Diversity and Inclusion Committee on Equity (DICE)
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee on Equity (DICE) was formed in April 2018 and is comprised of staff from the department who reflect a wide cross section of job types and experiences. The goal of DICE is to proactively eliminate racial inequities and enable the Recreation and Park Department to advance equity and provide opportunities for all – internally as well as externally for the public we serve. DICE sponsored workshops, trainings, and events are geared to help RPD staff heal and transform our structures, our environments and ourselves by shifting the way we make decisions and the way we think about our work and the people with whom we work. One example of DICE’s work is the Equitable Mentoring Best Practices document.
For more information about DICE, please contact:
- Lorraine Banford, Superintendent of Recreation and Community Services at (415) 831-6337 or Lorraine.Banford@sfgov.org
- Melissa Tucker, Principal Human Resources Analyst at (415) 831-2793 or Melissa.Tucker@sfgov.org
Equity/Inclusion-Related Events and Trainings
Beginning FY 19-20, attending at least one equity/inclusion-related event or training during the fiscal year will be required in order to meet the Department’s newest PPAR goal on equity. Check below and often for new trainings, workshops, and classes!
To help RPD employees achieve this new goal, all RPD employees can take a free 45-minute online Implicit Bias training. To access the training, please log into your account in the SF Employee Gateway. You can find the online training under the SF Learning link. Search for the course name: Implicit Bias Online Module (HRD19044). Please save a copy of the certificate of completion at the end of the course for your records. You do not need to send it in as we will update your training history automatically.
Other options for completing the new PPAR goal include the following:
Trainings/Workshops – The following are offered for free!
- Fairness in Hiring Interviews for Panel Members (HRD19039)– Online Training
- The Supervisor’s Role in Creating a Positive Work Environment– This training will be scheduled for a future date.
- Mandatory On-Line Harassment-Prevention training for supervisors– supervisors must take this training every two years.
- DICE training or Equity Workshop– The DICE workshop for March (Gender Equity in the Workplace) will be re-scheduled. Stay tuned for the new date! Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the year.
Classes – The following classes are offered for a fee and require preapproval for reimbursement.
- Creating an Inclusive Environment: An Introduction to Managing Implicit Bias training (supervisors/managers) – Follow the RPD-U Sign Up For A Classinstructions and the CCSF Employee Expense Preapproval Form Once you receive approval, enroll with DHR through: https://sfdhr.org/managing-implicit-bias-creating-awareness-and-building-inclusion
- Communicating Across Cultures: Follow the RPD-U Sign Up For A Classinstructions and the CCSF Employee Expense Preapproval Form Once you receive approval, enroll with DHR through https://sfdhr.org/communicating-across-cultures
- Mastering Emotional Intelligence: Follow the RPD-U Sign Up For A Classinstructions and the CCSF Employee Expense Preapproval Form Once you receive approval, enroll with DHR through https://sfdhr.org/mastering-emotional-intelligence
Rec Program Scholarships
Not only do we care about equity within our organization, we care about equity within our community! We believe that regardless of your socio-economic standing all San Franciscans should be able to participate in our recreation programs and get out and play! We offer assistance to eligible San Francisco residents through our Recreation Scholarship Program. Eligibility in our Scholarship Program gives low income residents to at least a 50% discount and as much as 100% off program registration. Families can enroll by meeting income level restrictions and by submitting documentation of enrollment in other subsidized programs. Scholarships are offered to all of our programs, including Cultural Arts Programs; Community Service Programs such as Tiny Tots; Athletics Programs such as Girls Sports, and Leisure Services Programs such as Aquatics or Outdoor Recreation.
In 2007 the Recreation and Parks Commission established a scholarship program in an effort to ensure that San Francisco residents are not denied the benefits of public recreation due to the inability to pay. The Recreation and Parks Commission believes that every resident should have the opportunity to take part in public recreational programs and classes, which foster human development, promote health and wellness and increase cultural unity. For more information, please visit RPD’s website.