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Celebrating Diversity by Honoring the Lived Experience of Employees

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Over the past few months, our Technology Transformation Services (TTS) team shared some of the ways we strive to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and empower our diverse workforce. One particularly successful initiative began…

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How GSA is working to advance equity and environmental justice

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Andrea O’Neal and Sonal LarsenEarlier this year, GSA reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonizing the federal footprint and to exploring ways to power operations with carbon pollution-free electricity. This commitment is critical to combating the…

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LGBTQ+ inclusion at work and in tech

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How can we be responsible for designing inclusive products and services, with LGBTQ+ people and experiences at the center?Pride Month is an annual celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual,…

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GSA: A Place Where Everyone is Valued (VIDEO)

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The U.S. General Services Administration is committed to advancing each of the key priorities of the Biden-Harris administration, including racial equity and civil rights. As one of several ways the agency is honoring Pride Month in June 2021, GSA is…

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Celebrating Black culture and innovation at TTS: Black ingenuity and talent

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Black and African American technologists shape every definition of innovation. During Black History Month, the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) celebrated Black and African American innovators in our program and our country.But Black History Month…

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Celebrating Juneteenth and Our Shared Story of Independence

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As we excitedly plan to celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th, we are given a chance to reflect on the nation’s journey to independence. We can also explore what freedom truly means to different communities and generations of Americans.June…

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Pioneering Black Architect William Wilson Cooke

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African Americans pursuing a career in architecture have always faced high barriers to entry. The profession remains mostly white to this day. Even during periods of extreme racial discrimination, however, a small number of black architects were able to…

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How Should We Celebrate Black History?

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As we celebrate Black History this month, we are also confronted with the painful sacrifices that so many made. For me, the word “awe” comes to mind. I am certainly in awe of the fearless efforts that were made to:  …

Last Reviewed: 2021-06-09