Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Report on its Workforce Diversity

Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Report on its Workforce Diversity

January 19, 2016

On December 22nd, MOJ published a special report commissioned by its Director General Adv., Emi Palmor, which examined the employment of groups defined by government as “eligible for preferential treatment in hiring" to ensure appropriate representation.

According to the Ministry's statement, while "there is no legal obligation for governmental ministries to release data about its workplace diversity, the MOJ sees itself as a leading force in the public sector, which is obligated to the values of appropriate representation and works to realize them in practice". The report addressed the current MOJ workforce composition in terms of representation of women, Ethiopian-Israelis, people with disabilities and Arab citizens.

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A Government Resolution from November 2007 set a specific target of reaching 10% Arab employees in the public sector by the end of 2012. According to State Civil Service Commission, at the end of 2014 (last available data) Arabs (including Druze) constituted 8.9% of publicsector employees and the goal of reaching 10% representation was extended until the end of 2015.

Increasing Arab integration into civil service careers is seen as vital for greater social cohesion, greater visibility of Arabs in the public sphere and enhanced trust in the public sector, as well as  an example for the private sector.

 

Listen to Director General Adv., Emi Palmor's webinar with the Task Force in which she discussed her vision of diversity in government workforce

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