OCEI is responsible for ensuring proper and consistent implementation of the City's EEO Policy and other related policies and procedures and provides best practice guidance impacting the workforce across over 80 City government agencies through the work of these three units:
Guides agency EEO Officers on the application of EEO policy; designs and conducts agency case practice reviews; conducts EEO investigations if the agency head or the EEO Officer is the respondent; develops practicum training for agency-level EEO professionals as well as workforce compliance training.
Organizes mandatory EEO best practice meetings; designs and implements Citywide diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives that align with and operationalize legal mandates; reviews and approves agency annual diversity EEO plans and quarterly updates required by the New York City Charter.
Promotes the vision that the City of New York is an employer of choice with a growing, talented and diverse workforce. Conducts extensive outreach to educate the public and current employees on civil service career opportunities and manages the City's 55-a Program that affords qualified persons with disabilities an entry into City government without the need to take civil service exams.