State of Missouri’s Workforce Diversity Program
First established as the Affirmative Action Program in 1993, the Workforce Diversity Program was established in 2010 to ensure the State of Missouri is a workplace free from discrimination that affords equal opportunity to all present and prospective employees.
The Workforce Diversity Program was established in an effort to eliminate any potential discriminatory barriers to employment with the State, while also enhancing the State’s effort to provide equal employment opportunity and improve workforce diversity.
The program shall (1) ensure awareness of workforce diversity before hiring decisions are made; (2) prohibit the departments in the executive branch from engaging in unlawful discriminatory practices; and (3) place a strong
emphasis on recruitment, retention, and upward mobility as methods to enhance the State of Missouri’s work force through equal employment opportunity and workforce diversity.
The State of Missouri works towards this objective by following the Workforce Diversity Framework, which you can view by clicking the button below.