WASHINGTON, D.C.—During fiscal year 2010, U.S Customs and Border Protection made great strides in carrying out its dual missions of protecting the nation from terrorists and their weapons as well as facilitating legitimate trade and travel. CBP strives, along side these priority missions, to value, understand and incorporate the differences each employee brings to the workplace to better fulfill our homeland security mission in a society that is growing in cultural complexity.
CBP is focused on eliminating barriers that restrict equal employment for all individuals and creating an environment of cultural appreciation and awareness which supports the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce. CBP announced today some of the highlights associated with this commitment.
As our workforce continues to grow, our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate differences become increasingly important-not only because it helps CBP attract and retain qualified employees, but also because it enhances our ability to better meet the needs of the diverse public we serve and protect.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.