Diversity is the respectful understanding of human differences among people related to age, culture, disability, educational level, background, gender, national origin, physical attributes, race, sexual orientation, and spiritual or religious beliefs in the workplace and within the port district that we conduct business.
Inclusion enables us to strive to have all people represented and included in the Port Authority culture, and make all members, partners and employees feel welcomed and valued, not only for their abilities, but also for their unique qualities and perspectives.
The Port Authority demonstrates its commitment to diversity through the Agency's recruitment efforts by attracting a broader qualified group of individuals to ensure that the Port Authority's workforce at all levels reflects the diversity of the areas it serves. In addition, diversity initiatives through Departments such as the Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights allow the Port Authority to conduct extensive outreach to varied sources, including community-based organizations that promote the advancement of women and minorities in our neighboring communities.
The agency is committed to creating a culture where all employees, customers and business partners are respected and valued. Our diversity strategy is designed around four pillars.
Attracting the most capable candidates to compete in a 21st century workforce
Training & Development
Providing opportunities in the organization for personal & professional growth
Community Outreach/Economic Development Cultivating relationships in our region through volunteerism and philanthropy; enhancing employability of the people in the communities that we serve
Delivering quality customer service; promoting corporate responsibility
Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-organized, company recognizes groups that provide a forum for employees of similar backgrounds, cultures, and interests to come together for networking, support and professional development and to promote cultural and civic awareness. ERGs assist companies with core business objectives such as recruitment and retention of employees, marketing and advertising, and establishing nurturing community relationships.
The Port Authority recognizes the following Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):
|Port Authority Asian American Association
||The mission of PAAAA is to enhance awareness and the importance of being a valuable professional and diverse resource within PANYNJ by recognizing the bi-state's and PANYNJ's cultural diversity, and applying this diversity towards achieving world class, global quality, professional public service in an increasingly global environment.|
|Network of Black Employees
||The NBE was established in 1983 to enhance and encourage the career development of its members through information sharing, training, educational and professional development programs, as well as community outreach. An all-inclusive employee resource group, the NBE is comprised of African American and other employees of the Port Authority of NY & NJ and PATH at all levels of responsibility. Working in collaboration with Agency leaders, the NBE is committed to ensuring that our members have the leadership and professional skills to identify and meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of the bi-state region, thus strengthening career growth within the Port Authority and PATH.|
|Port Authority Hispanic Society
||The Port Authority Hispanic Society's (PAHS) mission is to represent and promote the interests of Hispanics employed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (Port Authority/PATH), and to enhance the representation of Hispanics in the agency.|