State of Missouri’s Workforce Diversity Program


The state’s 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 purpose of the Workforce Diversity Program is to enhance the State’s effort to provide equal employment opportunity, eliminate any potential discriminatory barriers throughout the full employment cycle and improve workforce diversity and inclusion.


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.

Workforce Diversity Quick Links

Workforce Diversity Framework

to guide departments on their D&I journey


to work towards their D&I goals


those interested in working with the State