Diversity & Inclusion

DFA’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative which launched in the fall of 2020 is sponsored by the Office of the CFO & Vice Chancellor, Division of Finance and Administration. DFA Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup was formed in February 2021 with over 20 members across the various DFA departments.

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DFA’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative aligns with and builds upon the vision set by UCOP and UCI.


Workplace Inclusion and Belonging
Our goal is to help UCOP achieve its vision of becoming an inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of its employees and fosters an environment where everyone feels respected, appreciated and valued.

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Office of Inclusive Excellence
Become a national leader of inclusive excellence in higher education, where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion, and honor free speech.

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Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
Launched in fall 2020 with the mission of contributing to promoting a culture of diversity & inclusive excellence in DA by collectively developing, implementing, continuously practicing, and tracking division-wide diversity initiatives.

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DFA D&I Initiative Overview


This initiative focused on incorporating the values of diversity & inclusion to DFA's culture. A workgroup with over 20 members, nominated by department directors, came together to develop goals to support this initiative. The charge of the workgroup is to:

  • Contribute to promoting a culture of diversity & inclusive excellence in DFA
  • Develop, implement, and track division wide diversity initiatives
  • Establish and track diversity metrics
  • Complete the UC Managing Implicit Bias Series (mgrs. & supervisors, stretch goal for all staff)

Timeline & Goals

The workgroup set and achieved five goals in support of its mission in 2021-2022, with the last two goals being rolled out in 2023.

DFA D&I Initiative project timeline and goals

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