By Katie Hawkins Sir Richard Wilson, head of the Home Civil Service, said,”This is ground-breaking research. It shows the Civil Service ReformProgramme is making progress on diversity and is outscoring other public andprivate-sector organisations on employee perceptions of fairness and equality. Comments are closed. The Diversity Study was carried out by ORC International andwas sent to 16,484 civil servants. The response rate was just under 50 percent. But 71 per cent of civil servants agree that theorganisation is an equal opportunities employer compared to an average of 67per cent for other public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Sixty-one per cent feel they can balance their home andworking lives without hindering their career, although 19 per cent do not feelthis is possible. The Civil Service claims that its ground-breaking staffresearch shows that good progress is being made on fairness and equality in itsworkplace. Furthermore, 60 per cent of respondents feel they aretreated with fairness and respect, compared with 52 per cent of employees inother organisations. More than a fifth of ethnic minority staff in the CivilService believe they have been treated unfairly as a result of their race,claims the research. Previous Article Next Article Civil Service study shows progress in race equalityOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today The diversity study looked at staff perceptions of the CivilService as an equal opportunities employer, and the organisation claims itshows it has achieved higher than average levels of fairness and equality forstaff. Seventeen per cent of disabled staff say they have beendiscriminated against due to their disability, and 20 per cent of staff who areprimary carers say they have been treated unfairly as a result of theirresponsibilities. “Using the findings of this research, we have been workingwith every department and agency to develop new and innovative ways of ensuringfairness and equality for all and making the best use of the diversity oftalent we have in the service.” But the figures also suggest discrimination against ethnicminority and disabled staff. Related posts:No related photos.