Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor announced his Department has initiated its first ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative designed to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
“As the first elected African American Row Officer in Pennsylvania history, I feel an obligation to continue to open doors and lift up others, similar to what others have done for me,” DeFoor said. “As Pennsylvania Auditor General, I am fully committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce where everyone can bring their true selves to the workplace without fear of retaliation or exclusion. We can only grow by lifting others, and I look forward to seeing how we can develop more authentic connections through these efforts.”
The goal of the four-year plan is to foster and create a workforce that is talented, diverse and committed to a culture of inclusion and belonging. The priorities include: creating a culture of belonging; examining and updating our processes for recruiting and retention of employees, including those of historically marginalized groups; pursuing ongoing learning and training of our employees to hone the knowledge and skill sets to build a community workplace where all are treated with respect and dignity; and community engagement.