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Diversity at Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Average rating for Diversity, based on 10 reviews8.3 / 10
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
The grad cohort for 2016 is exactly 50% men and 50% women. The department has special recruitment programs for indigenous graduates. I believe there is good child care/maternity leave services but unsure. Retention is high.
Good culture that is accepting of LGBT and ethnic diversities. I have seen and experienced this first hand. They previously ran an indigenous cadetship program and employ indigenous graduates. I believe the Cadetship program has been replaced with an indigenous apprenticeship program.
Wide and diverse workforce.
Needs work in regards to providing ongoing opportunities to women who are out of the workforce parenting
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
There is a cadetship program for indigenous students (university I think) and a good transition pathway for those cadets to try out for the graduate program.
A personal belief of mine is that programs should be targeted to provide opportunities for people with lower socio-economic backgrounds. I have not been made aware of initiatives in any department that are targeted towards this particular demographic.
Indigenous cadet and graduate programs
Indigenous streams diploma, traineeship and grad programs