diversity task force

The issue of diversity has evolved over the years and continues to receive scrutiny as organizations struggle to find ways to become more competitive in today's global marketplace while dealing with shifts in the nation's population demographics.

Purdue University believes that a diverse work force is essential to our success. A diverse work force strengthens our organization by helping us appeal to the best talent and deliver the highest quality of services. We have made a commitment in our strategic plan to attracting, retaining and promoting staff members of all backgrounds.

A Diversity Task Force has been formed within the Treasurer's area from operating units to:  

  • Benchmark best practices in diversity recruitment, retention, and outreach
  • Seek input from individuals within the University and the community and draw out ideas for enhancing staff diversity
  • Estimate the resources required to implement specific strategies and actions
  • Develop strategies and actions to expand the number of minority individuals in Purdue's applicant pool and to increase both the number of job offers made to minority applicants and the number of minority candidates hired
  • Study the factors influencing the retention of minority staff and recommend strategies and actions to promote retention
  • Monitor the progress and effectiveness of diversity efforts

The group will provide focus and increased energy toward diversity efforts within the Treasurer's organization.   Over the coming months, the Task Force will work together with diverse campus organizations to develop strategies for addressing diversity, with an emphasis on recruitment and retention. A primary goal of that plan will be to integrate diversity into all aspects of our work life.  

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