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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

The Transit Authority of River City’s (TARC) Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads and facilitates the development of TARC’s policies and procedures in order to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive environment.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers leadership, partnership, support, and resources for many diverse enterprises at TARC. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with various departments within TARC and outside agencies that are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is tasked with the responsibility to ensure compliance with Board polices and Federal regulations with regard to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination authorities. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of all Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Civil Rights programs.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is also charged with the investigation complaints of discrimination, harassment, and reasonable accommodation/modification.

 

Definitions

di·ver·si·ty (də-ˈvər-sə-tē) n.: the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socio-economic status; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different.

in·clu·sion (in-ˈklü-zhən) n.: a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.

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