DRAFT FY12-16 VA Strategic Plan for Hispanic Outreach and

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					Department of Veterans Affairs
Hispanic Employment Program

  Briefing for the 2nd Annual HEP Summit
  By Arlene Gonzalez, National HEP Mgr.

  June 25, 2012
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       Office of Diversity & Inclusion
                   Workforce Analysis Team
                   Manages the workforce planning and analysis system,
                   conducts technical assistance and training, creates
                   analytical tools and techniques in the area of diversity for
                   managers and supervisors, performs adverse impact
                   assessments and prepares ad-hoc reports.
                   Outreach and Retention Team
                   Develops diversity and affirmative employment policy,
                   manages special emphasis programs, provides guidance on
                   diversity internships, produces a majority of the
Georgia Coffey     Department's annual diversity reports, conducts Technical
Deputy Assistant   Assistance Reviews (TARs), and facilitates outreach with
                   community and VA supervisors to increase diversity
   Secretary       awareness and opportunities.

                   Training and Communications Team
                   Provides diversity and inclusion training (online and onsite),
                   distributes weekly diversity news updates and bimonthly
                   newsletter, produces monthly video news program, and
                   prepares various how-to guides and special reports, and
                   maintains the ODI Web site.
    Hispanics in the VA Workforce Have Increased
               Less Than 1% Since 1997
                                  Total Number: 21,053 in 2011

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                                                  6.71   6.64         6.75   6.68   6.68
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                           National 2010 CLF for Hispanics = 14.8
3                          National 2000 CLF for Hispanics = 10.7
2                          VA 2000 RCLF for Hispanics = 7.44

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     Hispanics in the VA Workforce
         Total Number: 21,053
• As of year end                      Hisp Perm Rep
  FY11, Hispanics        6.8
  represented           6.75
  6.68% of the total     6.7
  VA workforce.         6.65
                         6.6
• This rate reflected   6.55
  a decrease of          6.5
  0.07% from the
                        6.45
  FY10 rate of
                         6.4
  Hispanic
  participation of      6.35
  6.75 percent.                2007   2008   2009   2010   2011
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       VA-Wide Employment Representation Compared to Civilian Labor
       Force (CLF) and Relevant Civilian Labor Force (RCLF)
60%



50%

                                                                            Employee Count
40%
                                                                           FY2009   295,654

30%
                                                                           FY2010   307,322

                                                                           FY2011   315,116
20%



10%



0%


           Whit                   Hispa
      Whit            Black Hispa            Asian Nativ Nativ Amer Amer Two Two
              e Black              nic Asian
       e              Fema nic               Fema e        e ican ican or or
           Fema Male              Fema Male
      Male              le Male                le Haw Haw India India More More
             le                     le             aiian aiian n     n Race Race
                                                   Male Fema Male Fema s      s

                              * Permanent and Temporary
                              * RCLF as of FY2011
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                       Onboard Representation by Administration
                                    VACO                        VHA                        VBA                        NCA

                            Total                       Total                      Total                      Total
                          Onboard     Participation   Onboard    Participation   Onboard    Participation   Onboard       Participatio   RCLF
                           during         Rate         during        Rate         during        Rate         during         n Rate
                            FY11                        FY11                       FY11                       FY11
White Male                 5,070           41.51%     66,248          23.58%      6,408          31.61%       910           53.19%       25.13%
White Female               2,784           22.79%     104,574         37.23%      5,953          29.36%       232           13.56%       47.87%
Black Male                 1,309           10.72%      24,116         8.58%       2,233          11.01%      200            11.69%       3.13%
Black Female               1,449           11.86%     40,678          14.48%      3,323          16.39%       121           7.07%        8.13%
Hispanic Male               519            4.25%       8,602          3.06%        585           2.89%        129           7.54%        3.11%
Hispanic Female             251            2.05%      10,394          3.70%        544           2.68%        29            1.69%        4.33%
Asian Male                 368             3.01%       7,483          2.66%        271           1.34%        37            2.16%        2.39%
Asian Female                197            1.61%       12,701         4.52%        245           1.21%        12            0.70%        3.22%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific
                            10             0.08%        245           0.09%        31            0.15%        4             0.23%        0.03%
Islander Male

Native Hawaiian/Pacific
                            9              0.07%        344           0.12%        18            0.09%        0             0.00%        0.06%
Islander Female
American Indian Male        73             0.60%       1,230          0.44%        147           0.73%        10            0.58%        0.31%
American Indian Female      42             0.34%       1,942          0.69%        168           0.83%        4             0.23%        0.62%
Two or More Races Male      79             0.65%        893           0.32%        145           0.72%        17            0.99%        0.34%
Two or More Races
                            55             0.45%       1,466          0.52%       203            1.00%        6             0.35%        0.54%
Female
       TOTAL              12,215        99.99%        280,916         99.99%     20,274      100.01%         1,711          99.98%       99.21%




                                                                                  * Red font means less than expected
                                                                                    participation relative to the RCLF.

