Your organization has contracted with Humanize Us All (HUA) to gain valuable knowledge about how well your organization is living up to its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
The survey method is an online self-administered questionnaire. The design is cross-sectional with the potential to be longitudinal with repeat assessments. The survey is to be completed at the convenience of the participant within the timeframe allotted by the organization.
Potential risks to taking this survey are the experience of answering personal questions about race, gender, ability, sexuality and other potentially sensitive identity markers. The survey also asks questions about possible experience with or knowledge of discrimination or potentially traumatic events at work.
Potential benefits of taking the survey are knowledge and better information to develop programs and/or policies at your organization that will lead to an inclusive environment for all staff, participants, and community members wherever applicable.
No payment for participation is provided by Humanize Us All. However, your organization may elect to incentivize participation and will deliver said incentives directly.
With very few exceptions which will be outlined below, responses to surveys administered by HUA are kept confidential. Respondents’ names are to be kept confidential. The data will be collected, analyzed, and prepared by HUA and provided for review with randomized numerical identifiers for individual respondents. Your organization has no access to the individual survey responses, and completed surveys will be kept by HUA. We do not share your information with third parties. HUA may be required by law to reveal survey results that contain comments that indicate that a respondent poses a danger to themselves or others. If threats of harm to self or others are made in survey comments we may pass information to professionals to advise on appropriate action. We may also report serious allegations of, or references to discrimination or harassment, or other violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 to your employer without identifying respondents.
Participants may withdraw at any time. While 100% participation of the staff is desired, the survey is voluntary. If a respondent withdraws from the survey, employer offered incentives are forfeited. Participants will still receive the same benefits of the subsequent information and survey process.
The survey was authored by Tyfahra Singleton, Ph.D. If questions arise about the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.