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State of Delaware releases in depth diversity report

Governor Jack Markell and the state of Delaware released their diversity and inclusion numbers to end the 2016 calendar year. The report was commissioned by the Governor through the Office of Management and Budget and included aid from “the Delaware Faith in Action Council and the NAACP”. The Ivy Planning Group gathered “survey responses from nearly 6,000 state employees, 110 focus groups and 144 interviews it conducted with demographically diverse groups of state employees and external stakeholders, and an analysis of State employment data.”

While the report was generally positive in regards to the efforts of the state in its diversity and inclusion practices, the organization gave 40 recommendations on how to improve the state’s dealing moving forward.

“I appreciate the willingness of so many state employees to complete the survey and share their experiences through interviews and focus groups, and also thank the community groups who offered their perspectives” the Governor said. “We value everyone’s participation in this process, which has led to the meaningful recommendations in this blueprint for action moving forward.”

To view the entire 100+ page report, click the pdf below:

http://omb.delaware.gov/documents/DiversityInclusionStudy.pdf

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