CALTRANS: PIONEERING A PEOPLE-CENTERED APPROACH TO DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSIONS FOR OUR GOALS AND VALUES THROUGH SHARED LEADERSHIP.
|Amar A Cid; Caltrans; email@example.com; Shalinee Hunter
Caltrans recognizes our leadership role and unique responsibility in State government to eliminate barriers to provide more equitable transportation for all Californians. This understanding is the foundation for intentional decision-making that recognizes the past, stops the current, and prevents future harms from our actions. Caltrans is fostering a culture of belonging, inclusion, equity, and justice by leveraging the diverse lived and learned perspectives of every team member. We are centering appreciation and respect for all employees, members, Tribal communities, and broader communities at the heart of our efforts. This presentation will highlight the Caltrans DE&I approach, where you will hear from two leadership teams, The Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEOP) and the Caltrans Office of Race and Equity. The discussion will focus on two collaborative approaches
• Internally - greater human resources are generated from various perspectives to deliver innovative products and services at their best, employee retention, and growth in upward mobility, creating a safe environment where everyone may bring their whole selves to work.
• Externally - a diverse workforce enhances our ability to engage with the community for a direct and meaningful benefit that meets communities’ needs.