Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Investigation
In response to a petition signed by approximately 70 employees of the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center who claim they face a hostile work environment, the Allegheny County Executive directed the Office of the County Manager to investigate their assertions and concerns. The manager’s office conducted this review to gain an understanding of the work environment, processes, and to examine other operational functions of Shuman to address the employees’ aforementioned concerns. This report documents the review results and provides corrective action steps that are to be implemented by Shuman’s Director.
Prior Administration Reports
Allegheny 365 Report
The Allegheny 365 committee was charged by County Executive Dan Onorato on October 20, 2010 to develop an action plan to ensure that all individuals, including those living with disabilities could engage fully in the broad spectrum of county services 365 days of the year. The committee, composed of representatives of academia, business, advocacy groups, and foundations, engaged in a series of meetings and reviews of legal mandates, current operations including employment practices, technologies, organizational design, facility compliance, emergency operations, business practices and best practices offered by other academic and social entities.
Gender and Race Equity Audit
In order to assess the relative position of women and minorities within Allegheny County government, County Council and the County Executive approved Ordinance 29-09-OR (“Ordinance”). The Ordinance required a gender and race equity audit to be conducted. The stated purpose of the audit is to provide “a detailed analysis of payroll data by the gender and race of employees and of human resources policies and practices to identify where gender and race pay differences and gender and race pay issues exist.” The audit was conducted over several months, from May to December 2010. Various information was analyzed, including payroll data, human resources policies, procedures and practices, employee surveys and focus groups, and grievance and complaint records.
Sunset Review Reports
In accordance with the Sunset Review requirements of Article 6, Section 2(h) and Article VII, Section 11 of the Home Rule Charter and Article 1201 of the Administrative Code, the Sunset Review Report contains an overview of County government, a series of recommendations, a detailed analysis of each department and the transcript of the June 19 Sunset Review Public Hearing. The study leading up to the Report was conducted in accordance with the standards of evaluation established in Part 12, Article 1201, Section 5-1201.02 of the Administrative Code.