OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is the central office for inter-departmental and community collaboration on issues that promote the protection and inclusion of all persons irrespective of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  For updates, follow ODI on Twitter by clicking here.

Mission:  To recruit, retain, and develop a diverse, high-performing workforce that draws from all segments of society, and values fairness, diversity, and inclusion.

1) Workforce Diversity. Recruit from a diverse, qualified group of potential applicants to secure a high-performing workforce drawn from all segments of the City.
2) Workplace Inclusion. Cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable individuals to contribute to their full potential and further retention.
3) Sustainability. Develop structures and strategies to equip leaders with the ability to manage diversity, be accountable, measure results, refine approaches on the basis of such data, and institutionalize a culture of inclusion.

ODI Initiatives

• Conducting an assessment of diversity needs
• Creating a database of Minority and Women-Owned businesses
• Advocating for additional measures to increase the City’s utilization of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
• Creating a clear, quantifiable and achievable diversity and inclusion strategy and infuse it into the environment, ensuring commitment at every level  citywide
• Communicating the diversity strategy throughout the city ensuring that all employees and employers understand the strategy and its benefits

 If you are a Jersey City business and would like to be registered with the city, please complete and return the w-9 and new vendor form along with your business registration certificate and SBE,DBE,VBE and/or MWBE certificate.

Construction Forms for Real Estate Developers, Contractors and Workers 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion maintains a database of qualified minority and women workers and business enterprises. The ODI is committed to developing a diverse, high-performing workforce that draws from all segments of society, and values fairness, diversity, and inclusion. If you are a developer, contractor, or worker, click below.

Department Contact Info

  • Search
  • © City of Jersey City | All Rights Reserved. Powered by CivicLive Connect. Engage. Serve