                                                                                  * Permanent and Temporary
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  Veteran Onboard Representation by Administration
                                    VACO                     VHA                            VBA                            NCA

                            Total                    Total                         Total                           Total
                          Onboard                  Onboard                       Onboard                         Onboard
                                      % Veterans               % Veterans                       % Veterans                       % Veterans
                           during                   during                        during                          during
                            FY11                     FY11                          FY11                            FY11

White Male                 3,045       60.06%      34,933       52.73%             4,431         69.15%            778            85.49%
White Female               452         16.24%      12,363       11.82%             1,288         21.64%             77            33.19%
Black Male                 978         74.71%      18,398       76.29%             1,863         83.43%            178            89.00%
Black Female               347         23.95%       7,788       19.15%             1,183         35.60%             44            36.36%
Hispanic Male              360         69.36%       5,034       58.52%              489          83.59%            119            92.25%
Hispanic Female             61         24.30%       1,372       13.20%              169          31.07%             11            37.93%
Asian Male                 136         36.96%       1,818       24.30%              190          70.11%             35            94.59%
Asian Female                24         12.18%       565            4.45%            42           17.14%             2             16.67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander Male
                            7          70.00%       151         61.63%              28           90.32%             3             75.00%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander Female
                            2          22.22%        75         21.80%               5           27.78%             0             0.00%

American Indian Male        50         68.49%       656         53.33%              112          76.19%             10           100.00%
American Indian Female      6          14.29%       237         12.20%              23           13.69%             0             0.00%
Two or More Races Male      53         67.09%       572         64.05%              104          71.72%             13            76.47%
Two or More Races
Female
                            24         43.64%       300         20.46%              57           28.08%             1             16.67%

TOTAL                     5,545        45.40%      84,262      30.00%             9,984          49.25%           1,271          74.28%


                                                                           * The Secretaries goal is for Veterans to represent
                                                                           40 percent of the workforce by 2014.

                                                                           * Permanent and Temporary
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             Veteran Onboard Representation
             VA-Wide
                                                                     Total Onboard
                                                                                      % Veterans
                                                                      during FY11

White Male                                                              43,187         54.92%
White Female                                                            14,180         12.49%
Black Male                                                              21,417         76.88%
Black Female                                                             9,362         20.54%
Hispanic Male                                                            6,002         61.03%
Hispanic Female                                                          1,613         14.38%
Asian Male                                                               2,179         26.71%
Asian Female                                                              633           4.81%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Male                                     189          65.17%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Female                                   82           22.10%
American Indian Male                                                      828          56.71%
American Indian Female                                                    266          12.34%
Two or More Races Male                                                    742          65.43%
Two or More Races Female                                                  382          22.08%
TOTAL                                                                   101,062        32.07%


                                          * The Secretaries goal is for Veterans to
                                          represent 40 percent of the workforce by
                                          2014.

                                          * Permanent and Temporary
           Hires and Separations
• VA hired a total of
                                     Rates of
  24,816 permanent
                        6.045   Hires/Separations
  employees during                             6.04
  FY11. Of these,        6.04
  1,494 (6.02%)         6.035
  were Hispanic.         6.03
                        6.025
                                   6.02
• 22,051 employees       6.02
  were separated in     6.015
  FY11. Of these         6.01
  1,332 or 6.04%                   Hires     Separations
  were Hispanic.
Senior Executive Service Permanent
Employment Representation

 60%


 50%


 40%


 30%


 20%                                                   * Title 38 SES Equivalents Included
                                                       * VA - Wide
 10%


  0%


            Whit                   Hispa                  Nativ       Amer         Two
       Whit            Black Hispa            Asian Nativ       Amer         Two
               e Black              nic Asian                 e        ican         or
        e              Fema nic               Fema e             ican         or
            Fema Male              Fema Male              Hawa        India       More
       Male              le Male                le Hawa         India       More
              le                     le                    iian          n        Races
                                                     iian          n        Races
                                                          Fema        Fema        Fema
                                                    Male        Male        Male
                                                             le          le         le
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 Leadership Grades (13-15) Permanent Representation

45%

40%

35%

30%                                                            * GS/GM Grades Only
                                                               * VA - Wide
25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%


             Black Male   Hispanic   Asian Male    Native
White Male                                                  American    Two or
                           Male                   Hawaiian
                                                           Indian Male More Races
                                                   Male
                                                                         Male
                                                                                     12



          Grades (9-12) Permanent Representation

45%

40%

35%

30%

25%
                                                              * GS/GM Grades Only
20%                                                           * VA - Wide
15%

10%

5%

0%


           Whit                   Hispa                  Nativ       Amer         Two
      Whit            Black Hispa            Asian Nativ       Amer         Two
              e Black              nic Asian                 e        ican         or
       e              Fema nic               Fema e             ican         or
           Fema Male              Fema Male              Hawa        India       More
      Male              le Male                le Hawa         India       More
             le                     le                    iian          n        Races
                                                    iian          n        Races
                                                         Fema        Fema        Fema
                                                   Male        Male        Male
                                                            le          le         le
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                  Grades (1-8) Permanent Representation

