Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to age, physical ability, ethnicity/race, gender, religion or belief, or sexual identity/orientation.
The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) welcomes and values the unique contributions of all employees in our diverse workforce and in the community we serve. We expect the core principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to be practiced by everyone without exception in our organization. DOLA will not tolerate discrimination, offensive behavior, or bullying. We stand on the foundation of ethics and the moral principle of valuing each individual.
The Department of Local Affairs embodies the ideals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility with recognizing that mutual respect results in a more productive workforce and just society.
The Department of Local Affairs establishes, maintains, and demonstrates Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility as core agency values and proactively implements policies that foster these values and reflects our communities, which translates to a more positive customer experience for our diverse clientele.