Effective April 1, 2015, the Postal Service™ issued its Diversity and Inclusion Statement. This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
It is the policy of the U.S. Postal Service to promote the diversity and inclusion of our employees, the customers we serve, and the suppliers we do business with so that we might achieve a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Postal Service means that we will build an inclusive environment that respects the uniqueness of every individual and encourages the contributions of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Diversity and Inclusion is key to our corporate success because it affects every aspect of the organization-employees, customers, and the business. Our investment in a strong diversity program creates a positive work environment that recognizes the contributions of all our employees, and it provides us with a strategic advantage.
The Postal Service will focus on diversity and inclusion in the recruitment, development, and retention of employees. When developing succession plans and making promotions, the Postal Service will strongly support diversity, thereby creating an even playing field for all employees. To ensure that the Postal Service meets the needs of the diverse communities it serves, it will eliminate barriers and create products and services designed to increase customer satisfaction, ease-of-use, and revenue. The Postal Service will ensure that all qualified suppliers have the opportunity to compete for its contracts that are competitively awarded, and we will require that our local purchasing policies support local business communities and encourage economic development of diverse groups
All employees share the responsibility for achieving diversity goals. For diversity and inclusion to be successfully integrated into the Postal Service, diversity and inclusion initiatives must continue to be guided by leadership’s full commitment. All executives, managers, and supervisors are responsible and accountable for managing and integrating diversity and inclusion into the business management processes.
To build mutual respect into all of our relationships, employees at all levels must value the differences and cultures of others. This will require mutual adjustment and understanding. These actions are critical to diversity and inclusion becoming an integral part of the organization; not only do they benefit each employee, they also enhance our standing in the national and global marketplaces.
By valuing diversity and inclusion, the Postal Service will achieve maximum corporate success and positive recognition as a world-class business leader. For more information about Diversity and Inclusion, please visit USPS LiteBlue: https://liteblue.usps.gov. Click on My HR tab and click on Our Workforce link within the Browse by Subject box.
Megan J. Brennan
via Human Resources.