Q&A with a federal all-star on diversity, equity and inclusion
Miguel Aviles-Perez, chief of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the U.S. Coast Guard, shares lessons on how the federal government can successfully strengthen and transform its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A diversity, equity and inclusion checklist for the Biden administration’s first 100 days
The federal government should lead in the urgent and necessary work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion—especially within the federal workforce. The Partnership recommends a series of actions for the Biden-Harris administration to take to improve the government’s record on diversity, equity and inclusion over the next four years.
How Partnership West embraces diversity, equity and inclusion
Organizations should promote diversity, equity and inclusion, but program managers often struggle to incorporate these principles into their day-to-day work and organizational strategy. Here are three examples that demonstrate how Partnership West has woven diversity, equity and inclusion into its operations, so others can consider how they might emphasize this in their own programs.
A unique opportunity for more diverse representation in government
After Election Day, first- and second-term administrations have an opportunity to better diversify leadership in the federal government by filling thousands of top management positions.
Veterans Benefits Administration diversity and equal employment
The Veterans Benefits Administration has long sought to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Margarita Devlin, the agency’s principal deputy under secretary for benefits, discusses the four ways VBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
A revealing look at racial diversity in the federal government
While the federal government uses a merit system to ensure fairness in hiring, pay and promotions, federal employees of color still face a biased system. A look at the data shows that people of color hold a smaller percentage of professional or senior-level positions than their percentage of the workforce.
The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the federal government
The federal government must create a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment to fulfill its unique mission. The Partnership’s diversity statement can help agencies meet this standard.
Government’s lack of diversity in leadership positions
A close look at the demographic data in the federal government’s highest career leadership positions reveals a representation problem: Too few women and minorities have reached those levels of leadership. Discover why that poses a problem for government productivity and how agencies can begin to address the issue.