The United States Postal Service is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone has an opportunity to thrive. As stated in the Postmaster General’s 10-year plan – “Diversity and inclusion is key to our corporate success because it affects every aspect of the organization—employees, customers, and the business.”

Diversity has been a longstanding value and tradition of the Postal Service; we have grown alongside this country and within our communities, and we aspire for our workforce to represent the diverse communities we serve. 


We define diversity as the richness of cultures, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. It’s our individual differences, which extend beyond sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability and age.

We continue to expand and explore how to attract, hire, develop and retain the most capable and diverse employees. We have more than 600,000 reasons to be focused on driving inclusive and engaging work environments, and we are proud to share that as of September 2021:

  • Women make up approximately 46.14% of our workforce.  
  • People of color represent approximately 51.5% of our workforce.
  • The Postal Service employs nearly 70,000 veterans.
  • The Postal Service employs over 32,000 employees with disabilities, including over 9,000 disabled veterans.


To be an employer of choice, the United States Postal Service pledges to provide our current and prospective employees with fair and impartial opportunities to ensure equitable treatment. Whether you begin your career in an entry-level position or as an executive, we have a longstanding tradition of developing and promoting our employees. With over 2,000 unique positions and opportunities in every U.S. state and territory, we understand the importance of investing in our employees and removing barriers to their development and advancement.  When employees are enabled to fully contribute, we all win.


It is important to feel unique, and yet, to belong. Fostering an inclusive work environment is a core strategy within the United States Postal Service. We strive to equip and empower employees to recognize and address unconscious bias and to help us live out our pledge to value and respect the dignity of our employees.

It is with thoughtful and deliberate action that we transcend compliance and hold ourselves to the high standard our employees and customers expect and deserve. Please consider joining the United States Postal Service and bringing your unique and whole self.