DEIB, Affirmative Action, and Equal Employment Statements & Resources
DEIB, Affirmative Action, and Equal Employment Statements & Resources2023-12-28T11:33:06-05:00
The Massachusetts Workforce Association and the MCRWB are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected, valued, and empowered to maximize their skills and talents to serve our citizens. We closely follow trends and resources among the workforce development and related communities regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) issues as they relate to the field and practice of workforce development. Below please find a directory of relevant resources.
MCRWB and MassHire Central Region Career Center programs seek to eliminate practices, policies, and processes that impede our respective abilities to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
The Commonwealth provides equal opportunity in state employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical/mental disability. The Commonwealth applies affirmative action measures to correct deficiencies in the state employment system where those remedies are appropriate. Executive Order 592 and the Mass General Laws c 151B, §4.1 prohibit discrimination on the basis of protected status.
Affirmative Action Programs (AA)
In accordance with Executive Order 592 and applicable federal laws, the Commonwealth promotes affirmative action in employment. We are committed to identifying areas of underrepresentation and working with Executive Departments to develop strategies that will remedy underrepresentation and/or demonstrate “good faith” efforts toward a remedy. We incorporate metrics and analytics to monitor our progress. Discover Worcester County’s benchmark numbers at Massachusetts Census 2020 Employment by State and Local Occupational Groups.
Diversity is… Valuing the differences among the Commonwealth’s employees and those with whom we do business. These differences include but are not limited to race, gender, gender identity or expression, color national origin and ancestry, religion, age, mental/physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, organizational level, economic status, geographical origin, marital status, communication and learning styles, and other characteristics and traits; and developing an inclusive environment that capitalizes on each individual’s talents, skills and perspectives to increase organizational productivity and effectiveness.
Inclusion is… Creating environments in which any individual group feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Inclusion puts the concept and practice of diversity into action.
Equity is… Being fair and impartial: Providing what each individual or group needs so they experience fair and equitable treatment.