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DoD behind the times on diversity and inclusion but provides stable career

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Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits, good camaraderie, stable income, variety of career paths for both military and civilians

Cons

Old-fashioned, conservative values can get in the way of equality and civil rights even in the face of executive orders and OPM policy demanding equality, diversity, and inclusion; the LGBT community within DoD receives no partner or survivor benefits unlike its counterparts at the State Department

Advice to Management

Strategically plan how to include the LGBT workforce to the fullest extent allowed under the law instead of playing catch up after the executive orders/laws are changed. Include LGBT as strategic HR/EO partners by including the community as one of the Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM). Lean forward with diversity and inclusion rather than waiting for it to be mandated and enforced.

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  1. A mixed bag.

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve in meaningful way,

    Cons

    Management has old fashioned approach.

    Advice to Management

    Understand civilian workforce.


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    Current Employee - Lead Meteorologist in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Meteorologist in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Working as a civilian for the military is rough. The military leaders do not know the requirements of civilian employees and often try to treat civilians like military members demanding things like relocation, crappy hours, working terrible shifts. They will push and push until you push back and then when you finally do what is right you are viewed as trouble

    Advice to Management

    Learn the rules of civilian employment


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