Our Commitment to Affirmative Action
The plan highlights our accomplishments in diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement, as well as our goals for continuing to attract and maintain a diverse workforce.
Our accomplishments in the 2021-23 biennium include networking with our diverse community partners and organizations to disseminate information about the services we provide to residents, available job openings, career services help we offer to applicants, and resources and educational opportunities available to underserved and underrepresented communities.
For 2023-25, we are committed to implementing the affirmative action policies, programs, and procedures in this plan to ensure employment practices are free of bias. Employment practices include community engagement, recruitment advertising, screening, pay equity compensation, hiring, promotion, transfer, termination, and selection for training, including internship opportunities.
Our efforts focus on creating an environment that promotes employees’ job and career development and job seekers’ assistance by providing informational interviews, mock interviews, and application help to people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and women, as well as employees at DCBS who want to further their career. In addition to our commitment to having a diverse workforce and a welcoming environment, we continue to support and assist the work of the Racial Justice Council and DAS-Office of Culture Change.