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Diversity and Inclusion

Various images of CBP employees (Officers, Agents, etc.) with text that reads: Diversity Makes Us Stronger.

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

Special Emphasis Program Calendar for Fiscal Year 2023

Month/Date Special Emphasis Month Theme
October 2022 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Part of the Equity Equation
November 2022 National Native American Heritage Month Celebrating Respect, Culture, and Education
January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!
February 2023 National Black History Month Black Resistance
March 2023 National Women's History Month Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
April 27, 2023 Bring Your Child to Work Day Dream Big
May 2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity
June 2023 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex+ (LGBTQI+) Pride Month Voices for Change: Advocating for Inclusivity
June 19, 2023 Juneteenth National Independence Day Freedom Day
August 26, 2023 Women's Equality Day Women's Right to Vote
September 15 - October 15, 2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One
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