Employment Equity

Lesley Harbern made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Lesley Harbern

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I am interested in employment equity and fairness

Please quantify your gender paygap (if possible not just binary male-female but incorporating other gender identifications too). Please also give numbers of your employees are of which genders at each tier of your hierarchy.

Please also provide the same information regarding the other following demographics (to the extent that it is held, it is understood that you may not have all of this data):
Marital status
Religious belief
Ethical belief
Ethnic origins
National origins
Disability
age
Political opinion
Employment status immediately prior to be employed by yourselves
Sexual orientation
Physical appearance/body type characteristics

Please explain what you are doing to actively address any disparities in any of these areas.

Please explain how you go about preventing and combating conscious discrimination and prejudice in these areas.

Please explain how you go about preventing and combating unconscious discrimination and prejudice in these areas.

Please be aware that providing policy documents that state these discriminations and prejudices are not acceptable does not constitute an answer to these queries. Policy documents are not action. What actual actions are you taking.

Please explain how you go about preventing and combating wrongful interpersonal behaviour such as workplace bullying and harassment even if it is not specific to any of these demographics.

Please provide for the last seven years how many complaints of conscious or unconscious discrimination, bullying, harassment, sexual harassment have been made. Also please provide the number of times people raised these incidents but did not lodge a formal complaint.
Please explain how many of these cases were investigated and whether they were investigated by your own people or external parties. Please explain how you decide if an internal or external person is suitably qualified and skilled and has the integrity needed for the investigation.
Please explain what actions have been taken against the perpetrators whose actions gave rise to the complaints. 

Yours faithfully,

Lesley Harbern

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Tçnâ koe Lesley,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 5 November 2019

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Tçnâ koe Lesley,

Please refer to the attached correspondence, which provides the Department’s decision on your OIA request.

Ngâ mihi,

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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