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Friday, March 24

For Newcomers

Welcome! This blog is for HR and Diversity professionals who are faced with issues of "transgender workplace diversity." Here, every working day, I discuss resources, news, and issues of importance specifically for HR and Diversity professionals who need to know the latest on this fast-developing new category of employees. My goal is to help you develop cultural competence and knowledge resources so that transgender issues and gender transition in the workplace are successful for everyone concerned.

You can access the latest at http://jweissdiary.blogspot.com

To start with a definition, the Oxford English Dictionary defines "transgender" as "identity that does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender, but combines or moves between these."

Because this is an issue that is relatively new for most of us, it can be hard to decide what steps should be taken in the organizational environment. What should be done about facilities access, employment records, insurance benefits, and concerns of co-workers and customers?

I have a lot of experience with this issue, both academically and practically, and with employment issues generally. My background includes J.D. and Ph.D degrees, 20 years in the corporate world, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies and public agencies.

I am the principal of Gender Diversity Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm specifically devoted to transgender workplace diversity. I am also a professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College. You can learn more about me and my research at my webpage.

Here's an index of postings. Please feel free to email me at jweiss@ramapo.edu if you have further questions.

Best,

Jillian


ISSUES

What Does "Transgender" Mean?
Health Benefits for transgender employees
Diversity Indices: HRC's Corporate Equality Index
"Title VII" - The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Gender Transition policy tools for large organizations
Legal effect of "Gender Identity" statutes on bathroom usage
Change of Gender Identity Information in Employer Records
Terminology: "Trans"
Facilities Usage Criteria
Transgender Job Candidates
Draft Transition Plan
Social Security No-Match Proposed Regulation
Do “Sexual Orientation” Ordinances Cover Transgender Employees?

Constitutionality of municipal gender identity statutes

Transgender name changes and corporate records

RESOURCES

Two Must-Have Books
Human Rights Campaign - articles on transgender workplace diversity
The Labor Lawyer - analysis of legal cases re transgender workplace diversity
SHRM article - ""Is It Time To Add Gender Identity to Your EEO Policy?"
HRC's Transgender Guide for Managers

HRC's Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines
HRC's Database of Gender Identity Laws
31% of US population covered
HRC's Employer Database

HRC releases State of the Workplace report

Transgender 101

Audiofile: Advice from Consultant Jamison Green

CASE HISTORIES

Transition Story #1

Transition Story #2

Transition Story #3

Transition Story #4

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