Equal Employment Opportunity Program

National Archives Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Diversity Frequently Asked Questions

What is Diversity?

Diversity is a workforce perspective in which unique backgrounds, beliefs, values, skills, attributes, characteristics, and similarities of all people are appreciated and valued.

Is there a cost benefit to Diversity?

We can obtain a cost benefit by measuring such things as improved employee morale, lower turnover rates, higher productivity, fewer hiring costs, and decrease in absenteeism.

Why do I have to deal with diversity issues?

When people have problems relating to each other in the workplace morale declines and productivity suffers. In addition to employee retention, a positive and inclusive work environment is important in employee recruitment.

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