Equity and diversity
At OSR, we are committed to and value the diversity of our workforce and respect the differences between our staff. This is reflected in the way we work and treat each other so that our workplaces are welcoming and inclusive, allowing all individuals to make use of and participate in relevant activities and programs. By creating equitable workplace environments, we enable people from different backgrounds to work together effectively to promote their unique cultural skills and maximise the development of the organisation.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) aims to redress past disadvantage by improving employment outcomes for women, Aboriginal people, people from non-English speaking background, and people with physical disability. OSR does this through an EEO Plan, programs and policies, which increase the capacity of these groups to compete for employment opportunities on merit.
OSR recognises and values linguistic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds of all the people of NSW. OSR has a Multicultural Program and Service Plan in place and reports on it in our annual report to parliament. OSR’s plan contains agency’s strategies and plans for future action to meet the principles of multiculturalism.
OSR encourages recognition, respect and understanding of the unique position of Aboriginal people in society. Through its creation of an Aboriginal Employment Strategy, OSR aims to implement strategies to achieve diversity in the workforce so that OSR staff reflects the people we serve and provides new ideas and fresh perspectives to the way Government works.
OSR recognises that there is a need to provide more opportunities and support for the most vulnerable people in our community, including people with a disability. A key priority is to increase employment and community participation for people with disabilities. OSR’s key obligations in addressing the needs of people with a disability are reflected in our disability action plan which is monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure outcomes are achieved.