Institutional Success - Employee Diversity

Diverse New Hires measures the percentage of diverse new hires each year. The district’s diversity has gradually increased in recent years and reached a high of 35.8% in 2020. The percentage of diverse new hires at Harper in FY2020 reached a high of 39.3%, a 13.4 percentage point increase over FY2019. This percentage represents 33 diverse new hires of the 84 overall new hires. The 2020 improvement target of 35.8%+ was achieved.

Improvement = 35.8%+ – This target varies annually based on district diversity.

The percentage of diverse new hires each year. Note: The classification of diverse is limited to standard Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recognized racial and ethnic categories including African American, America Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.
American Community Survey estimates, Harper College Human Resources (reported year is actual fiscal year) Note: Not included in these data are Adjuncts, Continuing Education Instructors, Clinical Supervisors, Coaches, Contingent Workers, Student Aides, Temporary Employees and Tutors.

Underrepresented Employee Separations measures the percentage of underrepresented employees who separate from the College through voluntary resignation. The FY2019 voluntary separation rate of underrepresented employees had a sharp decrease from 11.0% in FY2018 to 5.9% in FY2019. In FY2020, the voluntary separation rate of underrepresented employees was 6.32% compared to 6.24% for overall employees, a difference of .08% meeting the target.

There is a relatively small number of employees voluntarily resigning from the College each year. For example, 49 employees voluntarily resigned in FY2020, 11 of whom were diverse employees. These small annual numbers lead to increased variability in results from year to year. While the underrepresented employee separation rate had been much higher than the overall employee separation rate for several years, it has been in line with the overall rate since FY2019.

Stretch = he percentage of underrepresented employees who separate from the College should be equal to or less than each year's overall employee separation rate.

The percentage of underrepresented employees who voluntarily separate from the College. Note: The classification of diverse is limited to standard Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recognized racial and ethnic categories including African American, America Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.
Harper College Human Resources Note: Not included in these data are Adjuncts, Continuing Education Instructors, Clinical Supervisors, Coaches, Contingent Workers, Student Aides, Temporary Employees and Tutors.
Last Updated: 8/19/21