The Diversity work group if focused on achieving a strong, sustainable and cohesive workforce. The group will develop, promote and implement policies, procedures and systems that ensure the City of Amarillo’s workforce reflects our diverse community. The group will embrace Amarillo’s culture of diversity to incorporate all the cultural richness, innovative ideas and contributions from the entire community.
The City of Amarillo defines diversity as the presence of different perspectives among people with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, national origin and disability status along with any other identifiers or cultural backgrounds.
During Phase II of this project, the work group will look at the City’s demographic information provided by the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau as well as review the City’s current workforce demographics and analyze the two reports, looking for both similarities and differences. As the Diversity work group engages in strategies as well as the creation and implementation of goals (as approved by the City Council and City Manager), the information listed above will be further disaggregated and expanded to ensure that the City reviews all areas of the current workforce and ultimately, develops a diversity plan that truly reflects Amarillo’s workforce.