Office of Diversity Programs

The Office of Diversity Programs is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support and facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the State’s civil service workforce.  In working with state agencies, departments and local jurisdictions, the Office of Diversity Programs actively engages its stakeholders to increase DEI so that every employee, and prospective employee feels valued and respected. The Office further reinforces CSC’s commitment to creating a more equitable workforce and valuing the differences that all employees and prospective employees bring and contribute to our shared values and goals.

The Office hosts numerous outreach events, training, and professional development programs, along with targeted initiatives focused on cultivating DEI for New Jersey’s civil service workforce.

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Employment Information Sessions

Office of Diversity Programs (ODP) hosts virtual and in-person employment information sessions throughout the year. Participants are provided step-by-step “instruction and how to” on applying for job announcements posted on CSC’s website. Additionally, information is provided on the types of positions available, i.e., competitive, non-competitive, and the variety of public service careers within government service. These sessions have been sponsored and supported by various partners, including NJ departments/agencies, community organizations, One-Stop Career Centers, colleges and universities, etc.

As part of State as a Model Employer (S.A.M.E.) initiative, ODP will host targeted sessions focused on assisting individuals with disabilities navigate the employment process while addressing real or perceived barriers to employment.

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Civil Service Commission Diversity Council

The CSC Diversity Council was established in September 2019. The primary purpose of the Council is as a State forum to provide diversity training, develop programs, provide resource information and recommendations on issues related to diversity and inclusion relevant to the civil service workforce.

The Council is comprised of representatives from agencies and departments and meets on a quarterly basis.

Law Enforcement Examination Preparatory Course

Senate Bill No. 2765 requires the Civil Service Commission to undertake various initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity within law enforcement agencies. As part of this legislation CSC has created this FREE preparatory course and assessment, designed to assist you in preparation for taking the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB).

It is intended for New Jersey residents of any low-income community or any municipality in the state with at least one “qualified opportunity zone” as determined under 26 U.S.C 1400Z-1.

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