ABSTRACT

State Department: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, Report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "State leaders have highlighted the importance of fostering an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. State has made efforts to increase DEIA [diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility]. However, in January 2020, GAO [Government Accountability Office] found that State continued to face longstanding diversity issues. These included underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged racial or ethnic groups and women in the senior ranks. Federal guidance requires State to systematically identify, assess, and remove barriers to equal participation in its workforce and to report on such barriers annually. GAO was asked to review issues related to State's DEIA efforts. This report examines (1) the extent to which State's actions address leading practices for managing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and (2) the extent to which State has taken steps to identify, investigate, and eliminate barriers to workforce diversity since January 2020."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105182
Publisher:
Date:
2022-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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