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Diversity Management

        The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida promotes respect for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, or socioeconomic status. The Office recognizes that we are better able to serve the United States by embracing all perspectives and by understanding the diverse backgrounds of our employees, as well as the communities that we serve. To that end, the Office values and encourages a diverse and inclusive work environment, and it sets as its highest priority the fair and equal treatment of all who come in contact with it.

        The Office has established an NDFL Diversity Plan and a Diversity Committee to adopt and implement the Department of Justice’s Diversity Initiative. The Office has a Diversity Committee that is responsible for promoting the Mission Statement. The Diversity Committee is composed of eight employees.

        In conjunction with the promotion of diversity in the Office’s hiring practices and in the retention and promotion of its employees, the Office coordinates with the Special Emphasis Program Managers in the recognition and celebration of our many diverse cultures. The Special Emphasis Programs include:

  • Federal Women’s Program
  • Selective Placement Program for Persons & Veterans with Disabilities
  • Black Affairs Program
  • Hispanic Employment Program
  • Asian/Pacific American Program
  • Native American/Alaska Native Program
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Program

        Further, the Office also encourages its employees to participate in community events that focus on diversity, crime prevention, and awareness. The Diversity Chairperson has spoken about the value of diversity at numerous venues, including local schools, local and statewide youth groups, Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law, and Florida Coastal School of Law.

        For more information regarding the NDFL Diversity Committee, please contact the Diversity Chairperson, Assistant United States Attorney Winifred Acosta NeSmith in the Tallahassee office.

Updated January 27, 2015

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