EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
& DIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT
/Reaffirmed March 2008/
The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) mission is of critical importance to our Nation.
ITA’s strength is in its people, a group of outstanding and committed individuals who have made
ITA an international leader in the field of commerce and trade. Our people are our greatest
It is important that we continue to foster a culture of inclusion and respect at ITA, and promote a
culture that embraces diversity and allows each and every employee to succeed up to his or her
full potential. We will provide all of our employees and future workforce with equal
employment opportunity (EEO) in areas such as hiring, professional growth, promotion,
leadership development, and training.
To ensure that we achieve this important goal, we reaffirm our commitment to promote and to
practice equal employment opportunity and inclusiveness within our ITA workforce. ITA is
committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, national origin,
religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. We also pledge freedom from retaliation for
participation in the equal employment opportunity process. This commitment ensures that ITA
will conduct all of its employment practices in a nondiscriminatory manner.
Managers, supervisors, and employees must work together to reflect our commitment to EEO.
This includes increasing the employment and advancement opportunities of those groups that are
underrepresented in the workforce by actively seeking creative methods to improve our outreach
efforts. We will make every effort to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities and
cooperate with agency officials in all aspects of the discrimination complaint process. EEO is a
sound management practice, which helps ensure that the best and brightest people