The Department of Veterans’ Affairs aims to provide an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, race, disability or age. A diverse workforce enhances the department’s ability to drive creativity and think innovatively.
Diversity Action Plan 2016-2020
A Diversity Action Plan has been developed in consultation with staff from across the Department. The Workplace Diversity Policy and Action Plan aims to improve our recruitment, selection and retention of employees, as well as building an inclusive workplace culture where all employees are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, ideas, skills and perspectives.
- Workplace Diversity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2020 (PDF 934 KB)
Workplace Diversity Policy 2016-2020 (DOCX 76 KB)
Appendix A - Workplace Diversity Action Plan 2016-2020 (DOCX 28 KB)
The Diversity Action Plan and Policy supports the:
- As One: Making it Happen, APS Disability Employment Strategy 2010-2020
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2012-16
- Gender Equality Strategy 2016 -2019
Gender Equality Action Plan 2017-2019
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gender Equality Action Plan 2017-2019 focuses on promoting Gender Equality through leadership, flexibility and innovation. DVA will continue to focus on maintaining its current effective gender balance. The Action Plan places an emphasis on strengthening workplace diversity and making better use of existing flexibility arrangements.