In the second of this series, we will explore a case study used by government entities to define and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for their workforce and citizens. This case study provides professional insights in equity and inclusion is taken from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA).
This insight starts with an assessment, implementing a plan, addressing common challenges, and a view of a continuing process. In 2021, the URA won the Engaging Pittsburgh: Innovative People Practices Award for employee engagement and inclusion from the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association based on their equity and inclusion plan.
This was a result of the URA’s initiatives to better understand and address business and workforce policies and practices relative to its racial equity objectives. This included the establishment of several DEI strategies and plans.