The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s workforce.
Citywide DEI plans
In order to measure the City’s progress, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion created a Citywide DEI plan template.
In fiscal year 2023 (July 2022–June 2023), City departments began using the template to create department-specific DEI plans. Departments update their DEI plans at the start of each fiscal year.
City resource groups
City Resource Groups (CRG) are groups of City employees who are members and allies of diverse communities. The groups discuss how we can make the City a better place to work for these communities.
City Resource Groups are driven by employees. They focus on:
- Talent development.
- Creating at least one program or initiative a year that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
If you have questions about the CRGs, contact email@example.com.
Asian American & Pacific Islander
- Established: 2021
- Executive sponsor: Romana Lee-Akiyama, Executive Director, Office of Public Engagement
- Mission: Our mission is to advance, build, and celebrate a united Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community within the City’s workforce by championing racial, economic, and language justice and representing the AAPI community by informing policy and honoring cultural diversity. We wholeheartedly embrace diversity within our AAPI community and seek to stand in solidarity with other marginalized communities.
- Meetings: This CRG meets on the last Monday of each month.
- Established: 2022
- Executive sponsor: Amy Eusebio, Executive Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Mission: The Latinidad City Resource Group (CRG) exists to promote the advancement, cultural awareness, talent retention, and professional development of City employees connected to Latinidad through education, professional development, advocacy, networking, and community connections.
- Meetings: This CRG meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month.
- Established: 2019
- Executive sponsor: Celena Morrison, Executive Director, Office of LGBT Affairs
- Mission: The mission of the LGBTQ+ CRG is to foster an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ City employees through mutual support, education, and resources.
- Meetings: This CRG meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
New & Expecting Parents
- Established: 2019
- Executive sponsor: Stephanie Tipton, Chief Administrative Officer; Sarah Stevenson, Chief Integrity Officer
- Mission: The NEP-CRG is a space for new and expecting parents to share information and experiences in the months before and early years after childbirth or adoption. In addition to clarifying the City’s leave policies and other employment benefits, our goals include serving as a resource on the following topics: navigating returning to work, daycare and schooling options, general parenting tips and support, lactation support, and others.
- Meetings: This CRG meets on the second Friday of each month.
Women of Color
- Established: 2019
- Executive sponsor: Krishna Rami, Deputy Chief of Staff
- Mission: The Women of Color City Resource Group strives to make the City of Philadelphia a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace through a range of engaging, insightful, and dynamic content that touches on the cornerstones of our mission, which are professional development, policy advocacy, networking, and wellness. We empower, encourage, and uplift our group members with information and resources that nurture and support their holistic health and well-being while contributing to their ability to promote and influence positive change in their workplace and communities.
- Meetings: This CRG meets on the last Friday of each month.
- Established: 2023
- Executive sponsor: TBD
- Mission: Young employees at the City of Philadelphia represent the future of municipal government, and the Young Employee Resource Group (YERG) is an opportunity for the city to connect, support, retain, and attract diverse young talent to the municipal workforce. The goal of the Young Employee Resource Group is to create a culture of inclusion and empowerment where City employees of any age can come together for guidance and support.