Weaver Appointed to Blue Ribbon Commission by Mayor Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric ­­­Garcetti has appointed Mary Weaver, Executive Director, to his newly-formed Commission on Employment Equity. The Com­mission’s charge is to address the Citywide need to increase ­em­ployment amongst Angelenos with criminal rec­ords. The Commission will begin meeting in June with a focus on persuading local employers to change their hiring practices to include the following:  1) Refrain from making criminal record inquiries until a conditional offer of employment is extended; 2) Refrain from making credit history inquiries unless the position involves public safety, financial fiduciary responsibilities or is an executive position; and, 3) Work to develop recruitment and “on-boarding” policies of communities who are historically, disproportionately unemployed and under-employed, including communities of color, youth, veterans, the unsheltered and people with criminal records.