encourage staff to think more
about the positive aspects of diversity as well as its three existing action programmes
covering issues surrounding race, gender and disabilities. The programmes were wide-
ranging and varied and promoted a better awareness and understanding of diversity and
the benefits of valuing a diverse workforce. There were some famous and powerful
speakers.
                                                                              ANNEX F


               EXPLANATION OF DTI GRADES AND JOB TITLES


DTI title/grade               Description


Senior Civil Service

Permanent Secretary           Civil Service Head of Department.

Director General              Members of the Departmental Board, each with
                              responsibility for a DTI Group, leading broad
                              policy areas.



Head of Management Unit       Heads of Directorates reporting directly to a
(HMU)                         Director General.

Director                      Head of a Branch or Directorate responsible for a
                              coherent set of policies (includes HMUs).


Agency Chief Executive        Includes HMUs




Mainstream Grades

Band C                        Pay Ranges 11, 10 and 9. Senior management
                              level, team leader, advising on, interpreting and
                              implementing policy.

Band B                        Pay Ranges 8, 7, 6 and 5. Middle and junior
                              management implementing policy and delivering
                              services.

Band A                        Pay Ranges 4, 3, and 2 [3]. Administrative, and
                              clerical support staff.




[3] Pay Range 1 was phased out in 2002.

				
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