About the Office
The mission of the Human Resources Outreach & Diversity (HROD) Office is to develop the State’s business case for diversity and inclusion in employment, and services. This includes building on our capacity to attract and retain a workforce that is more reflective of the diversity within our state and its continuing challenge of the changing demographic, organizing programs that incorporate diverse perspectives, and delivering services in a manner that values and respects the diversity of our clients and customers.
HROD assists in identifying diverse candidates for key and underutilized positions within the State and appointment to state boards and commissions, in accordance with RIGL § 28-5.1-3.1 Appointments to state boards, commissions, public authorities, and quasi-public corporations. Additionally, the HROD Chief Program Development serves as the Lead Diversity Liaison for ODEO.