We the Partnership

Women’s History Month: Advancing women in the federal government

Overall, there are fewer women employees in government, and they tend to hold more junior positions. Federally Employed Women, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the status of women in the federal workforce, is working to address this issue by offering resources that can help bring more women into government and support their career advancement.

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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.

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