40%

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%


           Whit                   Hispa                  Nativ       Amer         Two
      Whit            Black Hispa            Asian Nativ       Amer         Two
              e Black              nic Asian                 e        ican         or
       e              Fema nic               Fema e             ican         or
           Fema Male              Fema Male              Hawa        India       More
      Male              le Male                le Hawa         India       More
             le                     le                    iian           n       Races
                                                    iian          n        Races
                                                         Fema        Fema        Fema
                                                   Male        Male        Male
                                                            le          le         le

                                                        * GS/GM Grades Only
                                                        * VA - Wide
                VA Workforce and 2000
                 Civilian Labor Force
              Veterans Affairs                                2000 CLF


                                 White
               1.14
                0.91
          6.760.21               Black                                0.6
                                                                     0.2
                                                                   3.6 1.6
       6.68                                                 10.7
                                 Hispanic
                                                     10.5
                                 Asian/Pacific Isl

23.3                             Nat Hawaiian
                         60.98
                                 Amer Ind/Alask                              72.7

                                 Unspecified
 16
         FY11 Hispanic Representation
         14.8
 14           by Sub-Component
  12
                       10.7
 10
                                                                               8.76
   8                                7.44
                                                  6.81         6.91
                                                                                      6.36
   6                                                                    5.65

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       2010 CLF *           VA 2000 RCLF                      VHA              NCA

* OPM reported 14.8 CLF to the President in their annual Hisp report.
       FY11 Hispanic Male Representation
                by Component
8
                                            6.95
7
      6.2
6
5
                                                   4.28
4
              3.1      3.18   3.13   2.93
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    2000 CLF VA RCLF   ALL    VHA    VBA    NCA     Staff
      MEN                                          Offices
FY11 Hispanic Female Representation
           by Component
 5
        4.5
4.5               4.34
 4                         3.63   3.78
3.5
 3                                       2.72
2.5
                                                       2.08
 2                                              1.81
1.5
  1
0.5
 0
                 VA RCLF   ALL    VHA    VBA    NCA     Staff
      2000 CLF
                                                       Offices
      WOMEN
VA Strategic Plan for
Hispanic Employment,
Outreach and Retention
FY12 - 16
        Guiding Principles
• To ensure the alignment of efforts with
  OPM Hispanic Council Recommendations
  and the VA Diversity and Inclusion Plan

• To enhance coordination of outreach and
  recruitment efforts

• To enhance collaboration in the
  development of initiatives
Plan Goal #1
To ensure that the VA workforce is
diverse, high performing and
reflective of all segments of society,
inclusive of the Hispanic
community and Hispanic Veterans
  • Identify and Eliminate Barriers
  • Improve Hispanic participation
Plan Goal #2
 To ensure that the VA workplace is
 inclusive of Hispanic Americans,
 evidenced by increased retention
 and advancement of Hispanics in
 the VA workforce in accordance
 with merit principles.
   • Leverage talent
   • Career and Leadership
     development
Plan Goal #3
Facilitate outstanding culturally
competent public service and Hispanic
stakeholder relations through effective
leadership and accountability.
  • Service to Veterans
  • Strengthen partnerships
  • Education and training
Group Review of Strategic Plan
Two New HEP Initiatives …
Student Outreach and Retention
           Program

                S.O.A.R.

              •Ambassadors
              •Mentoring
              •Drop Out Prevention
State of Education in Hispanic
Community
•In 2009, the Hispanic high school
drop out rate of 16 through 24 year
olds was more than triple that of
whites (17.6% and 5.2% respectively).

•Drop out rate for Hispanics in this
age group was
    • 28.6% in 1999
    • 32.4% in 1990
    • 35.2% in 1980.

• 2009 drop out rates for Blacks
was 9.3%; for Asians 3.4% and
American Indian/Alaskan Natives
13.2%.


Source: Dept of Education / Fast Facts http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=16
  Unemployment and Poverty
•In 2011, the National Council of La Raza reported that the
school dropout rate among Hispanics reached 28%.

• 40 percent of Latinos age 25 and up and without high school
diplomas are currently unemployed or have only a temporary
job.

•23% of Hispanics 15 to 26 live below poverty line.
College Drop-Outs
•4 year College drop out rates are alarming …
  • 57% of White students finish their degree
  • 44% of Hispanics graduate
  • 39% of Blacks graduate

•Student populations at greater risk of dropping out
include those who
  • are the first in their family to attend college
  • those who have limited English proficiency
  • nontraditional students such as returning adult students

•Drop out rates are higher at Community Colleges.
Community Outreach and
Communications Initiative (COCI)



 •Outreach

 •Communications (webinars, Facebook)

 •National Database
Questions?

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
POC: Hispanic Employment Program,
      Arlene Gonzalez 202-461-4041
      arlene.gonzalez2@va.gov

				
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