"Our work force should be as
diverse as the National Park System it both serves and represents."
in the National Park Service means valuing employees in all occupations,
at all levels and providing them the opportunities for working at
their full potential and making their maximum contributions toward
the organization's mission and goals.
encompasses more than the differences in race, religion, national
origin, disabilities, age, gender or sexual orientation. It includes
respecting and appreciating individual differences and ensuring
all employees are included as full, contributing and influential
team members; encouraging initiatives designed to empower and motivate
employees; creating and maintaining an inclusive approach to all
systems, policies and practices; providing equitable treatment and
opportunities; educating the work force on the nature of diversity;
encouraging employees to offer differing views and suggestions toward
achieving program goals and objectives; and showing flexibility
toward non-traditional quality of worklife efforts and facilitating
culture change to support new behaviors.