Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion management is the ability of an organization to create an environment in which differences are valued and integrated into every part of an organization’s operations and leveraged to improve performance.
To maintain our status as a high-performing Federal law enforcement organization, we must continue to rely on our diverse and dynamic workforce while striving to ensure that all of our employees receive the tools to develop the skills, knowledge, and up-to-date training and development necessary to accomplish CBP’s mission.
Also, in order to maintain a positive work environment, we must fully embrace the concept of diversity and inclusion management to create and maintain a positive work environment where the similarities and differences of individuals are respected and valued, so that everyone can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions in the workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion Program Committees:
The Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO) utilizes local Diversity and Inclusion Program Committees (DIPCs), comprised of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) employee volunteers, to build upon diversity awareness and inclusion within our workforce. PDO staff provides local CBP management and DIPCs with leadership, support, and direction in the execution of CBP’s Diversity and Inclusion Management Plan and affirmative employment obligations. (i.e., diversity and inclusion activities, national observances, and outreach to local minority organizations and communities).
CBP Diversity and Inclusion Program Committees work to achieve four goals:
Facilitate CBP’s efforts to create a more diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce where diversity is fostered and valued. We will do this by having diversity and inclusion programs which reflect the diversity of CBP in terms of gender, race/national origin, sexual orientation, and disability.
Help build diversity through increased cultural awareness, education and appreciation of differences. Our efforts will exemplify the agency’s commitment to diversity and offer opportunities for CBP employees to learn about other cultures in educational forums designed to develop an appreciation for those who are not like us.
Conduct community outreach activities to educate communities regarding career opportunities at CBP. Activities of this nature may include coordination with local schools and community organizations.
Engage in activities to support underrepresented minority communities by implementing creative ways to educate and attract these groups to apply for positions with CBP.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources:
- CBP Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement
- CBP's Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (Fiscal Years 2016 – 2020)
- Poster: Diversity Makes Us Stronger
- FAQ: Diversity and Inclusion
- CBP Disability Affirmative Action Plan (Fiscal Year 2018)
|Month/Date||Diversity and Inclusion Month||Legal Authority||Theme|
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Public Law 100-630
Increasing Access and Opportunity
European American Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month
Public Law 99-471; Public Law 101-343
52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a; Public Law 380
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Public Law 98-144
Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!
National Black History Month
Public Law 99-244
The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity
National Women's History Month
Public Law 97-28; Public Law 100-9
Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced
Irish American Heritage Month
Public Law 101-418
Color, Culture, Community
Arab American Heritage Month
H. Res. 335
April 22, 2021
Bring Your Child to Work Day
Jewish American Heritage Month
Public Law 96-237; H. Con. Res. 315: 120 Stat. 3712
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Public Law 95-419; Public Law 101-283
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month
Presidential Proclamation No. 8387
#StillWe Have Pride in 2021 & Beyond
National Caribbean American Heritage Month
H. Con. Res. 71; 120 Stat. 3711
A Colorful History
Family Heritage Month
People, Our Most Valuable Resource
August 26, 2021
Women's Equality Day
Public Law 93-105
Celebrating The Women’s Right to Vote
September 15 - October 15, 2021
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Public Law 90-498; Public Law 100-402
Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope