Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Management

Diversity Unit


Upcoming Events:

Office of Equal Opportunity Presentation on
 How to Do Business with the NYC Department of Education
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Working toward diversity and inclusion is an ongoing goal that the Department of Education strives to achieve.  The Diversity Management Unit, in compliance with the 2009 Amendments to the School Governance Law, prepares an annual Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the Department of Education.  The Plan highlights the initiatives taken by the DOE to advance diversity in hiring and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) procurement pursuant to the 2009 amendments to the School Governance Law.  Each year, the Plan will be presented to the Panel for Educational Policy.  The DOE remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all employees, applicants, and vendors.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity Management Unit designs and implements diversity and inclusion policies, trainings and best practices for the agency.  The Unit engages in diversity initiatives relating to hiring, retention and recruitment.

MWBE Procurement

The Diversity Management Unit also ensures that MWBEs are equitably included in the procurement process by:

  • Providing technical assistance services, e.g., informing prospective vendors of the MWBE certification process and how to do business with the Department.
  • Sponsoring and attending various MWBE conferences and seminars.
  • Informing vendors on where to apply for MWBE certification.
  • Providing assistance to MWBEs for placement onto DOE's Bidders List.

 In 2012, the DOE's MWBE Diversity Council was established to further DOE's commitment to equal opportunity for all vendors.

Links for Prospective and Current Vendors:

Vendor Hotline: if you are a prospective or current vendor and have any procurement related questions, please contact the DOE's Vendor Hotline:

  • Phone: (718) 935-2300

For information about how to become a certified MWBE: