Workplace diversity and inclusion
The Department of State Growth values diversity and inclusion as it helps us to do a better job for the community, and is the right thing to do.
To us, 'diversity' includes all the ways in which our people differ and the valuable contribution that all of these differences bring to our department. The strength of the Department of State Growth is in the innovation and the diversity of its people.
We recognise that there are many aspects to diversity and while they are all important, we are working particularly hard on building workplaces that are welcoming, safe and supporting for everyone, but especially for groups that we know experience barriers in entering and remaining in our workforce: women, Aboriginal people, people from non-English-speaking backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI, people with a disability, parents and carers, older people and younger people.
The Tasmanian State Service has recently released its Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Framework 2017- 2020. The Policy and Framework focuses on making our employment practices more inclusive for all employees and ensuring they are valued and respected. The Department of State Growth is committed to workforce diversity and creating a truly inclusive workplace because:
- It’s the law
- It makes good business sense and
- It’s the right thing to do.