Maximus CEO Furthers Company’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bruce Caswell signs The Valuable 500 & CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
We announced today that Bruce Caswell, President and Chief Executive Officer, has signed CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and The Valuable 500 commitments, as part of our ongoing strategy to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within the workplace. Our efforts here at Maximus, led by Caswell and driven by employees, have been recognized for its impact, including being ranked #3 in Washington Business Journal's Corporate Diversity Index for Large Companies in Greater D.C.
“These two new efforts are further demonstrations of the commitment of myself, our Board of Directors and leadership team, and our employees to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace,” said Bruce Caswell. President and CEO, Maximus. “These initiatives have always been very important to me personally, and the events of the past year have only increased its importance to our diverse workforce across the country and around the globe. As just one example, we called upon our employees across diverse backgrounds to help complete the 2020 Census data collection and help ensure all people were included, as well as our current work with governments in educating the public on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.”
By signing onto both initiatives, we have affirmed our determination to become an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. We have taken many steps in achieving these goals already, including hiring a Senior Director of DE&I to build a comprehensive DE&I strategy for the Company which includes providing dedicated unconscious bias training to managers and above across Maximus.
As the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace, our work with CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion is critical. In doing so, we will engage with other CEO Action signatories, provide engagement opportunities for employees, and drive thought leadership on DE&I.
The Valuable 500 is a global movement putting disability inclusion on the business leadership agenda, calling for 500 of the most influential business leaders to ignite systemic change. By committing to the Valuable 500, Maximus has promised to:
- Put disability inclusion on their leadership agenda
- Take one action for colleagues or customers
- Share that action with the Valuable 500 and with our company as part of the campaign
These signatories further complement our Global Human Rights Statement and U.K. Human Rights Statement which reflect the principles in the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights, as well as its recognition by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services as a Champion of Disability Employer, and its qualification as Disability Confident Leader status by the U.K. government and Disability Confident Recruiter status by the Australian Network on Disability.
“While these are two important steps to help illustrate our firm commitment to these goals, we fully understand that we must continue to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion through our actions on a daily basis,” said Caswell.