Workforce Diversity and Inclusiveness

The Postal Service is one of the leading employers of minorities and women, with minorities comprising 39 percent and women comprising 40 percent of the workforce. 21 percent of employees are African-American; 8 percent are Hispanic; 8 percent are Asian-American/Pacific Islander; and 0.67 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native.

The Postal Service participates in a number of events and conferences to reinforce the value of diversity. These events make customers, suppliers, and employees aware of the deep roots of the Postal Service in every American community. Participation in national events included the Diversity Military World Expo (Washington, DC), NAACP National Convention (New York), National Urban League (Chicago), National Council of La Raza Conference (Chicago), U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention (Denver), Federal Hispanic Career Advancement Summit (Washington, DC), Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Expo (New York), and the Organization of Chinese Americans National Convention (San Francisco).

For the third year in a row the Postal Service was in Hispanic Business magazine’s annual “Diversity Elite 60” list of best companies for Hispanics, the only federal agency on the list.

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