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ATB: Commerce’s Journey to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility

ATB: Commerce’s Journey to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Online

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
All Department of Commerce Staff

Junish Arora smiling at the camera wearing a grey suit with an American flag behind him.Join us for our next installment of the Around the Bureaus series, where Junish Arora, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce, will talk about the DOC DEIA Strategic Plan, the role of the new DEIA Division Office within the Office of Civil Rights, and the CDO’s role.

On June 25, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14035, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. This Executive Order launched a Government-wide initiative to cultivate a federal workforce that draws from the full diversity of the Nation and advances equitable employment opportunities. The Department of Commerce is committed to implementing Executive Order 14035 and has developed the DOC DEIA Strategic Plan 2022-2024 to achieve this goal.

Mr. Arora will share his experiences and insights into promoting DEIA, highlighting recent accomplishments, and discussing upcoming goals and priorities.

About Around the Bureaus: This series showcases the diverse work of Department of Commerce employees, breaking down silos and encourages cross-bureau collaboration. If you would like to participate in a future presentation, please reach out to the library for more information.

About Mr. Arora: Junish A. Arora is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce (DOC). In that capacity, he develops and implements an internal DEIA strategy to fully integrate and sustain DEIA and belonging into the agency’s workforce, promotes DEIA in the Department’s externally-focused mission areas and service delivery, and supports outreach to historically underserved communities. To read more about Mr. Arora, please see his full biography.

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