Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of the Solicitor (SOL) is committed to achieving and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace environment. In furtherance of this goal, SOL works tirelessly to cultivate a working environment which promotes the inclusion of every employee, regardless of individual differences. Throughout SOL, our diversity and inclusion initiatives are evident in all aspects of business operations, to include recruitment, placement, promotion, development, and strategic and succession planning.
THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR'S DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY
The Department of Labor's mission is to promote the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees, to improve working conditions, to advance opportunities for profitable employment, and to ensure work-related benefits and rights. The Office of the Solicitor (SOL) plays a crucial role in enabling the Department to carry out its mission. SOL is more effective when its workforce embraces and includes individuals whose backgrounds reflect the rich diversity of the communities it serves.
For that reason, the Office of the Solicitor recognizes our employees are our most valuable asset. SOL strives to recruit, hire, compensate, promote, train, and retain diverse employees. SOL considers diversity as the unique experiences, characteristics, capabilities, and perspectives of its employees, including, but not limited to, age, religion, disability, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, political affiliation, language, family structure, marital status, socio-economic status, geographical background, education, and professional experience.
Additionally, SOL's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our agency's affinity groups, flexible work schedules, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and trainings, and other endeavors-agency-specific and Department-wide—aimed at fostering, enhancing, and celebrating a diverse and inclusive workplace environment.