Equal Employment Opportunity Programs

Civil Rights, EEO and Health & Safety

Equal Employment Opportunity Programs

Pursuant to Government Code section 19795, subdivision (a), the Cal OES Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program, administered under the direction of Robin Frazier, EEO Officer, reporting directly to the director of Cal OES, Mark Ghilarducci, is responsible for ensuring Cal OES has non-discriminatory employment policies and practices and provides EEO to all job applicants and employees. The EEO Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and monitoring the Cal OES EEO Program. Additionally, the EEO Officer is responsible for bringing issues of concern regarding equal employment opportunity to the appointing power, and recommending administrative changes as necessary for the effective implementation of the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP).


EEO Officer Roles & Responsibilities

The EEO Officer is responsible for providing agency-wide leadership to achieve equal employment opportunity in every aspect of employment. The EEO Officer monitors Cal OES’ recruitment, examination, hiring, and retention policies and procedures to ensure that no non-job-related barriers or discriminatory practices exist. In addition, the EEO Officer shall monitor, analyze, and report on appointments of employees and the composition of oral examination panels.

It is the mission of the Cal OES EEO Office to enhance careers within the agency by:

  • Allowing all employees the opportunity to express their concerns within an approved and uniform filing process;

  • Assuring all employees that allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation receive prompt and impartial consideration; 

  • Assisting in ensuring complaints are resolved at the lowest appropriate organizational level; 

  • Providing management the opportunity to change inappropriate attitudes and practices through education, training, and corrective action.

EEO Policy Statement

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in both employment and in the delivery of services. Cal OES is committed to ensuring that the work environment of its employees, volunteers, grant subrecipients, and contractors are free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on the following:

  • Age (40 and over)

  • Ancestry

  • Color

  • Religious Creed (including religious dress and grooming practices

  • Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave

  • Disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS

  • Marital Status

  • Medical Condition (cancer and genetic characteristics)

  • Genetic Information

  • Military and Veteran Status

  • National Origin (including language and use restrictions)

  • Race

  • Sex, Gender (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy)

  • Gender Identity, Gender Expression

  • Sexual Orientation


Utilization Analysis and Strategies

Cal OES is committed to a workforce that represents the State of California workforce and will review the composition of the applicant pool for all vacancies to identify under-representation. For any position that may be under-represented, Cal OES will do the following:

  • Review the applicant flow data to determine whether any step in the selection process for these positions may have had a significant impact on screening out applicants of a particular gender, race, national background, or color and will consider modifying its candidate selection process.

  • Cal OES will enhance outreach efforts that target a diverse candidate pool.
    The Cal OES EEO Office continues to educate hiring managers concerning hiring practices and the inclusion of a diverse interview panel when hiring for all positions. The Cal OES EEO Officer will continue the practice of analyzing the composition of the interview panel.


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