"We make sure employees are protected."
ODCR's goal is to ensure all ICE employees and applicants are treated in a non-discriminatory manner and to see to it that ICE promotes a culturally diverse workforce in which all employees have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. To ensure compliance, ODCR also collects, prepares and safeguards statistics concerning race, national origin, sex and data on individuals with disabilities.
The Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (DCR) directs and integrates the application of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, as well as other applicable non-discrimination complaint systems and affirmative employment programs. We ensure that the rights of employees and applicants are protected and that the agency promotes a proactive equal employment opportunity program. We aim to achieve an ethnically diverse workplace.
It is U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) policy to ensure that employees, applicants for employment and all stake holders are treated in a non-discriminatory manner in compliance with established laws, regulations and Executive Orders. The agency must promote a culturally diverse workforce, create a work environment that allows all employees equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, and incorporate ODCR’s principles into the ICE mission and value system.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Lanum served as Chief of the Policy and Operations Division and later Chief of Diversity Management for the Defense Intelligence Agency where he ensured that equal opportunity and diversity management principals were integrated into the core principles of the agency. Before that assignment, he was the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Director and Chief Diversity Officer of the Naval Sea Systems Command. While serving in that capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of EEO and diversity management for more than 50,000 federal employees and military personnel.Mr. Lanum began his government career in 1979 when he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served for 23 years and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer.
Mr. Lanum is the recipient of two Navy Meritorious Civilian Service medals. He received an undergraduate degree from Excelsior University and holds a Master of Human Resource Management degree from Webster University.
On May 15, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act or No FEAR Act. The Act increased accountability of Federal Departments and Agencies for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees resulting from whistleblower complaints, and complaints before the Merit Systems Protection Board and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Under Title III of the No Fear Act, departments and agencies are required to post on their public websites summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the department or agency.
Both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ICE will post to the respective public websites statistical information in accordance with the No FEAR Act. This data will be updated on a quarterly basis for the current fiscal year.
For further information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights at (202) 732-0192/0193.