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WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has been named one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity in the July issue of Black Enterprise magazine.
The results were based on a survey Black Enterprise sent to the top 1,000 publicly traded U.S. companies and the 50 leading global companies with U.S. operations. The survey focused on the multicultural workforce in these companies.
“The Postal Service recognizes the value and diversity of all of its employees and is proud to be recognized for it,” said Anthony Vegliante, chief human resources officer and executive vice president. “As one of the nation’s largest employers with nearly 590,000 career employees, we embrace diversity as a vital component to enriching our workplace while better serving our customers — now and in the future.”
“We view diversity as a winning business strategy and use it as a tool to deliver results,” said Susan LaChance, vice president, Employee Development and Diversity. “It makes good business sense.”
Forty percent of postal employees are minorities as compared to 32.8 percent in other federal agencies. Fifteen percent of executives are African-Americans. The Postal Service employs approximately 124,000 African-Americans, 52,000 Hispanics, 50,000 Asians, 1,300 native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders and nearly 4,000 American Indian/Alaska Natives.
For more information on the survey, visit this link.