Citywide Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity -
Diversity and Inclusion

What is Diversity and Inclusion to the City of New York?

"Differences are to be valued. Compliance, alone, is a required action, not a value. The City of New York values all our employees - they are our greatest asset."
- R. Fenimore Fisher, Chief Diversity & EEO Officer

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No two people are the same. Diversity is the inclusion of people that are different. The power of diversity is that we can use multiple opinions, cultures and backgrounds to drive our best work.

Business Case

Cultures that ignore diversity and inclusion invite lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover resulting in higher costs. A diverse and inclusive organization receives increased productivity, reduced turnover, sustainable leadership and a brand and legacy of relevance to the communities it serves.