Here at DOVS, we strive to be a “people-first culture” that champions diversity, inclusion and respect for others as core tenets. We are committed to building inclusive environments and supportive systems, as well as practicing our stated values to ensure well-being and success for all current and future stakeholders.
People Enriching People
The PEP Mentor Program was created to foster and promote the career aspirations for the DOVS community. The mentoring relationship should be seen as a mutually beneficial partnership and not a burden for either the mentor or the mentee. The amount and type of mentoring will be tailored to the member’s specific roles, responsibilities and expectations for advancement in their career.
DOVS Equity Alliance
The DOVS Equity Alliance is our department’s grassroots Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) learning group and support community. We are committed to being actively inclusive of all marginalized identities, such as race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability. We have meetings at least once a month aimed at personal growth, fostering inclusion, having open dialogue and bettering our interactions with others.