Diversity & Inclusion Team
Mission Statement & Vision
The Corporate Controller Diversity & Inclusion Team (CC Diversity & Inclusion Team) is dedicated to enhancing the climate for racial, ethnic, and international diversity in the Corporate Controller’s organization. The team is comprised of multicultural representatives from all Corporate Controller units. The team provides a forum for these multicultural employees to gather and share experiences in enhancing the welcoming environment within the Corporate Controller Office. The team promotes initiatives that emphasize the merits of inclusiveness in all Corporate Controller units while cultivating an appreciation and respect for a multicultural and diverse workplace. The CC Diversity & Inclusion Team encourages all Corporate Controller employees to embrace our differences and provide a supportive work environment. The team also promotes global awareness and a welcoming environment in the State College and surrounding communities. The team meets quarterly with the Corporate Controller.
CC Diversity & Inclusion Team Committees
The CC Diversity & Inclusion Team has established three committees to further the mission, vision, and impact of the team. Members of the Corporate Controller Diversity & Inclusion Team will select at least one committee in which to serve. The committees will meet on a monthly basis to identify opportunities in diversity and inclusion, improvements, and to develop recommendations for initiatives and programs that further the mission of the CC Diversity & Inclusion Team within the scope of the charge of each committee. Each of the committees will select a Committee chair that will that will serve for one year and report the activities of the committee during the quarterly meeting with the Corporate Controller and the full CC Diversity & Inclusion Team.
Recruitment and Retention Committee
The Recruitment and Retention Committee will be responsible for identifying opportunities to collaborate with Human Resources and the CC Staff Advisory Council on recruitment of diverse staff, onboarding programming, and recommending retention initiatives of diverse CC staff. The committee will also develop recommendations on developing welcoming strategies to the community for new diverse staff in the Corporate Controller.
Diversity and Education Training Committee
The Diversity and Education Training Committee will be responsible for researching diversity and inclusion trainings and initiatives for participation by all CC staff, preparing recommendations and arranging logistics for trainings. The committee will submit training recommendations to the Corporate Controller and to the full CC Diversity & Inclusion Team for approval. The Committee will coordinate at least two diversity and inclusion trainings in a calendar year: one in the fall and one in the spring. However, if the committee identifies additional trainings and education, such opportunities shall be presented to the Corporate Controller and the full team for approval. Part of the activities of this committee also include organizing speaker series, community service, and sponsoring events with other University units to promote multicultural diversity.
Calendar of Events & Communication/Newsletter Committee
The Calendar of Events & Communication/Newsletter Committee will be responsible for gathering information about multicultural events occurring at Penn State and the surrounding communities that promote multicultural and diversity awareness as well as participation/immersion in different cultures for distribution to Corporate Controller staff. The committee will also work with the Staff Advisory Council in preparing articles specific to Diversity and Inclusion for the Staff Advisory Council’s newsletter. The committee will collaborate with all CCO units to identify relevant events and information.