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The Department has a Gender Staff Network which is open to all staff who have a real interest in Gender issues.
The Gender Network has a Board-level Champion who ensures that Gender issues have a high profile at all levels of the organisation. All network groups provide a support role for staff on Gender issues and aim to improve customer service and job satisfaction while raising awareness of the barriers people face both in society and within the workplace. The Gender Staff Networks have made a positive impact by giving policy makers immediate access to staff who can consider policies from a gender equality perspective.
Combined with flexible working options, improvements to internal and external recruitment systems have led to increases in the number of women in the Senior Civil Service (SCS) and at top management grades. In 2011, women make up 32% of HMRC’s SCS and work continues to increase this number. In challenging economic times, HMRC remains firmly committed to gender equality.