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Department of Justice Diversity Management Policy Statement

The Department of Justice employs more than 115,000 talented and diverse women and men to help meet its mission and goals. We are stronger, more credible, and more effective when our workforce includes highly qualified individuals with backgrounds, cultures and traditions that reflect our Nation’s rich diversity.

We value diversity in our workforce and embrace the cultural and demographic dimensions of our country. We work diligently to attract and retain a workforce that represents the range of personal and professional backgrounds, and experiences and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. This includes persons of varying age, ethnicity, gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, political affiliation, socioeconomic and family status, and geographic region.

To further promote diversity within the Department, we have developed and implemented a Department-wide Diversity Management Plan. This plan will foster effective diversity management across the Department, sustain progress over time, and ensure accountability for results. Through respect, understanding, and open communication between and among the rich tapestry of our employees, we will enhance critical aspects of our management practices, including policy development, decision making, and problem solving.

The Justice organizational culture reflects our ongoing commitment to build and maintain a workplace environment that supports the efforts of all employees to effectively carry out the Department’s mission while ensuring that all employees are encouraged to excel as public servants.

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