Diversity in California’s federal workforce: A tale of two trends
The latest installment of our Fed Figures series suggests that California is a leader in hiring diverse federal talent. However, a deeper dive reveals stark racial and ethnic inequalities based on job level.
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.