“The success of VDOT depends on the rich diversity, skills and talents of our workforce. Most importantly, we must treat each other right, with integrity as our guide. VDOT will serve as a model for a fair and diverse workplace that believes in and relentlessly protects fair treatment. Our integrity and future depend on it. I demand and expect nothing less. You should too!”
--VDOT Commissioner Charles A. Kilpatrick, P.E.
Valuing all segments of people who participate in the dynamics of economic and social exchange is extremely important.
Diversity factors include categories of difference in terms of race and ethnicity, but also includes age, class, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation, religious status, educational background, geographical location, income, work history and life perspectives.
Equal employment and affirmative action programs alone do not create diversity. Building alliances across differences and working together to eradicate discrimination in business, community and personnel practices creates diversity.