Release of New Data Dashboard
May 10, 2016
BOSTON - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of a new public-facing dashboard that displays the demographic makeup of City of Boston employees. The Employee Demographics Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind data tool that presents regularly updated statistics on the makeup of City staff in the City of Boston, and was built to support the City's efforts of creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
"This dashboard will help us meet our goal of creating a workforce that is representative of Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "I am proud of our work so far to use data to create a stronger city government, and our diversity dashboard is another tool to help us identify opportunities for improvement."
Created in partnership between the Mayor's Office of Diversity, the Citywide Analytics Team, and the Office of Human Resources, this dashboard is used by the Mayor, Cabinet Chiefs, and City staff to understand existing workforce demographics and to help track progress toward staffing goals.
"Under Mayor Walsh's leadership, I am working with all of our city department heads as well as the community to implement our city's diversity goals and objectives," said Danielson Tavares, Chief Diversity Officer. "Our diversity dashboard will allow us to more clearly review where we need to work to improve."
Built using the same technology that powers the Mayor's and Cabinet dashboards, the employee demographics dashboard displays information on current staffing levels by race, gender, salary, and tenure. Information is sortable by department, and is updated monthly.
"This dashboard is a great example of how the City of Boston uses data and technology to increase transparency and help implement an important policy goal," said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, the City's Chief Information Officer.