Diversity strategy and statement
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) diversity strategy is aimed at positioning the Agency as a market leader in the field of diversity and outlines the position now that we are now in. In order to achieve this, DSA needs to focus more energy on adding value and understanding how diversity can help towards delivering and meeting key business priorities.
- Equality and diversity strategy (PDF, 27Kb)
The Department for Transport (DfT) recognises that in order to deliver transport that works for everyone and to meet our business objectives our staff need to be representative of the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to developing an organisation in which fairness and equality of opportunity are central to our business and our working relationships.
The Department aims to employ people with a wide range of skills, and from a diversity of backgrounds, in order to make it more adaptable, understanding and receptive.
We are committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of employment, including recruitment, development and promotion. We aim to treat all staff fairly, with dignity and respect, regardless of any factor which is unrelated to their ability to perform in their current or future role. Diversity is fundamental not only to our employment practices but also to the way in which we deliver services and develop policy.
Transport policy development
We aim to promote diversity in transport policy development and deliver services that meet the needs of all social groups. We are developing more effective means of ensuring that our research and statistical gathering, which form the evidence base for policy making, are fully representative of all sectors of the population.
We are also working to ensure that when we consult we include all those who have an interest, including minority and hard to reach groups. We will work to develop better links with all stakeholders to help us both develop and evaluate our policies and services.
DSA statement for customers
DSA recognises and values its customers’ diversity. We will treat all our customers with respect, and deliver our services in an objective, polite, and fair manner.