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 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 (PEP). The DOE remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all employees, applicants, and vendors.
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 MWBE procurement.
MWBE Resources: to ensure that MWBEs are equitably included in the procurement process, the Department of Education:
- Provides technical assistance services, e.g., informing prospective vendors of the MWBE certification process and how to do business with the Department.
- Sponsors and attends various MWBE conferences and seminars.
- Informs vendors on where to apply for MWBE certification.
- Provides assistance to MWBEs for placement onto DOE's Bidders List.
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:
For information about how to become a city-certified MWBE: