Workplace Diversity Plans Due at OPM
March 16, 2012
Federal agencies were required to submit strategic plans for increasing diversity in their workplace to the Office of Personnel Management on Friday as part of a presidential executive order.
OPM director John Berry urged federal personnel managers earlier this month to identify areas in their agencies where minorities are underrepresented and to lay out plans to address this.
The plans must consider "governmentwide initiatives for responding to the underrepresentation of people with disabilities and Hispanics in the federal workforce," as well as "diversity of thought and perspective," Berry said in the March 1 memo.