Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Lorraine Woodson, Acting Director. The mission of the DDS Office of Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights is to facilitate and support a workplace environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and which enhances and celebrates the diversity of its workforce and programs.



 

Events and Happenings

Statewide

  •  Annual Diversity Council Meeting - June 22, 2012

Central West Region


Metro Region

Northeast Region


Southeast Region


Diversity Training

The diversity training educates employees about diversity as a business and social issue. It examines the philosophical underpinnings of the diversity perspective by placing the conversation in the context of the Department's commitment and ownership of diversity as a business issue. The specific areas examined are:

  • Primary dimensions of diversity
  • Secondary dimension of diversity
  • Institutional dimension of Diversity
  • Language and Cross cultural Communication
  • Cultural competence as a developmental process
  • ADA Awareness 

Dates are available via PACE at: www.pace.state.ma.us/kc/login/login.asp?kc_ident=kc0001&strUrl=http://www.pace.state.ma.us/EOHHS/default.asp


Resource List 

The Disability Community

Contact the Central Office of Diversity:

Department of Developmental Services
Office of Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Civil Rights
500 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-624-7530
TTY# 617-624-7590
Fax# 617-624-7577F

Office Hours: Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (except federal and state holidays).

  


This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.