Captain William A. Brown, Director
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
The office mission is
to support the core values of the Department, while ensuring fair and equitable
treatment of all Department employees, and persons conducting business with the
Pennsylvania State Police, and ensuring compliance with federal and state
regulations pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Pennsylvania State Police herby gives notice that it is the policy of the
Department to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, E.O. 12898, and related
statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that
no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national
origin, sex, age, or disability, including income-level and Limited English Proficiency (LEP), be excluded from the participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity for which the Pennsylvania State Police receives Federal
The office fulfills
its mission by performing the following major functions:
Education: The EIO provides training to employees and supervisors on topics such
as workplace sexual harassment identification and prevention, and cultural
diversity. Additionally, employees are educated regarding their
rights and avenues of recourse under EIO policies and
laws. The office also meets with management to discuss EIO objectives and future plans for the Department.
The EIO is responsible for ensuring the Department
remains proactive in its support of the Commonwealth’s zero tolerance policies
relating to acts of sexual harassment, discrimination, and inequitable
employment actions. Additional responsibilities include Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint reviews. All inquiry/investigations are
conducted in a prompt, confidential and professional manner, and are reviewed
for appropriate action or referral. Anyone who may have a complaint or
compliment concerning an employee of the Pennsylvania State Police may review
our compliment/complaint procedures.
Monitoring: The EIO monitors personnel
actions by reviewing Equal Employment Review Certificates (EERCs). The
review of EERCs assures equal employment opportunities for all qualified
persons, including minorities, females and the disabled, in the hiring process.
The Commonwealth Contract Compliance Program has been implemented to ensure the
Department contracts business with vendors and companies who do not engage in
discriminatory employment practices.
Recruitment: The EIO assists in various
recruitment efforts throughout the Commonwealth by targeting under-represented
groups, and monitors hiring practices to ensure the Department maintains a
diverse workforce. Recruitment activities include attending conferences,
workshops and meetings with women and minority organizations.
Reporting: The Equal Employment Opportunity
Plan is disseminated annually to provide Department personnel with information
concerning diversity within the Department work force. The plan is also
used to implement and support the Commonwealth’s Equal Opportunity
Programs. The EIO is also responsible for conducting adverse
impact studies, as necessary. EEO Plans and adverse impact studies are
forwarded to the Office of Administration, the Commonwealth’s administrator of
EEO programs, for review. The EIO also prepares the
Department's Contract Compliance Annual Program Report and forwards it to the
Department of General Services for review. If you have an EEO related
complaint, please download and complete this form and mail or fax it to the Equality and Inclusion Office at the address listed above.