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ALCOAST 379/11 COMDTNOTE 5354 SUBJ: OPERATIONAL TASKING (OPTASK) DIVERSITY FY2011 SITREP THREE

ALCOAST 379/11 COMDTNOTE 5354 SUBJ: OPERATIONAL TASKING (OPTASK) DIVERSITY FY2011 SITREP THREE

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A. COAST GUARD DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN
B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 221412Z DEC 09/OPTASK DIVERSITY
1. IN JAN 2010, COMMANDER ATLANTIC AREA (LANTAREA), COMMANDER PACIFIC
AREA (PACAREA), DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR OPERATIONS (DCO), AND DEPUTY
COMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT (DCMS) DEVELOPED DIVERSITY ACTION
PLANS RELEVANT TO THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS IN AN EFFORT TO OPTIMIZE
WORKFORCE READINESS AND MEET THE MARITIME CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST
CENTURY. THE RESULTANT PLANS IDENTIFIED ACTION ITEMS THAT WOULD HELP
THE COAST GUARD ACHIEVE ITS STRATEGIC DIVERSITY GOALS AS OUTLINED IN
REF A.
A. COAST GUARD DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN
B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 221412Z DEC 09/OPTASK DIVERSITY
1. IN JAN 2010, COMMANDER ATLANTIC AREA (LANTAREA), COMMANDER PACIFIC
AREA (PACAREA), DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR OPERATIONS (DCO), AND DEPUTY
COMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT (DCMS) DEVELOPED DIVERSITY ACTION
PLANS RELEVANT TO THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS IN AN EFFORT TO OPTIMIZE
WORKFORCE READINESS AND MEET THE MARITIME CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST
CENTURY. THE RESULTANT PLANS IDENTIFIED ACTION ITEMS THAT WOULD HELP
THE COAST GUARD ACHIEVE ITS STRATEGIC DIVERSITY GOALS AS OUTLINED IN
REF A.

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R 101635Z AUG 11ALCOAST 379/11COMDTNOTE 5354SUBJ: OPERATIONAL TASKING (OPTASK) DIVERSITY FY2011 SITREP THREEA. COAST GUARD DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLANB. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 221412Z DEC 09/OPTASK DIVERSITY1. IN JAN 2010, COMMANDER ATLANTIC AREA (LANTAREA), COMMANDER PACIFICAREA (PACAREA), DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR OPERATIONS (DCO), AND DEPUTYCOMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT (DCMS) DEVELOPED DIVERSITY ACTIONPLANS RELEVANT TO THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS IN AN EFFORT TO OPTIMIZEWORKFORCE READINESS AND MEET THE MARITIME CHALLENGES OF THE 21STCENTURY. THE RESULTANT PLANS IDENTIFIED ACTION ITEMS THAT WOULD HELPTHE COAST GUARD ACHIEVE ITS STRATEGIC DIVERSITY GOALS AS OUTLINED INREF A.2. REF B REQUIRES THAT QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS AND UPDATES BESUBMITTED TO DCMS. THE FOLLOWING UPDATES ARE PROVIDED TO OUTLINE THEPROGRESS AND INITIATIVES THAT HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN THE LASTQUARTER.A. THE COAST GUARD WAS RECOGNIZED FOR ITS DIVERSITY ANDINCLUSIONSTRATEGIES AND INITIATIVES BY THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT(OPM). THE OPM-SPONSORED STUDY OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND FEDERALGOVERNMENT RANKED THE COAST GUARD IN THE TOP TEN FOR DIVERSITY BESTPRACTICES. A BACKBONE TO THIS FINDING IS OUR DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN(REF A). AVAILABLE AT WWW.USCG.MIL/DIVERSITY, REF A BUILDS UPON THEPROGRESS WE HAVE ACHIEVED AND FOR WHICH WE CONTINUE TO STRIVE, ANDPROVIDES DIRECTION FOR OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO SUSTAIN THE COASTGUARD AS A LEADER IN DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND A MODEL FOR THE NATION.B. IN SUPPORT OF GOAL 5 OF REF A (OPTIMIZE TRAINING ANDEDUCATIONTO ENHANCE DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILL SETS), THE COASTGUARD PROVIDED A ROBUST PRESENCE AT THIS YEARS ASSOCIATION OF NAVALSERVICES OFFICERS (ANSO) SYMPOSIUM. THIS YEARS SYMPOSIUM PROVIDEDNUMEROUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AND MENTORING/NETWORKINGOPPORTUNITIES. AIMED AT INCREASING RETENTION, AFFINITY GROUPS SUCH ASTHIS PROVIDE INVALUABLE CAREER GUIDANCE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OPENLEADERSHIP DISCUSSIONS WHICH OPTIMALLY POSITION OUR MEMBERS TO REACHTHEIR FULL POTENTIAL.C. FUSING OUR DIVERSITY OUTREACH EFFORTS WITH THE COMMANDANTSVISION OF STRENGTHENING OUR PARTNERSHIPS, THE COAST GUARD ENHANCEDOUR COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE)BY HOSTING NSBES ANNUAL NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AT THE COASTGUARD ACADEMY. THE CONFERENCE BROUGHT NSBES COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP TONEW LONDON FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUPLED WITH A SHOWCASE OFCOAST GUARD HISTORY, HERITAGE, AND AVAILABLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.THE CONFERENCE STRENGTHENED OUR RESPECTIVE GOALS OF PROMOTINGSCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH EDUCATION ANDOPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES.D. IN TRUE RECOGNITION OF AN ALL-HANDS COMMITMENT TO THEDIVERSITY OUTREACH MISSION, MEMBERS OF TEAM COAST GUARD AND SENIORLEADERSHIP VOLUNTEERED AND PARTICIPATED IN THE 2011 WORLD CHILDRENSFESTIVAL. THE FESTIVAL, LOCATED ON THE NATIONAL MALL AND HELD EVERYFOUR YEARS, BROUGHT CHILDREN AND DELEGATES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TOCELEBRATE UNITY AND PROMOTE STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY. OVER 50 COASTGUARD ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, AUXILIARY AND CIVILIAN MEMBERS SHOWCASEDTHE SERVICES MISSIONS THROUGH VARIOUS WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES TOOVER 5,000 ATTENDEES.E. AS A RESULT OF OUR EXTENSIVE AND COLLECTIVE OUTREACH EFFORTS,THE COAST GUARD WAS RECOGNIZED AS A TOP SUPPORTER OF HISTORICALLY
 
BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) BY CAREER COMMUNICATIONSGROUP, INC. THE AWARD WAS GIVEN TO ORGANIZATIONS WHO PROVIDEDEXEMPLARY SUPPORT IN AREAS SUCH AS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, INTERNSHIPSAND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW THATTHE COAST GUARD WAS AWARDED THIS DISTINCTION. MR ODOM ACCEPTED THEAWARD ON BEHALF OF THE SERVICE.F. TO FURTHER COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE COAST GUARD AND HBCU, AMEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE COAST GUARD ANDHAMPTON UNIVERSITY IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. SPEARHEADED BY RADM COOK,THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES FACULTY AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ANDINTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WHILE SUPPORTING COAST GUARD CIVILIAN ANDMILITARY RECRUITMENT EFFORTS.G. IN SUPPORT OF GOAL 3 OF REF A (EXPAND OUTREACH TO ACHIEVEACCESS OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS), NUMEROUSENTITIES FROM THROUGHOUT TEAM COAST GUARD COLLABORATED WITH THE GREATMINDS IN STEM ORGANIZATION TO CONDUCT A VIVA TECHNOLOGY EVENT INCOMPTON, CA. HELD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, VIVA TECHNOLOGY SESSIONSARE DESIGNED TO ENGAGE INNER-CITY AND RURAL K-12 STUDENTS, TEACHERSAND PARENTS IN ACTIVITIES THAT STIMULATE THEIR INTEREST AND ACADEMICACHIEVEMENT IN STEM SUBJECTS.H. THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH DEANS OF VARIOUS HBCU SCHOOLS OFENGINEERING, THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY BEGAN A STEM SUMMER MENTORSHIPPROGRAM. UTILIZING EIGHT HBCU STEM JUNIORS, THE PROGRAM WILL HELP THECOAST GUARD ENHANCE STEM OUTREACH INTO UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES.I. REINFORCING THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY AND THE VITAL ROLE OFSENIOR LEADERSHIP IN SHAPING OUR WORKFORCE, COAST GUARD LEADERSHIPWAS WELL REPRESENTED AT OVER 20 OUTREACH EVENTS AND AFFINITY GROUPCONFERENCES THIS QUARTER SUCH AS:(1) ADM PAPP, VADM BROWN, RADM CASTILLO, MCPO-CG LEAVITT - ANSO(2) VADM BRICE-OHARA - 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF COASTGUARDPARTNERSHIP IN EDUCATION(3) VADM CURRIER, MS. PHAN - ASIAN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVESNETWORK (AAGEN)(4) RADM MAY - SOCIETY OF AMERICAN INDIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES(SAIGE)J. IN SUPPORT OF GOAL 2 OF REF A (FULLY UTILIZE COMMUNICATIONANDFOCUS GROUPS TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE CULTURAL CLIMATE), PACIFIC AREAAND ATLANTIC AREA HAVE ESTABLISHED LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITYMANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AND STAFF LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY ADVISORYCOUNCILS (LDACS) IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS DIVERSITY ISSUESIMPACTING THE WORKFORCE. THE LDACS WILL SOLICIT INPUT ON A QUARTERLYBASIS FROM ALL PERSONNEL ON LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENTISSUES, PROVIDE OPEN AND HONEST FORUMS FOR DISCUSSION OF TOPICSSUBMITTED BY MEMBERS, AND OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS TO EACH COMMANDER ONLEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY ISSUES IMPACTING THEIR RESPECTIVE STAFFS.K. AN EXAMPLE OF AN AFFINTY GROUP BEST PRACTICE, AVIATIONTRAINING CENTER (ATC) MOBILE FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED SIX OF ITSMEMBERS, BOTH OFFICER AND ENLISTED, TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL ANSOSYMPOSIUM. ATC MOBILES COMMITMENT WAS NOTED BY ADM PAPP AND MCPO-CGLEAVITT AND SERVES AS A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR OTHER UNITS OF THEEXECUTION AND PRIORITIZATION OF DIVERSITY EFFORTS AT THE UNIT LEVEL.ADDITIONALLY, RECOGNIZING THE SCHEDULING CONFLICT BETWEEN THESYMPOSIUM AND THE SERVICE-WIDE EXAMINATION, THE COMMAND DISPLAYEDFURTHER DEDICATION TO ITS MEMBERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOAL 1OF REF A (ASSURE A DIVERSE WORKFORCE THROUGH ALL-HANDS COMMITMENTWITH LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY) BY MAKING APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS TOPROCTOR THE EXAM FOR A MEMBER WHILE AT THE EVENT.L. INCREASED OUTREACH AND RECRUITING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE

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